Trying something new

Went to the quilt show today and my sister and I decided we’d try to convert a child’s sweatshirt into a cute top. Neither of us sew clothing so it’s a bit of a challenge!


It’s got some issues but it’s kind of cute so far


10 thoughts on “Trying something new

  1. Penny G

    I have done that before in both children and adult sizes and it is rewarding if you can find a great trim to accent the cut edges. I have found that I like a good quality ribbon and if it is wide I have the choice of folding or not and if it is narrow I sew down the edge an then put the seam in the ribbon at the cut edge. When I did some for a charity I used a nice ribbon on top and a coordinating Grosgrain on the back. Surprisingly the kids love having the print and the solid – who knew?

  2. Pati

    I say you are doing a great job! I often find that people who don’t really know what they are doing can be much more free and creative than those of us who have sewed clothes for years and always stick closely to a pattern. This is going to be so cute when you are done.

  3. Susie

    Very cute Mary & something different to do. Peace River Guild’s show in SW FL. was today. A decent show, but it’s becoming more of a Art/Fiber guild. It’s getting away from a good traditional quilting show & precise piecing. Let’s do raw edge applique slap it on & quilt the snot out of it. A Lot of thread painting. Like my husband says that is not a quilt, lol.

    Guess this is why I love your blog so much. You make beautiful traditional quilts for a purpose & a good cause. They are useful & will be loved for generations to come.

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