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Old 08-24-2011, 03:44 PM   #1
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My first Recycled Longies

Ok I am really excited and had to post these. #3 is due Mid Oct and I am really trying to cut the costs, yes I already CD for that purpose but I am also trying to find cheaper ways of doing that!
Any how, my grandma was just going to toss this wool sweater so I took it.

Read some tutorials, practiced making some fleece soakers and longies out of fabric I purchased at Joanns half off and then refound the sweater in my 'later' craft storage area(Seriously no more then an hour ago and I have been looking ALL OVER FOR IT). So within half an hour I made these! Which is AWESOME cause I have just refound my love of sewing since highschool and am kinda iffy at it still!

Sorry forgot to get a pic before I removed the sleeves, but look how much I have left to play with!


And here they are!

Course, they are not very pretty, but what can you expect from a plain gray sweater?
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:48 PM   #2
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Oh, they're cute, and I think they'll go with a lot of different outfits! You can always add an applique or something to make it more interesting! I think gray is a great place to start... you can do something wintery like a penguin.
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Kudo's for upcycling!!
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I love upcycled longies! If you need a pattern to make another pair out of the body of the sweater check out the Katrina's pattern...I've made quite a few and they always turn out great!
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great job!!! I love those!!!
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