As part of her School Exhibition project (‘Journey of a Yarn’) my daughter had to model for woolen wear and yesterday night, after trying out all possible combinations of her woolen wear, she declared that she wasn’t very happy with her ‘wintery’ look … I knew what was coming my way. Before she could even start, and to save myself from her wrath and fury (and sulking and emotional blackmail), I decided to pep her up. To be honest, I felt guilty as I couldn’t take out time the entire week to take her shopping. I didn’t want her to feel bad that I did not put in any effort for her project. So, I told her of an idea, to which she readily agreed and both of us rummaged her wardrobe looking for old pullover to try the idea. The idea was to recycle a pullover into a skirt! We found this black skinny pullover.
At 11 @ night came out the sewing machine and here is what I did;
I stitched the sides of the bodice (on the reverse side) twice to give it added strength. I cut out the sleeves after stitching the sides of the bodice and hem stitched the cut sleeves. Then cut open the pullover from the neck side and hem stitched the knitwear to prevent it from fraying. Lastly, I inter-locked (serged) all pieces for added durability.
And it’s ready! The cut sleeves became the leg warmers and the knitwear bodice became a fitted skirt! All done in half an hour!
I added a few sequins to pretty up the pullover she planned to wear.
And now my daughter wants all her old pullovers converted into skirts!
Here is my lil’ model on the ramp @ School (today was the Exhibition). Posing with her BFF (a designer in the making!)