Friday, September 20, 2013

No Sew Halloween Sweater

Spider Sweater!   EEEKKKK!  8/365

I love all the crazy socks you can find this time of year. I bought this pair without any idea why, but then it dawned on me: dolly sweater!

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First I made a shirt by cutting off the ankle part of the sock, right across from the top of the heel. Since this is a two way stretch fabric (like t-shirts) it doesn't ravel, so you don't have to worry about hemming the bottom. Yay!

I cut two small slits for the armholes, one at each side of the sock. I made them small and then tried it on. You can always cut more if necessary. Mine were just right!

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Here's a view from the back:

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Now, what to do with the rest of the sock? Hmmmmm... How about a skirt! I cut off the foot part of the sock below the heel and the cut off the toe. I left a little bit of the black for a nice trim. I needed a way to keep the skirt on, which does require a tiny bit of sewing, but it's easy. I just took a piece of elastic thread an sewed around the top:

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I tried the skirt on my doll before I tied a knot on the inside and cut the thread.

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Now you have a complete outfit. Time to look for more socks!

With the Web!

Have a happy time DIY-ing!


  1. Such a great idea, and she looks brilliant!

  2. Soooooooo cute!!! Did you use adult socks or kid size?

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    1. I think these were kid socks, but not tiny ones. Good question!

  4. Wow that is Brilliant and looks Wonderful on her!
    Love, TiGGy