Todd and I needed a PRE-HEADED TO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOR A WEEK break. So we decided that for OUR Christmas present to each other we would take a little trip. I chose Leavenworth, and since I always get my way.....
I wanted a cute button on the top (because the ones on pinterest had them), so I grabbed a cute button and sewed it where I wanted it. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. I think they really did keep my legs warmer, plus they added a little SOMETHING to my 9 dollar Value Village boots.
NEXT, onto the neckwear. I pretty much wear scarves EVERY day right now because they are warm and add a little cuteness to a boring outfit. On PINTEREST there are so many cute ones, but I have recently been eyeing all of the cute crocheted Cowl Scarves. TOOO BAD I DO NOT CROCHET. So I did the next best thing.
I cut a large rectangle out of the back of the sweater (my front had a zipper, or that would have worked too). I pretty much used the whole back of my sweater, but it was a size small. I bigger sweater would have given me more options. Most importantly is that you keep the bottom edge of the sweater because it is the cutests part.
Then I folded it right sides together and sewed 3 sides (leaving the cute ends un-sewn). THEN flip it right sides out, wrap it around your neck, and sew on some buttons.
Looking back at the pics, I decided that my buttons were not placed the way I wanted them. I guess that is what happens when you craft at 2 in the morning the night before leaving on a trip:) Easy fix though!!!!
The last item on my list was a cute hat. I didn't want to spend much (because I had secret dreams of buying a new CUTER one once I got there). SOOO I headed to Target where they had all of their hats on clearance. I got a plain hat with matching gloves for a buck fifty. CANNOT beat that. I grabbed a strip of black jersey (I just cut off the bottom of an old t-shirt) and then wadded it up (like took it and made it into a big messy wad of fabric). Then I put the wad under my sewing machine needle and sewed back and forth until my wad stayed....WELL, wadded:)
Then I hot-glued a pretty little flower into the center. I got the flower at Micheals a while back for something that NEVER got made....pretty glad it didn't too because the flower was perfect:)