For today’s refashion, I wanted to make something quick and easy because let me tell ya’, this week has been nuts!
It all started last Friday, when the transmission went out on the Hubs’ van while he was driving 3 hours home from work.
Luckily Miraculously, he somehow made it all the way home, but wound up leaving me car-less all week. We were planning on moving into our new house this weekend, but now I think we’ll end up spending it looking for another vehicle instead. 😦
To get my mind off my woes, I decided to refashion something.
My daughter wanted a cashmere hat, so she sorted through my cashmere sweater stash and found these:
The first thing I did with them is cut a bunch of strips…
I grabbed the strip that had the finished (ribbed) edge, and measured it around my daughter’s head:
Once I had the bottom strip cut down to the right size, I trimmed the other strips down a bit to match and then (using my serger), I started stitching those strips together:
Once I had a few strips sewn together…
… I decided to cut some random shapes, stitch those together and then attach them to the strips like so:
Now, to turn this into a hat, I folded it in half (wrong sides together) and ran it through my serger:
Now all I had to do was stitch the top closed:
(Or so I thought).
When I tried the hat on my daughter, this is what it looked like:
Hmmm, not exactly the look we were going for.
To fix the problem, I just figured out where I wanted the hat to end, and trimmed off the excess:
After stitching the top closed…
Much better ‘eh?
She was pleased with it, and as a bonus, the scrap that I cut off of the top was the perfect fit for one of her American Girl dolls!
This refashion was a great little reprieve from my stressful week, but now, if you’ll excuse me, I must get back to my packing.
How was your week? What is a creative way you deal with stress?
Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear your thoughts!