Tuesday, January 10, 2012

So You Think You Can Sew; Week 2- Refurbish

I was so excited to hear about the challenge for this week. I love cutting things up and trying to put them all back together.

I had this HUGE sweater my mom gave me that she used to wear back in the day. It was so soft and comfortable, but it looked awful. Lincoln was not a fan, and I just couldn't figure out what to do with it. I just put it in my "To-Do" bin and forgot about it. Once I heard about this challenge, I knew it was time to take the sweater out.

Due to some stains I knew I would have to dye it. It was my first time ever trying to dye fabric other than the few times I tie-dyed shirts. It took forever and it didn't really turn out the way I had planned, but it was a learning experience for sure.
I knew that after washing and drying it, the agitation would shrink it, so I planned on making something for Clark. However, after seeing the lavender color and how soft and fluffy the sweater became, I knew it would have to be for a girl. Luckily I have so many nieces in town it wasn't hard to get one to model for me.
Katelyn was more than happy to show her skill in modeling and style. She suggested we pair the outfit with her new boots and pink leggings.
With the extra fabric, I made a hat for her as well. There is only a few scraps left and I plan on making some fun rosettes for myself.
I was really happy to see how easy it was to sew with this fabric. After it was felted so much in the wash, it didn't fray or need ironing.

I am almost finished with the tutorial for how I made this little dress.

I have really enjoyed these challenges and I am SOOO grateful for all of your votes to help me move on. I would love your votes and support again this week. Please visit Ashley's blog to show me some love.


AngryBaker said...

So cute! Did it shrink that much or did you cut some off? I'll be interested to see how you put it together.

Laurie & Clint said...

Wow! I'm impressed! It turned out so well! I'm going to vote right now good luck!!!

Susan @ athomewithsarasays said...

The outfit is so awesome. I love it. I have an old ivory cable knit sweater I don't know what to do with. Maybe I can do this! Thanks.