When Bug was born, we were given so many cute clothes for her. One of my favorites was a red dress with white polka dots. It aslo came with a cute white shrug, that soon became the go to sweater for any sundresses that she wore. If you will notice, the tag on it says 9 months, but Bug actually wore it until she was about 2 1/2. Like I said, it was an outfit go-to for us.
I have wanted something similar in a larger size that would fit Bug right now, but never found one at the right price point. I did find an inexpensive white sweater at Wal-Mart, I think that it was $4, but it was long and long-sleeved, not exactly what I was looking for. I bought it anyway, intending to cut off the sleeves and shorten it a little, but instead it just sat in my project pile. I thought about using it as it was, but it really didn't fit her right.
Well, Easter provided the motivation that I needed to finally take the plunge and cut up this perfectly fine, brand-new sweater. I had Bug try it on, and then used my rotary cutter and cutting mat to take 6 inches off the bottom and to cut the sleeves. Then I just hemmed all of my cut edges and I was good to go. It isn't quite as cute as the Carter's shrug, but it fits her cute, and will definitely work for what I want it for.
So, if all of the above frugality wasn't enough, I was an even bigger
My little models were asleep when I actually had a minute to take some pictures, but I plan on taking lots of pictures on Sunday and will post some then.