The other day Violet came home from school and, instead of taking off a fleece neck gaiter-like scarf that I made for her for our ski trip, she kept it on. I reminded her that she hadn't yet taken it off and she said "I know, I want to keep it on." Well, I suppose I can't blame a girl for wanting to keep a snuggly scarf around her neck, I mean she does see me doing it all the time! I asked her if she'd like me to make her one that wasn't fleece sometime and her eyes lit up!
So, at the end of this Kids Clothes Week when the sewing room is a mess of fabric scraps, etc. and it's time to tidy up...I came across and old stripy tank of mine. Not big enough really to do much with, but perhaps, an infinity scarf?...
One side of the scarf is from the tank and the other, floral side, is a leftover scrap from this.
I whipped the scarf up in no time...but then it was too long for Violet, not for me, but...I suppose I was making this with her in mind...So, instead of cutting out the ladder stitch I had just sewn I ran a line of elastic stitches along both edges and down the center, shortening it but also giving it a fun little "ruffle" effect.
When I showed her the scarf, which incidentally is super soft and comfy, she immediately pulled it over her head and...aged approximately 10 years!
Sigh...I mean, she loves it! And sigh, she is really growing up, maybe faster than I want sometimes and more than I am ready for others, but as much as it makes me a little bit sad, it also makes me excited!
Oh, and yeah, lest we get to be too sappy on a post about an up cycled infinity scarf...she's excited about it too!
So, here we are at the end of another Kids Clothes Week. I really hadn't thought I'd sew each day, but with a husband out of town all week what else is one supposed to do after the kids are in bed. Besides, I always have a difficult time just "sort of" doing KCW, I just tend to get caught up in it all.
Plus this seasons theme was really motivating to me!
In the end, most of the contents of each of my projects were from our to toss/upcycle/donate bin except for the buttons in this sweater, the ribbing in this sweatshirt and these mittens, the bit of scrap fleece in the mittens as well and the scrap of knit in this infinity scarf. Not a bad job of up cycling and using what I've got I'd say! This has surely been my most favorite theme yet!
What about you, did you enjoy the up cycle challenge?