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Topic: Thrift store sweater to awesome striped winter clothes!!  (Read 5842 times)
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« on: October 25, 2010 05:19:00 PM »

I picked up this adorable cotton knit sweater (with stripes!!!) at the thrift store a few weeks ago with it in my mind to make a pair of pants OR a shirt for my daughter from it. As I sat down to cut it today I realized I had enough there to make not only a pair of pants but a shirt as well if I paired it with an old polo I had in my recon pile. (Sorry I do not have before pictures, I usually don't remember them until after the fact.)

After some (not so) careful cutting (I admit, I hacked it to pieces) and creativity I came up with this: pants, shirt and stocking style cap. There is about 4 inches to spare on the length of both the sleeves and the pants, so I *hope* it will fit through this winter. The pants have a yoga style waistband for comfort (waistband made from the polo) and were made mostly from the sleeves of the sweater and a small piece to make up the seat of the pants. The strategically placed pockets on the shirt are to cover up the old stains on the polo where I surely spilled something awful (and for coolness of course!)  The hat was just the leftovers from the sweater after everything else was finished.



I don't think I have seen her this pleased with something in a while. She has not taken it off all afternoon, in spite of the fact that it is still warm enough that we have the windows open! DH tried to take the hat off of her so she wouldn't overheat and she squawked at him and ran to me so I could put it back on her. She is seriously in love with this outfit.... and I have to admit, I am wishing I had one for myself... Wink
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010 05:29:24 PM »

Of course she didn't want to take it off...IT...IS...AWESOME!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010 05:30:29 PM »

OMG that is SOOOOOO cute!!!!   Cheesy  She looks like Rainbow Brite!!!  
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010 05:47:46 PM »

Who cant smile when you see this outfit! Way to go , this is great!
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2010 06:25:15 PM »

When I saw this I instantly though Rainbow Bright!  but it's not.  But it's super cute and Rainbow Bright-esque, which is awesome Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2010 06:33:39 PM »

That is the CUTEST outfit on an ADORABLE BABY!!!!


Love it! I too, thought Rainbow Brite. LOL
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2010 07:34:37 PM »

OMG that is too freaking cute!! I want that hat!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010 07:44:54 PM »

Thank you everyone! I finally managed to peel it off of her for bedtime. LOL
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010 08:52:01 PM »

this looks great!
I love the bright colours, it looks so comfortable and fun, awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010 12:15:58 PM »

You are an awesome recycling momma!  That looks so cute on her - very fun and colorful - I wouldn't want to take it off either! 
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