All this week Stacey of Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy is hosting a sewing series about Mother-Son sewing - and I'm so excited to be joining in on the fun with some pretty awesome sewing mothers-of-boys! We didn't go for matching, but more coordinating. We each got a new sweater and a new infinity scarf and we're ready for fall.
Then reality took hold. Both my kids have October birthdays, plus birthday parties, plus Halloween. It all adds up pretty quickly and I didn't think my kids would look favorably on a blog post in place of birthday presents this year, so I needed a new game plan - it was time to get thrifty. I headed to Goodwill and, after quite a bit of digging, found two gray sweaters and a couple of coordinating blouses in seasonal colors and I think my total bill was about $15. That I knew I could swing.
My sweater was a XL men's sweater in cotton. I liked the sleeve and overall length but needed to take it in A LOT, which I did on the sides and the sleeves. I also prefer a scoop neck instead of the existing crew neck so I cut off the original neck band and used some knit scraps and my twin needle to bind the new neckline.
Thanks to Stacey for inviting me to join in on this fun series - it was such a wonderful idea and has filled my head with more ideas for clothes for my boy, as well as myself!