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Topic: 1 size M shrunken sweater = cardigan, skirt, and tights  (Read 1936 times)
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boingo82
« on: September 01, 2007 10:08:40 PM »

About 2 years ago my mom shrunk her favorite v-neck sweater in the wash, and figuring it was wool, gave it to me to make into diaper covers. I clipped off a bit and stuck it in bleach, and it didn't dissolve, so I didn't touch it....until now. I don't know what the fiber content is, but it's the softest cuddliest thing ever.

Unfortunately my models are sleeping for the night (plus they're boys, anyhow Tongue), so you'll have to see the completed projects lying down flat.

First I made a cardigan by salvaging the original neckline and the ends of the sleeves. I bound all the raw edges in a strip of scrap fabric:


Then using part of the bottom and the rest of the sleeves I made some tights:


Then used the remaining chunk of the bottom to make a little skirt:


Here is the approximate layout I used on the sweater - only a size M! As you can see I did my best to salvage the ribbing whenever it existed.
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shanaelle
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007 10:15:12 PM »

very cute.
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looney bin escapee
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007 11:23:45 PM »

 Shocked  wow!!  You got so much out of one sweater, amazing!  I'm no where near talented enough to pull that off.   I'm lucky to sew a straight line  Cheesy
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chuffed
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007 03:49:43 AM »

Well done on getting so many things out of one sweater.

The pieces look great too.
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boingo82
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007 08:06:35 AM »

OK, my model woke up. (The story behind the forehead bruise is that he's learned to climb up on the piano, table, counters, couches, etc this week and is not yet skilled at getting back down.)  Undecided

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007 09:02:43 AM »

wow, now that's clever!
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2007 12:19:30 PM »

Very resourceful!  Great job!
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kaymadben
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2007 10:03:29 PM »

So who is it really for?

Because I don't know of any boys that wear tights, skirts or flowers, much less a burgandy cardigan hehe. Although Ive seen my 2 yr old son running around in my pink hoodie pretending to be little pink riding hood carrying his sisters purse and in my high heels. (Don't tell his daddy)

Maybe a little princess on the way?
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boingo82
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2007 10:10:42 PM »

So who is it really for?

Because I don't know of any boys that wear tights, skirts or flowers, much less a burgandy cardigan hehe. Although Ive seen my 2 yr old son running around in my pink hoodie pretending to be little pink riding hood carrying his sisters purse and in my high heels. (Don't tell his daddy)

Maybe a little princess on the way?

No, certainly not that we know of. Wink I'm sewing for a little girl across the country whose mom is having a rough time right now financially, and can't afford clothing right now. Plus, I really like sewing girly stuff.  Cheesy
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kcjc
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2007 03:11:16 PM »

wow! that's really ingenious! and all very cute.

i hear ya on the beat-up kid stuff. my 2 year old doesn't take the time to oh, slow down before running into walls and doors, so she constantly looks like we've beaten her silly. i can't wait until she grows out of this phase!
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