The other day I made a few more pairs, both lighter weight to be able to use into the summer. Wool is wonderful for summer too. It breathes more than plastic covers do! One out of a vintage pink wool sweater, the other out of a bright green cashmere sweater I got at Target on the cheap years ago. Both pairs are so yummy.
Anyway, so I decided to chop up another sweater and show you how to make a pair too, in case you are interested. And I swear, this is the last of sweater chopping posts. Seriously. (What, you dont believe me?? WHY NOT?? Do you think I have a problem or something??? HA.)
So, as the children watched cartoons and the baby cooed on the floor and the sun streamed in the window, I sewed. (And I took pictures this time.)
|the cashmere overalls for spring and summer|
notice how brothers toys are WAY more interesting :)
|cut off your sweater arms and cut slits on the seam. measure to get it right.|
these will be big and more for next winter. you want the slit high enough
to make up the body of the overalls.
|i would cut up the sweater to make the top part of the bodice but i cut off the arms|
of this super soft sweater and kind of liked it...for me...
|the pants, sewn up. (yes, little miss is |
sitting in a box)
|the bodice, cut from another sweater. sides sewn up|
|getting ready to sew the pieces together.|
|while i left to feed the baby the kids stole the camera |
and took pictures. HA.
|not bad, right?|
|the sewn up overalls|
|the buttons added|
|i am scared of the button hole attachment and confess i never use it. i just |
zig zag stich back and forth and cut a hole in the middle
|the (much too big) woolen overalls|
|isnt she delicious??|
|sisters. (yes, i had just nursed her. HA)|