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DIY: Y2K furry two pieces

The #Y2Ks are back in, so today I will teach you how to upcycle a furry sweatshirt into the cutest two pieces set so you can avoid fast fashion and still be in style!




This is a very simple project! You do not need a sewing machine or patterning skills. Although, if you are a beginner, there is still a chance you might get some parts wrong, that is perfectly fine and normal!


My suggestion is that you use the pins to put the piece together and try it on you as many times as you need to get it right.

If you are not able to make it, that's fine, I will still be proud of you for trying (as you should be too!). Save the piece for when you have more skills.

Just promise me you will not give up because of a single failed project! I, myself, made a lot of mistakes until I was able to sew whatever.



And, if you still feel like #upcycling or #diy are not your jam, but you want the set, you can find it here!



I hope you have as much fun as I did with this project and that it inspires you to keep transforming your closet. Because that will definitely change the world.


Now, grab your scissors and let's get started!




YOU WILL NEED:


  • A furry piece;

  • Ruler;

  • Sharp scissors;

  • Pins;

  • Thread and needle

  • Elastic band (optional)










HOW TO DO IT:


  1. First, you will try dressing the top like a skirt, if you are able to do it keep the crewneck. If it is too tight, eliminate the whole top part - including the head opening and the shoulders (since my neck was wide enough, I kept it as was). Then you will create an A-line construction with your ruler: the top part will be the narrowest and it will get wider on the bottom. Mark it with a line that will guide you on the cutting.




2. Cut the piece using the lines as guide and save the sleeves.





3. Cut the sleeves in half, then open the seam that closes the sleeves.

TIP: save the bottom part to make a bandeau top.





4. Repeat the operation on the other side and connect right and left with a seam. If the cleavage is too deep, all you have to do is sewing the piece over 1in further from the original seam.





5. Use the fabric leftovers to create 4 straps: two will be sewn on the highest part of your bust's top and the other two will be sewn on the back.





6. Close the sides of the skirt, sew hems, trims and the straps.

OPTIONAL: If you feel like the piece is too loose, sew an elastic band into the hem.





READY TO ROCK YOUR PIECE






OPTIONAL: You can use the surplus to create a bandeau top only by sewing the sides together


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