I found this snowman turtleneck shirt at my local thrift store - tags still attached. I hated the style but I LOVE the print. It's just snowmen and snowflakes but the print was cute. Since the shirt was $4, I figured I could "remake" it into something a bit more stylish. I recut the turtleneck and made it into something much cuter.
|The snowmen print!|
|The original "Grandma" Turtleneck|
I don't like turtlenecks and try to not buy them. However, I figured I could cut this up and make it into a normalish looking blouse instead. First, I turned the turtleneck inside out and put it on the dress dummy.
I then drew some lines with my frixion markers to get an idea of where I'd eventually want the lines for the blouse. I then took the side seams apart, took the sleeves off, and took the lower sleeve seam and sleeve hem apart.
|What it ended up looking like|
|The new lines marked out|
After that, I added gores out of a matching brick red knit and a creamy lace knit. I bought the material to match at Joanns, on sale. I think it was about $6 extra. The gores went into the lower part of the sleeves for a flared sleeve and the sides of the blouse so it would swing out a bit. I stitched everything back together after cutting out the new neckline and trimming under the arms to make the blouse fit better.
|The end result|
|Side view so you can see the lace gores|
It ended up being both comfortable and rather cute. I wore it to work today for our Christmas party.