Although I am still tying up some loose ends, I'm in pretty good shape. A few days of dedicated wrapping and working after the kids' bedtime and I have made some progress. Today was my last day of school this week and although it was high-octane, it was nice. I have some really sweet kids in my classes. : )
Today, I have some pics to share of a sweater that I chopped up for some projects. This was a tunic-style sweater that I did not really wear anymore. I had considered taking it to the consignment store or Goodwill, but I decided not to. The color of it is nice and bright and I thought I would see if I could repurpose some parts of it.
Here is a shot of it before I cut it up.
I cut first straight across under the arms.
I hemmed the raw edge to make a skirt. This worked well since the length of the sweater was a bit long.
It turned out okay, but a little bumpy and thick. I've since read up a bit on sewing knits. I might redo it.
I haven't taken any pics of this skirt styled up.
I cut the top of the hat out of the sleeve with the ribbed part serving as the band of the hat. I also cut out a mitten shape after pinning it and then sewed them together.
After sewing it, I then trimmed around it.
I used the other ribbed section to fashion a little flower.
Not too shabby.....they turned out a bit on the small side, but definitely wearable for a dash of color in the winter.
Perhaps I'll find another old sweater that needs an update. Gives new inspiration to old sweaters you can find at the thrift store.....; )
Enjoy the pre-Christmas weekend! I'll be hitting the mall tomorrow AM when it opens and taking care of some last minute errands before we head out of town.
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