This is a very simple DIY. I feel silly even giving it directions, BUT nonetheless, I'm counting it as my first official DIY!
This sweatshirt was given to me when I was in seventh grade. (Woah, 10 years ago!) My family just moved to North Carolina and I missed cheerleading try-outs (devastating!) BUT, they let me try out late and I made the team (woohoo!)
I thought this thing was THE coolest article of clothing I owned. I mean, it had my name in the front and "Cheerleader" written on the back. Awesome.
But, as I got older, I formed more of a love for hooded sweatshirts and never had the heart to throw this one out. The memories! (And bleach stains from cleaning my cheer shoes-gone bad.)
Well, I woke up today wanting to wear it and decided to spruce it up a bit!
What you need:
Chalk, pencil, washable marker (optional)
Puppies, Husband, or Roommate (not optional)
1 Here she is in all her glory! The neck line is the biggest thing that keeps me from wearing it nowadays. It's so high up! I'm in love with slouchy, v-neck, type shirts. 2 Lay your sweatshirt flat on the ground/table. 3 Since my sweater is black, I used chalk to draw my lines out. You may be a pro at cutting free-handed...but not me! 4 I drew a line from the bottom of the collar and up to the shoulders. If you have a hood, it can be done the same way! (FYI: If you're nervous about cutting too low, start with just taking the collar off. Then try it on, see how you like it, and go from there.)
5 Make sure your "shoulder seam" (that's what I call the seam that goes across your shoulders) is even and cut through both the front and back. 6 Clean cut! (Olive just HAD to be in the pictures!) 7 and 8 are very important to the process. Put the collar around your puppies and laugh. Take pictures if possible. If you have no pets, try your Husband/Roomate! It's fun. Promise.
9 This is optional. (Along with everything else! It depends on how you like it!) I didn't like how the bottom of my sweatshirt was so cinched in by the band around it. So, I drew a line and cut across (leaving the hem in-tact to keep from fraying majorly.) 10 Also important, tie band around said puppies/Husband/roomates. 11 The result! An off the shoulder, slouchy, sweatshirt! (Being home alone is the only excuse I have for the "myspace-y/dirty bathroom mirror" picture.) 12 My "collar" on Olive. She kept it on the entire morning! Such a good girl.
Well, as I said, easy-peasy. But, I hope you enjoyed it! Next DIY will be a wall hanging of sorts for the new house. So stay tuned!