Today's Refashion Friday inspiration is one for the Southern Hemisphere massive as they enter Autumn/Winter. A cosy little sweatshirt remake with a cute contrast collar and matching cuffs. I started out by hacking up an unwanted mens white sweatshirt and recutting the front and back pieces to a smaller size still incorporating the bottom waist ribbing.
Having also recut the neckline to a wider, more flattering scoop shape, I drafted a Peter Pan collar which I cut from a contrast printed jersey. Because the neckline is wide enough to get this top easily over the head without stretching it, I didn't need to use the jersey's stretchy properties on the collar so I fused interfacing onto the pieces so they'd retain a more structured shape.
I chose to make the sleeves 3/4 length, and finished them with a cuff band made from the same contrast printed jersey. This was where the stretchy quality of the jersey was useful because the cuffs need to stretch to be a snug fit round the arms. So whether you are currently heading towards the colder part of the year, or simply fancy a new trans-season garment where-ever you live, why not hunt out an old sweatshirt in your local charity shop/thift store/op-shop (or even the closest male's wardrobe!) and get chopping and remaking?!