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Help me sort this weird shaped but lovely jumper

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olaflikeswarmhugs Sun 22-Jan-17 01:01:28

DH bought me this jumper for Christmas and I've had it on a few times but it's shaped really weird.

First of all the gather at the bottom doesn't "spread out" like it does on the model it's all pinched together and hangs like a pouch. Tbh that's OK I could put up with that but together with the weird neck it just all looks wrong.

The neck just does not sit right. It's so low that if I don't weather a vest top in end up with a whole boob on show (well a whole bra cup but still!) But if I do wear a vest top under it I think it takes the nice trendy look off the jumper.

I normally weather a plain black vest top under it but I'm thinking maybe trying a different colour or style of top underneath?

BusterGonad Sun 22-Jan-17 07:30:39

Any chance of a picture with you in it? Is it too big for you?

GizmoFrisby Sun 22-Jan-17 07:49:07

Could you wear it backwards grin

MargotLovedTom1 Sun 22-Jan-17 07:53:14

If the gather is just on elastic then you should be able to spread the material out? If you do have to wear a vest top then white would look better than black.

beanfilledfish Sun 22-Jan-17 08:02:06

yes wear it backwards grin how about a black thin polo neck underneath?

BusterGonad Sun 22-Jan-17 08:02:39

Or unpick/pull the elastic out? Stitch the bottom of the v neck up so it's not so deep?

olaflikeswarmhugs Sun 22-Jan-17 08:16:24

Yes buster it is too big for me. It must be really big made 🙈

If you see on the model how the electric spreads across her tummy? It doesn't do that on me the elastic is so strong it sits bunched up at the front completely unstretched.

olaflikeswarmhugs Sun 22-Jan-17 08:17:45

Stitching the top up is a great idea but I wouldn't be able to pick the elastic out it would ruin the jumper.

I don't have a picture of myself in it but I'll will try to take one today or tomorrow 😂

MargotLovedTom1 Sun 22-Jan-17 08:18:57

But is the fabric actually stitched to the elastic?

olaflikeswarmhugs Sun 22-Jan-17 08:24:29

I can't even think I'll take a picture of it 😳

BusterGonad Sun 22-Jan-17 08:25:44

Oh no op, is it too late to exchange it for another size, there must be something you can do about the bottom of the jumper! Can you turn it up and stick it to make a proper hem then cut the ruched gem off????

BusterGonad Sun 22-Jan-17 08:26:13

Stitch not stick!

BusterGonad Sun 22-Jan-17 08:26:44

Ffs hem not gem!!!

olaflikeswarmhugs Sun 22-Jan-17 08:40:19

This should or from the outside and inside

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Sun 22-Jan-17 11:24:59

I would carefully cut off those criss crossy straps at the front and then wear it with a white vest or fitted t shirt underneath, going for a casual off the shoulder look.

olaflikeswarmhugs Sun 22-Jan-17 11:50:39

I know I agree but it's the criss cross straps I like 😭😭 if I cut them off it just looks like every other grey jumper I have (I seem to have a lot 😐)

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Sun 22-Jan-17 12:00:14

I did think if you cut the straps off your dh might say, What on earth have you done to that nice jumper I bought you? grin

olaflikeswarmhugs Sun 22-Jan-17 12:52:10

Yeah would probably say something like oh I haven't seen you wearing that jumper I got you 😂😂😂

BusterGonad Sun 22-Jan-17 15:39:42

Can you unpick the side seams by the ruche and tighten it up? Maybe tighten the straps from the back of the jumper too???

OutandIn Sun 22-Jan-17 15:56:27

To be honest it sounds like it might be a lost cause. You could put it on ebay - it is still current stock at River Island and not in the sale- and buy something else instead.

BusterGonad Sun 22-Jan-17 16:08:47

If it's still current stock why don't you try and exchange it for the smaller size?

olaflikeswarmhugs Sun 22-Jan-17 20:59:13

Is it still current stock? When I looked on the website this find a picture to put it on here I had to Google it I couldn't find it on the website 🙈 I think the picture I found was from very and it's out of stock on there.

OutandIn Sun 22-Jan-17 23:24:35

www.riverisland.com/women/tops/t-shirts--vests/plain-t-shirts--vests/grey-strappy-wrap-front-top-692934?sem=1&cmpid=PLA&istCompanyId=28d3cba5-6749-43eb-904c-61b8cc01cf80&istItemId=xxpqqtirpw&istBid=tztx&gclid=CIHYotzy1tECFccV0wodFR4A5Q

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