Sunday, May 2, 2010

Last minute outfit

So we have a wedding to go to tomorrow, and I was trying to think of something for the boys to wear. I cut up these pants a few weeks ago, but never got around to sewing them. And I had also been thinking of taking some of the boys' sweaters and turning them into vests for summer. So I pulled everything out and thought I would just see how far I could get before bed and then, surprise! 15 minutes later I had a new outfit!!!! 

I started with this sweater that I always liked but the sleeves were a little long, so I would always end up rolling them up and then it looked sloppy to me.

So I cut it up.

Then turned the sweater inside out, and with right sides together, pinned the cuff to the armhole and sewed with a zig-zag stitch.

5 minutes!!

I had already cut the legs off these pants and used the leftovers to make the little tabs.

I sewed around and clipped the points.

Then top-stitched.

I pinned everything in place, and sewed the tabs to the pants as I hemmed at the same time.
I added a button and the shorts were done.
10 minutes!!

I can't believe that's all it was. So easy! I love it :o)

I'll try to get a picture of my cute little guy in it at the wedding tomorrow.


  1. WOW you have some mad sewing skills....and that's a good thing. Love the transformation. :o)

    Kendra "Domestic Princess in Training"

  2. What an inspiration you are! That outfit looks so spiffy!

  3. So cute, I love easy alterations like that!

  4. How creative! I love how you extended the life of the outfit!