Saturday, March 5, 2011

Repurposed sweaters



Hypatia was in the mood to model this morning, showing off her new sweater skirt. Actually, the hat and the skirt she is wearing are recently refashioned out of a sweater of mine that got an unfortunate grease stain on it. I cut two hat shapes out of the bottom, utilizing the ribbing at the bottom of the sweater. I made two tiny hats out of the sleeves, so she has matching hats that fit her dolls. Then the top of the sweater had these stripes across the chest, so I cut just a rectangle and made a simple elastic-casing for the waistband.

Since I hate to throw anything away before I get as much use out of it as possible, I'm very pleased to refashion that sweater into something she enjoys wearing.


  1. Very cute! It's nice that you have a cooperative "model." My kids run from me when they see the camera!