Everlane short sleeve sweatshirt | size medium, I cropped it
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I cut it off. Remember the Everlane short sleeve sweatshirt? In general, I liked it, but it was also big and too long on me, so I have really never worn it much. Every time I put it on, I wished it was shorter…so, I took matters into my own hands and snipped it. I am REALLY not a DIY person in any way, so I don’t do this very often, but I wasn’t wearing it anyway, so thought I’d try. I think it turned out nicely.
Of course, it will fray, unless I hem it, which I’m sure I won’t because I don’t have a machine. And anyway, I sort of like the “rolled” look that sweatshirts get when they’re cut. It will fray also, but again, that doesn’t bother me. I will wear it more often now, likely over dresses or with my high-waisted JP pencil skirt.
I did finally order a new piece from Everlane yesterday: the sleeveless poplin shirt in white. I settled on that instead of the dress because I don’t have anything similar, and really like the cut of the shirt (slightly a-line, cropped, tent-y in the back…) and hope it will work nicely with a lot of things. Fingers crossed! Has anyone ordered a dress or any of the new poplin pieces?
And now, if I may ask for your input: Do you like the “magazine” style I switched to several months ago? I mean that when you visit the front page, you have options to click on instead of just a blog format where you’ll see the last 5 posts while scrolling down. I’m thinking of changing it back to blog style and doing a lot more tweaks. Unless anyone is particularly loving the new format that is…I always welcome feedback on making the site easier to use/navigate/read.
Score for the sweatshirt.
I came across your blog more recently, so I cannot tell about format – I like it as it is now, and I do like the more traditional blog format – I don’t like the more extreme “magazine style” formats many blogs have adopted this last couple of years, which led me to more or less abandon a number of them – Case in point: Garance Dore, as an example. I want my daily “reading” just one click away !
However, just checking out some of your archives, I am just amazed at the progress you have accomplished over the last couple of years in your field : styling, pictures, everything – I would not have become a regular reader just three years ago, and the transformation is truly inspirational. Thank you!
Great idea! I got my Everlane long sleeve top (in large, which was too big so I had to return), but I did notice that the material was soooo soft! So yes, I’d attempt to adjust the length of the top vs. donating it ..for that quality of material.
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great idea for the sweatshirt!! I’m saving that idea for later!
I bought the white sleeveless poplin shirt and love it. I typically wear a size 10 or 12 and am short waisted and bought the L. For me the length and swing is perfect for leaving untucked over capris or a pencil skirt. Fabric seems good — not wowed by it or anything but really like the cut.
Grechen Reiter says
Thanks for your input!! Now I really can’t wait to get it. Hopefully tomorrow!
Grechen Reiter says
Thanks for your input Marie – I really appreciate it! And I’m glad you’ve stuck around, I enjoy your comments.
…and you say you’re not a DIY’er! I love the way you cropped it at the perfect length, top of hip. Visually, it just gives you a nice long line and emphasizes your tiny waist. (So jealous, as I pop another Cheeto????) have you noticed that a lot of Black Crane’s pieces have a raw edge? I’m pretty fond of the deconstructed look.
As for the blog, I love the changes you’ve made, but not because I felt like you needed to. It’s more like breakfast cereal when they say “new and improved”…It’s subtle, but I can tell something has changed.
Oh, and the sleeveless white poplin top caught my eye, too, so I’ll be happy to see how you style it!
I TOTALLY agree with you about Garance Dore’s blog, Marie! I really wanted to love it, because she’s so adorable and, let’s face it, French. But it is ALL OVER the place! Talk about a frustrating read….
Bravo for seizing control and cropping your sweatshirt! We need to remember that we are the boss of our clothes. Also, knit fabric like sweatshirting doesn’t fray, it will just curl attractively.
Grechen Reiter says
so true charlotte! sometimes I do forget that…
and i didn’t know sweatshirting wouldn’t fray – thanks! although i probably should have washed it first before cutting it. oh well…