Winter keeps raging.
Fuck it, I'm cropping a wool sweater.
Skinnies: Vero Moda
Ankle Boots: Steve Madden
Yeah, it's frigid out and I'm removing coverage from my clothing. Fuck me, right?
Asos and Nasty Gal both have plenty of cropped sweaters in stock, but I can't bring myself to pay retail prices for the privelege of letting someone else shorten a 100% acrylic sweater for me. This one's thrifted, made in the USA, and all wool. It's also, consequently, very warm, even as it exposes a strip of midriff.
I would have photographed the DiY procedure if it had been graceful or photogenic in any way, but it was crazy simple. All I did was try it on to decide where I wanted to crop it, marked it appropriately, and sewed a seam along those lines with a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine. Then I cut off the excess. No custom stitch widths or special thread or anything, but I did take care to not stretch the fabric out as I fed it into the machine -- doing that would make the hem even rufflier than it already is.
P.S. I got a haircut. Super short bob with an undercut. Have to admit, I kind of love it!