Friday, April 8, 2011

Downsized Cardigan

With the cool nights, and cool days already arrived I needed some more warm woolies for Lil Miss.

I love to knit, however I needed something now!
soooo take one Adult cardy ( shopped from my wardrobe )


Cut it apart, sew back together......


Give your kid some chips!



Take some photos...


Voila! All set for winter


8 comments:

Sooner said...Best Blogger Tips

hello...I am a mum to a family of 6 as well. I saw your url under Lyn Websters blog. Just curious if you are willing to share how you keep your grocery bill to $150 and how your family survives on 3 - 2litres of milk a week....Thanks. I am very inspired by your blog. Just need to conquer one thing at a time though, and right now, it is my grocery budget/meal plan

Hootnz said...Best Blogger Tips

@Sooner
Hi there, thanks for the comment... what I thought I would do is write a post about it.... that way it will be easier to explain. Also we buy atleast 3 x 3lts of milk a week, because we just can't do without (loveit!), sorry if my comment that I left was incorrect. Anyway give me a couple of days and I should have it posted. Cheers Laura

Walking by Faith said...Best Blogger Tips

Adorable! I would love to do this for my baby girl. So cute!

I'm your newest follower. Stop by my blog sometime--I'd love to have you as a follower, as well! Also, feel free to come by this weekend for So Sweet Sundays and link up this adorable sweater! :)

morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

Hootnz said...Best Blogger Tips

Thankyou! I have added you to my list and would love to link up this sunday

nest full of eggs said...Best Blogger Tips

i love downsizing project like this ~ well done !

Hootnz said...Best Blogger Tips

Thankyou!

natasha said...Best Blogger Tips

hi I would love to know how u stop the knit from unraveling when u cut it?

Hootnz said...Best Blogger Tips

Hi Natasha, I was worried about this too, so when I cut it I made sure I had a inch wide seam allowance to prevent it unravelling close to where I sewed.. although saying that surprisingly even though it was a lacey knit it didn't unravell badly and once it was sewn it has held up really well.... I have washed it several times in the washing machine with no problem. Though if you are concerned when trying it yourself, maybe you could mark your pattern out on the knitted item, then sew before you cut the seam alowances, or even zig zag the edges of each of the pattern pieces before you piece it together.
I am guessing every knit would have to be treated differently

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