Tuesday, April 29, 2014

refashion - from adult sweater to toddler dress

I just have a simple little project to share today.  Some of you may have seen a preview in Instagram.  If you didn't, and would like to follow (the totally new at it and pathetic with technology, what happened to the techno geek I once was?) me on Instagram, just go here.  I won't promise that I will keep up with posting stuff over there, but I will at least try :)

Anyway, back to today's project.  A few months ago, my sister-in-law was getting rid of a bunch of clothes and asked my oldest daughter if she wanted any of it.  I not-so-patiently waited for Ruthie to go through it, and then I picked out a few things that I thought would work for refashions.  One of which was this sweater with the cute ruffles:

I started with the Nessie Pattern by Craftiness in Not Optional for the basic size and shape.  I used the existing length of the sweater to preserve both the hem and the ruffles at the neckline.  Also cut the sleeves using the existing hem.  Then I appliqued a cute little heart from the template in this post just to make it a little more toddler friendly :)  This really was a simple project ... the only sewing involved was the shoulder and side seams and the applique.  And now Mae has a cute new dress!

Sweater - Refashioned
Heart - Riley Blake


  1. A fabulous refashion with those cute ruffles!!! Easy refashions are sometimes the best.