As far as upcycling goes, this is about as easy as it gets! I just cut off the sleeves at the seams, then cut across the sweater about 4" down from the neckline. (Of course, you will cut it off at a length that is right for you...allowing enough to turn down for the waistband.) I then placed the sweater inside out on my dress form (which I recently purchased...and LOVE!) and pinned the side seams to fit my hips and waist. I stitched and serged the seams, added some wide elastic at the waist and that was it! The matching leg warmers were cut from the sleeves and stitched to the right size. I serged around the bottom edge. Easy peasy and comfortable! If the necklace in the AFTER picture looks familiar, you may have seen it close-up in this post!