Wednesday, October 7, 2009

turning a jumper into a skirt

I came across a jumper of Gracen's from last year that she had long since outgrown and it looked like it had serious re-purposing potential. And it has butterflies embroidered across the front. And it's pink. The most important factor when considering anything to be made for Gracen. It's her favorite color. Of. All. Time. So this will be a hit with the little one for sure.

With one cut, a little unpicking, and a few stitches with the machine, it went from this...

to this...

and ended up as this.

All I did was cut the upper bodice off at the seam where it was attached to the skirt portion of the jumper, unpicked and removed the zipper at the back, sewed the back edge seam together where the zipper was, turned down the upper edge and made a casing at the waistband, added elastic the same length as Gracen's waist size, and I was done. A skirt was born from an outgrown jumper, in less than 30 minutes, and it's pink. It doesn't get much easier than that to make my little pink loving Gracen happy as a clam. Now to make a chocolate brown t-shirt cardi to go with it!

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