Friday, September 20, 2013
No Sew Halloween Sweater
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!
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!
Here's a view from the back:
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:
I tried the skirt on my doll before I tied a knot on the inside and cut the thread.
Now you have a complete outfit. Time to look for more socks!
Have a happy time DIY-ing!