Tuesday, May 19, 2009

re-fashion :: the blue sweater

before :: this sad little blue sweater was destined to be donated. the sleeves were too long, the belt is lost, and one of the belt loops was torn.


after :: i added fabric covered buttons, fixed the belt loop and added a new belt, chopped the sleeves and added a cute little trim. so here it is, my new sweater, re-fashioned and ready for cool spring evenings... we might still get a couple of those, right?

i also made esme' a new little skirt with an olivia the pig fat quarter that we have been saving for something special. now we need to find a coordinating shirt, perhaps red, or black since white is out of the question for my kids.

these fabric covered headbands are so comfy - there are skinny plastic headbands inside each one! now i have the cuteness of a wide headband without the headache!

and they are harper approved!


while you are here be sure to check out the celebrate summer swap!

4 comments:

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Cute! I love the shorter sleeves on that sweater. :) My dh has a special place in his heart for blue and yellow.

Val

amishsunshine said...

This is such a good idea for the headband! I love wide ones but they hurt in all the unfortunate places. I'm trying this.

kraftykash said...

Stylin mama! You are so creative....love it!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Oooh I love all of it! Especially the sweater and the headbands. Perfect use for smaller pieces of fabric scraps.