I was inspired by this post to refashion my Old Navy, thrifted wool sweater (and somehow inspired to photograph myself, only without a tripod).
See the hood? Unflattering, useless, and bulky.
And I want to mend the hole, too. It's been there for a few years, but I wear this sweater pretty often.
I intended to open up the hood and then fold it on itself into a collar, but when I did the first little hem with a zig zag stitch, it turned into a pretty lettuce-edge. So I let it go. And used a scrap to mend the hole.
Now the sweater-that-used-to-be-a-hoodie just needs a barber date with my mother-in-law's fuzzy shaver. I love that thing and I love that we share it back and forth.
I may also have built up enough confidence to turn my lambswool crewneck sweater into a cardigan.