Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Simple Sweater to Skirt


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!

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13 comments:

  1. It looks great! This is something I need to do.

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  2. Great re-purposing! It looks very cute on you. How cool that you found a dress form...where? I want one - does she have a twin sister!

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  4. Wow! That's really cool! Could I do that without a serger by zig-zagging the edge? Thanks for stopping by my blog and the sweet comment. :)

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  5. How cool is that?! It looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!!

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  6. The skirt looks great on you! I have a sweater dress(I only paid $1 for it) that had a print on top that I don't care for, I think I might try this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. great idea, it looks great! I found you at Singing three little birds!

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  8. This looks great! And I love the matching boot socks! Thanks for sharing, visiting via Under $100 Linky

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  9. Wow,That's great.It look so fabulous.Sweater skirt is look so different and fabulous.It was really great work art.

    50cc scooter

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  10. I love it!! It turned out so cute!! :)

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  11. OMGosh! That is amazing! I must go look in my closet. Hope you have a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  12. That's ingenious. Would have never thought of using the sleeves as leggings!! Following you!

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  13. I love your sweater skirt! I wish I had a sweater in my closet that would work- I might have to run over to DI or Savers.... :).

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the feedback and always look forward to reading what you have to say! Susan

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