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Old 08-13-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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WOO HOO!!! Wool sweater score!

I went to goodwill this morning and found 4 awesomely soft wool sweaters to make ds some longies for this fall/winter. Only one is a blend but the other three are all 100% merino

The crazy part is that I had to put about 4 sweaters back because I didn't want to over do it. One was 100% cashmere but pretty thin - it was just nice to have choices....so I'll be posting pics of my recycles woolies over the next few days

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Re: WOO HOO!!! Wool sweater score!

Yay! I found Extra Fine Merino once that I just made a pair of shorties/capris out of the other day, but everything else I've found is super scratchy.
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I wish I knew how to do that. Awesome deal!
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Re: WOO HOO!!! Wool sweater score!

yeah, there were some scratchy ones that I totally passed on. I'm hoping to make some nice pj longies (like aristocrats) out of one, I'll double layer the soaker part since its thinner. Then I'm gonna try to do a stripe down the side of the other ones. I figure I should be able to get at least 3 longies and one ot two soakers for under clothes
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If you can sew at all its super easy!! I use Katrinas free pattern
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Congrats on your find! And don't forget that you can soften up scratchy wool by a long vinegar soak, then wash with baby shampoo, then a long soak in human hair conditioner.
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If you can sew at all its super easy!! I use Katrinas free pattern
OH OH OH OH post link..POST LINK POST LINK!!!!!

I bought three arm fulls (and im talking both arms) at the local annual catholic garage sale for $5.00 and I dont really know what to do with it!!!!!!

DH LOVES longies so I must learn!!! grin

Anyone have a favorite wrap pattern??? I would like to sew db some wraps too.


AND CONGRATS!!!! We girls LOVE finds!!! Finds ROCK!!!
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I found a lambs wool sweater today that is so pretty and soft. I can't wait to get sewing! Making longies with the sleeves is sooo easy!
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OH OH OH OH post link..POST LINK POST LINK!!!!!

I bought three arm fulls (and im talking both arms) at the local annual catholic garage sale for $5.00 and I dont really know what to do with it!!!!!!

DH LOVES longies so I must learn!!! grin

Anyone have a favorite wrap pattern??? I would like to sew db some wraps too.


AND CONGRATS!!!! We girls LOVE finds!!! Finds ROCK!!!
Here's the longies pattern and you can click on the links on the right for the soaker pattern

I used the soaker pattern to make pj longies. I used the soaker part and cut 2 layers from the body, then narrowed the sleeves how I wanted them and used them for the legs. The soaker part is two layers and the legs are one layer each. The waist is from a different sweater but the whole thing is soft, soft merino wool...ds looks so comfy in them!

I took a sweater that I really liked but the sleeves were too narrow. So I cut them along the seam and expanded them with a strip of fleece and used fleece for the waistband too. There's a tute out there for making longies from sleeves too...let me go find it...

I will post pics tomorrow of what I've got done
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OH OH OH OH post link..POST LINK POST LINK!!!!!

I bought three arm fulls (and im talking both arms) at the local annual catholic garage sale for $5.00 and I dont really know what to do with it!!!!!!

DH LOVES longies so I must learn!!! grin

Anyone have a favorite wrap pattern??? I would like to sew db some wraps too.


AND CONGRATS!!!! We girls LOVE finds!!! Finds ROCK!!!
That is a great deal!!
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