Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial

Turn an old sweater into a dress

This morning I saw this old sweater hanging in my closet and thought, "that would be a cute little dress"

So I laid the sweater out on the floor and placed one of Brianna's dresses on top.

I traced around the dress with a pencil. A fabric marker probably would have worked better, but I don't have one.
Next I cut the pieces out making sure to keep the ribbing around the hood in tact.
I then cut the sleeves the same way, by placing the other dress on top and cutting to the length I wanted. I cut them a little longer than the other dress because I want to be able to roll them up.
Then I put the right sides together and sewed the side seams. I used a 1/4" seam allowance because it's knit and I knew it would roll/fray.
I actually had to take this seam out because it was crooked. Note: ALWAYS USE PINS!!!! Especially when working with knit fabrics!
Next I sewed the sleeves in.

And this is the completed sleeve.
This is what I have so-far.  Next I pinned the hood in where I wanted it to go and trimmed the ribbing to fit the new smaller neck/hood.
Again, I used LOTS of pins to hold it together and sewed the hood in place.
And here is the finished dress. This was so quick and easy. I can't wait for Brianna to try it on!

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