: : bolero refashion : :

I think this may be my new favorite thing for Sprout and I'm pretty sure I need to make one Mommy size.   Let me show you how easy it is to make a bolero jacket with ruffles!

ONLY CUT YOUR SLEEVE LENGTH, OVERALL SWEATER LENGTH, AND SIDE SEAMS. DO NOT CUT ALONG THE SHOULDERS - I just realized the dotted lines run up the outer edge and shoulders - duh!  Don't cut there or along the v-neck! Leave the v-neck intact for now.

So, there it is.  My bolero refashion with ruffles.  It seriously was super easy!  Go forth and thrift, refashion and sew!

{mystery sew along}

I love Halloween.  I love Fall.  I love Halloween and Harvest parties and decorations and games and mysteries!  SO, I thought it would be fun to start the first day of Fall here stateside with a fun sew along mystery.  Each day, I will give you a few of the steps but I'm not going to tell you what we are making.  You'll probably figure it out pretty quick BUT it will be a lot of fun to just go along and see what you end up with.  I promise you will love it!  And use it a lot.  And want to make many.

Ready?  OK, TODAY, we are gathering some supplies.

You will need 18 quantity of 4 1/2" squares.  Use up your quilting cottons and add to it some fun pieces for texture.  I used some wool from an old sweater and also corduroy.  You will need some twine.  And poly fiber stuffing.  And of course, all your usual gear, sewing machine and notions, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Once you have your materials gathered, sew 3 of your squares together in a row using 1/4" seams.  You will sew these together until you have a total of 6 groups of 3 squares each.

Come back tomorrow and see what comes next!