up cycling a sweater part 2: a baby sweater
I took one of the toggles off and sewed it on to another one of my sweaters that was in need of a little sprucing up.
2. Flip your sweater inside out and use a current baby sweater to get the right size. I just traced it on.
3. I cut the bottom cuff of the sweater so that I could have that on the bottom of Elly's sweater, but I kept the neck of the sweater the same. Then pin the bottom edge to the sweater make sure to keep the right side of the fabric to the right side.
4. Once you have the front and back sides how you want, put them right side to right side and sew them together... but leave the arm holes open and of course the neck hole. Speaking of the neck hole... make sure that it is big enough to fit over your baby's head. It's tough because you want to make sure the neckline doesn't hang down to far, but it's a good thing Elly's head isn't any bigger or else this one wouldn't fit.
5. Cut the sleeves using the baby sweater sleeves as a guide. Of course don't sew the ends.
6. Then attach the sleeve making sure to sew the right side of the fabric to the right side, and also making sure not to sew the sleeve shut.
The sweater is for more of a 9-12 month size, so it's a little big right now. One of my friends saw Elly's sweater and said it was cute and I said it used to be mine. They said, "Oh, like when you were a baby?" I said, "No, like on Friday it was mine, and today it's Elly's." I still have a few more old sweaters... so we'll see what else I decide to make with them.