|Blue and cream stripes... timeless|
I still love it. It's a 100% cotton knit in classic blue and cream stripes, light weight with 3/4 sleeves. I have worn this a lot, winter, spring, summer or fall (I sound like a James Taylor song). It actually fits me quite well...
|the faded colour makes me look a bit pale...|
The problem is, it is starting to show signs of age. The colour is beginning to fade and the seems are weak on the collar and sleeves.
|One of the many signs of wear|
So, I thought I would turn this into a skirt for my daughter. Easy peasy. So I chopped...
|That took a lot of courage!|
Then I took in a tiny bit of the width off the top part (in the original sweater, that is where it gets wider just below the sleeves).
I then made a waistband with some stretchy jersey I had on hand:
I then pinned the sweater-turned-skirt and the waistband so I would have 8 sections of equal length (no pins needed on the sides where there is a seam).
I then matched the pins and sewed the waistband to the skirt (I forgot to take a picture of this step).
And there you have it... a skirt! But wait...
I left an opening in the back of the waistband so I could run an actual elastic in the waistband to make the waist smaller as this skirt is/was intended for a 4 year old. But before I run the elastic in it, I thought, perhaps I should try it on just for fun...
|Wonder if this picture will end up in a Google search somehow|
Hmmm... not sure I want to give this skirt up just now. What do you think? Should I wear this in public? If I do, I will take a proper picture.
Now that my daughter may have been ripped off of a skirt, I have to make it up to her. Hmmm... How about this hand-me-down shirt that never fitted right?
|From ill-fitting shirt...|
Using the same method, I whipped that up in less than 10 minutes. Seriously, people, less than 10 minutes!
|To cute skirt!|
This could get addictive...
Fear not, it hasn't just been about refashioning in the Running Thimble studio. I have also used my sewing skills to repair hockey equipment ('tis that time of the year)! Oh, and yes, a new quilt was started. Before all the other ones got finished. I absolutely had no need to make a toddler size quilt, but this bright alphabet flannel was on sale and next thing you know... well, you know how these things go! Here is a sneak peak:
Hope you are having a fabulous week-end!