Tuesday, January 18, 2011

That’s a sweater on my legs!

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I’m digging the look that is popular right now to wear the high socks under the boots, as well as the leg warmer comeback (which was huge when I was in Second Grade).  However, I have not been able to find the right kind of socks. Someone mentioned Target (because all good things come from that wondrous store), but I could only find one grey pair, which I of course bought, but I think the rest were sold out. Like I said, popular.

Then! My oh so crafty, and artistically talented sister Heather (the one who reads a lot, in between her sewing and art projects), showed me how to convert old sweater sleeves into knee high socks. Brilliant!

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I just happened to have a sweater that I was just about to toss because it’s days were done. But now it can live a second life : )

Now this is really complicated, so get ready to take notes.

1. Cut sweater sleeve at armpit along seem.

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2. Continue up to shoulder part.

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3. Slide onto leg.

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4. Done.

*My sister made hers into an actual sock by turning it inside out and sewing together the cut edge.

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But, that’s too complicated for me. So I just went with the leg warmer look.

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That little pointy part there—I just tucked into my little booty socks when I wore my boots (no one saw it anyway).

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I was quite pleased with my one minute project!

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I was also quite pleased that I bought this shirt at Old Navy for only freakin’ $7 last week! So, I got one in blue too.

I was copying my sister Melody after I saw her wearing it in this post on her blog.

particulars: Boots, Alloy; Socks (duh!); Leggings, Costco; Tank, Motherhood (no I’m not pregnant, I just love how long it is); shirt (duh again! But in case you weren’t paying attention I forgive you, Old Navy); Belt, New York & Co.
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4 comments:

Melody's Voice said...

I saw that on Heather's blog. So creative. I did find some at Target. I bought white and black. But I am thinking I might go to Goodwill and find me some sweaters to cut up :)

Bren said...

So cute! I am getting SO excited to wear normal clothes again. Seeing you always look darling makes me jealous (in a positive way of course!)

Love ya!

Heather said...

Your sweater "socks" look cute!! And I love your boots!

Chasing Davies said...

This is awesome! I need to hit up a thrift store! Love it.

MeggyD from Chasing Davies

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