First, a re-size using an existing jumper as a template.
To create a gathered 'puff' shoulder, I snipping off the sleeves, and pinned 4 small pinches of fabric at the shoulder seam.
Did you spot the last image above? Yes, went a bit crazy, and started cutting up the sleeve. You see, once I stitched my gathered 'puff' sleeves back on, I still found the jumper to be a bit boring. I had an idea to create a layered sleeve but cutting large strips, over-locking raw edges, and stitching each strip back together underneath one another.
And there you have it..
Lets take a look a closer look at those sleeves..
A word on those 'black' trousers too. A refresh from my wardrobe, originally purchased in Salvos for $8, but looking a little tired. They went in with my RIT dye wash a few weeks ago.
The result has left them with a very slight red tinge, which is sort of what I intended, although I would have preferred a more noticeable change. RIT dye has left them less tired, and I have been wearing them more than I did previously, which is a good thing!
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