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More Creating!

I decided to try my hand at sewing some wool soakers from a sweater. From one sweater I was able to get this soaker AND a pair of longies from the arms. Well for the soaker I didn't use the cuffs from the sleeves, I just hemmed them. It seems to have worked well. Originally I made it WAY too big, like it would have fit ME. So I had to cut it down and resew it. I also used elastic in the waistband instead of a drawstring like the baby bum wrap shows. I still have to fix the front, it bulges out, but it came out pretty well. I think the sweater cost me $6 at a thrift store, and a dollar for the elastic. I think given time i could totally perfect that, I want to use the sleeves to make shorties instead of longies, because, well we live in Arizona, and its too dang hot for longies most of the year!

5 comments:

dacheese said...

U R a LOSER!!!

leaner said...

*pouting* why? Why am I a loser... sniff sniff, don't you love me anymore?

Lillithmother said...

I had NO idea that wool could be that useful - you go girl!!

leaner said...

It is awesome! I used motherease covers for a short while, but quickly switched to wool when I was shown the glories of it! Even in the summer heat, it keeps her bum cool and I have only had one leak (needed to re-lanolin the covers!) I love wool! And if you ask my dh, I hated it before!
I want to go to thrift stores and buy TONS of woll sweaters, because honestly- it is the best way to use them in this area! LOL plus I think the longies/sweater pants would be awesome for out winter.

dacheese said...

a loser in a good way... you are way to creative for me... Of course I love you!!

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