Sunday, March 21, 2010
Pj Refashion with Crochet Accents
I realized Clayton's sweatshirt PJ jumper was too short. I cut off the bottom and created this adorable sweatshirt today. Olivia is a lucky girl!
The original pajamas.
Cut off legs.
Cut off sleeves.
Trace a circle at the neck.
Cut off neck.
Use the circle to create a template for the pockets. Trace onto a leg.
Cut out pockets.
Sew a blanket stitch around all cut openings. (I think this is the most difficult step.)
Knot the end.
Trim ends. For the pockets I just went ahead and sewed the crochet down to the sweater when I sewed on the pockets (to prevent unraveling).
For the other areas I dabbed a bit of fabric glue on the knot. I didn't think I could hide the ends adequately and prevent unraveling.
This picture shows the stitching of the pocket. I pinned it down, sewed the straight stitch first, and then the zigzag stitch.
I made some easy flowers.
I cut some small leaves from the leg, marked the placement for flowers and sewed them on.