Friday, 6 February 2015

Recycled woolen sweater, kids clothes week winter 2015

KCW day 5 is here and today's item from the upcycle stash is one of Mr. Rascal's woolen sweaters with the inevitable holes on the elbows. The sweater has a nice soft grey colour and a half zipper I really wanted to use. I went with the Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads) as a base for this upcycle.

recycled half zip sweater - huisje boompje boefjes

Because of the holes on the elbows I couldn't reuse the sleeves, so I added a pair blue ones cut from a woolen maxi skirt. Working with wool was quite tricky, it tended to stretch a lot and it frayed at the armholes. So the sewing went a bit wobbly, but luckily nothing my iron couldn't fix in the end.

recycled half zip sweater - huisje boompje boefjes


recycled half zip sweater - huisje boompje boefjes


I added some leather details to the zipper and in the corner of the front panel. The leather is recycled from an old purse.

recycled half zip sweater - huisje boompje boefjes

recycled half zip sweater - huisje boompje boefjes

























I'm really pleased with the endresult of this upcycle. A nice and warm woolen winter sweater. All we need now is for the temperature to drop further so we can go iceskating on the lakes.


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