So, like many crafters, I have developed an obsession with Pinterest.com. I am so overwhelmed sometimes with good ideas that I'm finding myself working on multiple projects at once.
Last night I was cleaning out/re-organizing my bedroom closet and I came across a few cute sweaters that no longer fit. Actually, they no longer fit for two reasons. #1 I have gained weight (duh!) and #2 they've been dried (read: shrunken!). I've been holding on to them because they are cute and I was holding out hope that if I lost enough weight, that they'd eventually fit again. But at this point, I've decided to give up the ghost and just get rid of them.
But wait, I remember pinning something into my "If I had a little girl" board on pinterest where a woman does a tutorial on how to turn an old sweater into an a-line toddler dress.
Following the instructions (and using one of Thing 1 & Thing 2's 3T long sleeve shirts), I was able to make a super cute and soft sweater dress for one stylish little Lady Bug.
The sweater before:
Cutting the shape of the dress out:
The dress after:
Do you think he'll hate me for this one day?
I made a few mistakes along the way, but besides the arms being a tad short, I think it turned out great. I'm ready to try making another one with my other sweater. And it's not a cowl neck, so it should be easier.