Monday, December 7, 2009

Best $2.00 I ever spent

About two years ago I hit Old Navy's 50% clearance sale and scored this black sweater for $2.00. I wore the sweater for the past two years and then decided last night to give it a new life. SO FUN!!! I made a little sweater dress for my Mia and two headbands for Mia, Madi or myself! Whoever gets to them first I guess. I always have intentions of doing step by step tutorials for these things but then I get sewing and forget to take pictures. I tried to use as many finish edges on the sweater as possible so it would not unravel. The bottom of the dress is the actual bottom of the sweater and the length was perfect to the arm holes so I just based the width off one of her old dress and cut a straight line up. Turned it inside out sewed right sides together. I also used the same sleeves that were on my sweater so the edges were done for me I just had to cut them down to fit her arms. Last I used strips and twisted and rolled to make some kind of cuteness on the front. I LOVE the way this turned out.



The whole reason I started cutting up my sweater was for these headbands, the dress was an after thought but I like the dress much more then the headbands. So have you ever seen these? They are all over boutiques and craft fairs here in Utah. And like I have mentioned before I am VERY VERY cheap. don't get me wrong I like to shop but I HATE actually paying for the things that I shop for. Especially when I know it will only get worn maybe 4 times in the season. But I really actually love these and think they are prob worth the money! Dang you amazing women who know how to knit and crochet. So these are worn as headbands or neck warmers. They have buttons in the back to adjust size and well I just think they are super cute!




And no, I am not a grease ball!! I had an oil lotion thing in my hair! So my hair looks really dirty! But it's not! For this I just cut strips off of the sweater and then rolled the edge under and sewed a stitch across the edges so it would not unravel. The I did the same as in the dress I rolled strips to form a flower and hand stitched it on. I think they are adorable! and hey you can't beat free fifty free right???


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6 Comments:

Blogger Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

Great bargain! Nothing like a cheap item to last and get repurposed!

December 7, 2009 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Bobbi said...

You did it! It turned out just as cute as the boutique headbands and you can't beat free. Way to go. Love Mia's hair :)

December 7, 2009 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Jessabells said...

Oh that is so adorable! Great thinking with the upcycling!

December 7, 2009 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Malmstroms said...

Dang you! I am one of the dorks who paid $15 for my headband. I love it, but love you free ninety nine one better. You rock. I love the darling dress too!

December 8, 2009 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Mama Lusco said...

This rocks! The baby dress is darling and the headbands are great, too! Even better that they were cheap, cheap, cheap :) Thanks for sharing.

December 9, 2009 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Super cute! I just bought one of these actually for a photo shoot. I LOVE it! I know how to crochet but don't know how to follow a pattern so I need to sit down and try to figure it out!
Katie
miamoodesigns.blogspot.com (I guess you and I both have girls name Mia)

December 13, 2010 at 10:41 PM  

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