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Adjusting Big Jumpers for Small Blokes: Tutorial

My ex was an XL with a taste in expensive cashmere office-hipster jumpers. I've had a sack of his offcasts for years now: attempting to resize one was my first, disastrous sewing outing. I have a lot more experience now and, three years on, have successfully adjusted the jumpers. Win!
This is what you do.
(NB: this is a fairly challenging project. Start with charity-shop crap, and practice before using on something you like. I've made the instructions as clear as I can, but some of it is just a knack for handling tricky fabrics and understanding clothing shapes. Really, this is more of a record of what I did so I can consult it in future - I'm not a great tailor, I promise no results.) YOU WILL NEEDAn oversized jumper. Good thread in a matching colour (ie Gutermann)Two threads in contrasting colours (any quality)Fabric scissorsEmbroidery scissors/snipsA sewing machine OR confident, strong hand-sewing and a bunch of time.Tailor's chalk Pins - choose ones with brightly …

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