HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL!
I'm not going to pretend this isn't a wonderful season, especially here in Michigan where it's our last hurrah before the frigid onset of Winter. In preparation for the cooler weather (which was already arrived) I've been taking a tally of my sweater inventory. I have a lot of sweaters and didn't really want to buy more, but it's always nice to have something new as the temperatures change.
I happened upon this half-zip in John's closet during my packing/note taking and realized it could be super cute as a women's piece with a few feminine touches. The whole process took less than an hour (including dry time) and was well worth the effort. I really like it!
Here's the starting shot. The sweater was plain and a bit baggy/frumpy on. I did like the extra long sleeves and length of the trunk, though. It's always a bonus that sleeves long enough for my lanky arms are basically guaranteed in menswear! If you're making your own, use the same men's size as you wear. For example, if you wear a ladies medium, use a men's medium. For something more fitted, get a smaller men's size.
Next, I traced my shapes on to the back sides of the iron-ons with sharpie and cut them out.