CONTRASTING RAGLAN SWEATSHIRT REFASHION & TUTORIAL

Is anyone else as obsessed with sweatshirts this season as I am?? One of my favorite sweatshirts at j.crew is this raglan style one with the contrasting fabric front, so among a few other DIY sweatshirts I’ve made in the last few weeks (jeweled raglan one here and lace embellished one here), I was inspired by this one. I used some gorgeous silver fabric with an embossed paisley print that I found in the home decor section of Jo-Ann’s, and loved how it subtly glams up a basic gray sweatshirt.  
A super simple tutorial is below! 

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sweatshirt: target, refashioned by me
skirt: c/o lulu’s
heels: kohl’s
bag: c/o oasap
watch: burberry
hat: target
necklace: c/o groopdealz

Click through for the tutorial!

Materials:
  • sweatshirt (I found mine at Target)
  • contrasting material, such as brocade (I found mine in the home decor section at Jo-Ann’s)
  • matching thread
  • seam ripper
Step 1. Use your seam ripper to remove the entire front of the shirt, as seen below. You’ll be ripping out the side seams, the raglan seams, the front section of the neckline, and the front part of the waistband.

Step 2. Using the section you just removed, cut a piece of your contrasting fabric. IMPORTANT: If your contrasting fabric is NOT stretchy, add 1 1/2 inches of seam allowance on each side and the top, and 2 1/2 inches of seam allowance on the bottom.

Step 3. With right sides together, pin your contrasting fabric to the remaining sweatshirt and sew up the sides and raglan seam with a straight stitch. Trim and serge or zigzag your raw edge. Repeat on the other side.

Step 4. Now your sweatshirt should look like this. Next, with right sides together, pin the neckline ribbing to the contrasting fabric, stretching the ribbing to fit across.

Sew in place with a straight stitch, pulling the ribbing flat in between pins as you sew.

Your neckline should now look like this. Top stitch right below the ribbing with a wide straight stitch.

Step 5. With right sides together, pin the waistband ribbing to the contrasting fabric, stretching it to fit. Sew it up with a straight stitch, pulling the ribbing flat in between pins. Press all your seams and you’re done!