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How I refashioned/upcycled a men's XL turtleneck
I wanted something quick and comfy to throw on for work, but didn't want it to be plain. I use the main body for the dress, then the sleeves turned into the stripes on the dress.

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  • How to recycle a sweater into a dress. Men's Turtleneck To Knit Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a turtleneck and cut the sleeves off, then cut them into strips of varying lengths and widths. For the body, I just put a knit dress I have and traced the outline. I was able to use the hem of the original shirt so if you can do that you can save yourself having to hem the bottom edge.

  • How to recycle a sweater into a dress. Men's Turtleneck To Knit Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pin the strips into place on right side of the fabric. One they are pinned, cut off the excess so that the strips are even with the sides. Do a single stitch through the middle of each strip, overlapping back and forth until all strips are sewn on.

  • How to recycle a sweater into a dress. Men's Turtleneck To Knit Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    With right sides together, sew up sides, and finish armholes.

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Anael MarsW
Anael MarsW · Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canarias, ES · 34 projects
Really nice looking!
K H.
K H. · 52 projects
Thank you!
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