I’ve had this lovely purple sweater for a few years, but through the winters, I kind of just toss the sweater into my normal laundry load. Anyway, either I’ve gained a bit of weight or the washing machine worked its shrinking magic, the sweater is just a teeny bit too small. Not terribly small, but small enough for me to feel uncomfortable.
Anyway, I grabbed some lace from my stash and inserted a triangular piece into the side. The new side pieces make the sweater a bit longer — more like a tunic now — but I still love it. The lace adds a little bit of pop to the solid color, and I have plenty more lace for future projects. Unless I gain more weight, the sweater should last a few more winters!