30 March 2010

I *officially* refashioned!

So I have had this sweater... prolly since high school, or not long thereafter, that I absolutely adored. It lived on me almost 24/7. I know I slept in it more than one time. It was ratty, had runs, it had the cuff redone (thank you grandma!), the neck had been sewn back together. It was my 'security blanket'. My mom hates it and has encouraged me numerous times to get rid of it, even threatening to pull it apart. But I've had it all this time, and I just couldn't bring myself to throw it away. And obviously goodwill didn't want it. So, I found this tutorial online about turning an adult sweater into a toddler sweater vest - bingo!! What a perfect idea, I can transform my old ratty sweater into something hopefully semi nice for my son. So, that's what I've done today...

My sweater - in all it's glory, well used and loved from over the years...



And here it is this afternoon, waiting to be tried on by the boy when he gets up from his nap (I think I'll have to take in the shoulders a bit, it seems big)...


Complete with ratty old run b/c I didn't pay attention to it when I was placing my cuts... oopsie!
When I find the link for the tutorial again, I'll post it in here - this was super easy and a great way to recycle my favorite sweater! :)

12 comments:

Eva said...

Ho clever is this....and so cute. I would have never thought of doing that with a sweater, but you sure did a great job...I bet he will look adorable in it, too.

Daisymeh said...

How resourceful!!

Reel Girl said...

I love this idea! Awesome job, Kelly - it looks adorable!

JuliesAddiction said...

perfect way to preserve your fav!!!

pamala said...

So cute!!! Great job!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great job Kelly and I am sure he will love it.

just lisa said...

How adorable! What a great idea!!!

Scrapenabler said...

Very clever! Love it.

Leah Crowe said...

You are way too cool girlfriend... that little sweater vest is AMAZING!! You should be so proud of yourself.. I love it!

Melonie said...

Great idea!

pattiwest said...

Kelly...you are so clever to think to make a vest for your son! Can't wait to see pics of him wearing it. Fab job!! :)

CherrieScraps said...

that is just too stinkin cute!! You are so clever!!