|"Wait 'til you see what LaLa made me!"|
The other day it was 80 degrees. We were all wearing shorts and t-shirts. Then came the day where it started out warm and by afternoon, it was bitter cold and raining. That was a day that Charlie came to play. And I needed to run some errands. But there was no way I was taking my little grandson out in the cold without a jacket or sweatshirt or something!
What could I do? Wrap him in a blanket? That would do---but not very well. He is one active little boy and wants to do everything himself. I could hardly keep him wrapped up for very long.
Then I remembered a thrift sweater I had bought for making some of my felted owls. It hadn't shrunk down as much as I had wished and the fibers weren't all bound together like I wanted. So I hadn't cut it up for that craft. It would be perfect for making Charlie a sweater!
Leaving the slightly shrunken neckline intact, I laid Charlie's t-shirt on top for an idea of how big to make the body of the sweater. Then cut that out---with curves for the arm holes.
I cut down the arms of the sweater and cut off the ribbing to appropriate sizes for the newer smaller sweater. It took exactly 7 seams, zig zagging, and I was done!