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Monday, March 07, 2016

What To Do With a Winter Sweater; Skirt and Leg Warmers

Hello Refashion Co-op. It is getting to feel a lot like spring around here but last week it was a different story. It was cold and a little snowy. The snow inspired me to use this pink snowflake sweater. I did a quick sweater refashion. My daughter has had this sweater for ages and has always wanted to make leg warmers out of the sleeves. I have seen some sweaters turned to skirts on this blog and on Pinterest so, I decided to try that with the body of the sweater.

I started cutting the sweater. I should have left more room at the top for the waist. This sweater is big so it worked out but it could have been too narrow. I should have cut the arms off and left the shoulder area attached to the body of the sweater.

I used a zigzag stitch to close up the ends of the sleeves. The wristbands are the tops of the leg warmers.  I used plain elastic for the waistband. I just attached it to the sweater with a zigzag stitch. This sweater is bulky and the elastic was great for smoothing over the new waistband. It makes it more flattering under shirts.

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jennifer elliott said...

Perfect sweater to turn into a skirt! I love it!

Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks Jennifer. I appreciate you comments so much.

cfortin said...

That sweater does make a really cute skirt. Nice refashion.

Cindy - EOD
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