Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Get More Wear Out Of A Childs Zipper Jacket By Lengthening The Sleeves!
We brought this zip up hoodie for Jack, when we were in Melbourne in 2007 when we travelled around Australia for 6 months. But I noticed when he was wearing it a few months back that the sleeves were half way up his arm but the rest still fitted just fine.So last week I decided to lengthen the sleeves, as I was sorting out Jack's clothes I found an old tract suit top that was way to small, I think it was a size three. So I decided to recycle it, and reuse for lengthening the sleeves in his zip up hoodie. I cut it open at the seams and cut the hoodie sleeves so I could insert the fabric to lengthen them. It turned out really good and so I have extended the wear to probably a few more years. As its his favourite, he was very happy it will last a lot longer. Also saves me buying him another one, good for my pocket and the environment. I just love recycling / up cycling and with the remainder of the small tract suit top I made Jack a beanie, with this cold weather I'm sure it will come in handy.