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Mum's sweater became a skirt :)

Added Nov 12, 2018

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I’m always curious to see how my dress will look like after cutting apart several garments to make it..! My mum’s old sweater is the eye-catching for this dress, and it makes me Happy to wear it because it remains me of her ♥ The red top is from the wool dress and the sleeves from the white sweater. For the waist I have used a part of the wool top. I made pockets for the skirt and sewed an exposed zipper in front. The collar is made of a piece I have left from a cardigan.

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Material Notes

Tranformation with old garments.




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    Dec 4, 2018, 07.58 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    I’m dying for such crazy creations!!!!

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    Nov 20, 2018, 01.29 PMby cur-jargon

    Love it! You thought this out beautifully and fit is so flattering on you.

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      Nov 20, 2018, 03.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Curry! It’s so fun playing with old garments ;-)

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    Nov 17, 2018, 11.02 AMby missjackieo

    This is really clever , I would never have thought to do this .I like how bright and colourful it is.

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      Nov 18, 2018, 10.54 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks! It makes me Happy to hear ;-)

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    Nov 16, 2018, 11.46 AMby Frenchy-C

    So cute! Refashioning takes so much time , care and planning. Well done as always. Happy sewing Ellen xx

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    Nov 13, 2018, 04.53 PMby izbott

    I love it! It’s lovely how you used her sweater. Very well done:-)

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    Nov 13, 2018, 01.22 PMby Evmorales

    OMG, I’m going to be like everybody who sees my creations…“I want one” haha. It turned out amazing. I guess we all get to the point that we want to Frankenstein the clothes we don’t use or fit into new gorgeous pieces!

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      Nov 13, 2018, 10.07 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      He-he, you makes me smile ;-)) I love to make Frankenstein dresses! Thanks honey!

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      Nov 15, 2018, 04.49 AMby Evmorales

      hehe you’re welcome!

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    Nov 13, 2018, 08.27 AMby Mary Athey

    Ellen this turned out just fabulous. I love how creative you are and you placed the parts perfectly. Your mum’s jumper as the skirt is just wonderful x

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      Nov 13, 2018, 10.04 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Mary! I just love Transformation :)

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