Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Turtleneck to Zipped Pullover Refashion

Did you guys happen to catch Cheri's T-Shirt to Zipped Pullover tutorial over at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar?  It was a guest post during Dana and Rae's Celebrate the Boy series. Even though I have two girls, I absolutely loved it and wanted to try it out for my oldest daughter. I had a heck of a time finding a long sleeve t-shirt in the right size... wrong time of year, I guess. I ended up finding a boy's plain dark gray turtleneck on clearance at Walmart for $1, and that's what I refashioned into this...


How cute is that? See that awesome pleat at the bottom of the zipper? I totally messed that up. meant to do that.

I had a flannel Hello Kitty remnant that I picked up at Jo-Ann's, and I knew I wanted to use part of it for this shirt. The inside of the pocket is just plain cream colored flannel. Add a little raspberry ribbed knit and a blue-gray zipper, and you've got a pretty cute little shirt.


This was my first sewing refashion, and I have to admit that I was a little frightened to start cutting into that perfectly good turtleneck until I reminded myself that it was only a dollar... Then I got over it pretty quickly.

I fear knits, but this was so simple and actually a pretty quick project. And that's coming from a super slow sewer. In no time at all that gray turtleneck went from this...


To this...


Wanna make your own? Click here to see the T-Shirt to Zipped Pullover tutorial that Cheri posted over at I Am Momma and to see her adorable refashion.





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12 comments:

Chris said...

You did a great job! I love how it turned out, and it looks like your sweet girl does too.

Erica {B is for Boy} said...

Oh, it's so cute! I have that same tutorial bookmarked to make...one of these days!

Katish said...

Quite an unusual remake! Terrific!
That remake alter for her daughter? )))

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

Wow Gwen! that is so cute!

Maria Matter said...

what a great idea! this is adorable!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

That's such a fab makeover...and what a super-sweet model you have there!! ;-)

Slow sewer??? You???? Errrr......no! You seem to be able to sew in your sleep!!

Sarahx

Kim said...

"Sew" cute! I think I need one of those.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

I love your color choices! Looks awesome! Adding this to my to do list. I am also afraid of knits :-)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

(1) I love that you tried the tute for you daughter and (2) I would have never seen such awesome potential in the $1 turtleneck. Brilliant transformation and of course you can NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH HELLO KITTY.

Lu said...

Well done! She looks stylin!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

This is so cute, Gwen! I love all the colors- makes the whole thing bright and fun! And Hello Kitty? Hellow- Awesome! :) I'm sure she loves it, I might need one for me- it looks nice and cozy. :)
xoxo,
Amy

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

Way to go Gwen. I love that you found a fun print for the pocket. Looks like she loves it too. You rock. Thank you for sharing this with me!

Cheri

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