Wardrobe Refashioning for the Bean

As I mentioned earlier, I had fun at the thrift store yesterday...
I bought 3 wool sweaters to make soaker longies for the Bean.
typically, at least for me, things did NOT go as planned.
I started with this sweater, and cut the arms/neck off to make into pants...

I refused to photograph the 3 pairs of pants that came out looking horribly.
but I made this cute dress out of the body part of the sweater... it's orange and brown, not typically valentine-y, but I thought it might work till next fall...
the front has elastic shirring so it can stretch over her giant head, but not fall off her tiny shoulders.
and the back has a pleat...
the sleeves got chopped down so many times (THREE FAILS! BOOOOOOO!!!!!) that now they're wrist warmers for my mom.
yeah, that's what I intended all along...
(sigh)
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