Nov 12, 2009

Crazy Mommy Project

Yesterday, I took advantage of my hubby being off to do a crazy Mommy project. I always find these homemade things on Etsy or the web, think "hey, I can do that!", make a crazy Mommy attempt and, although it usually doesn't turn out as expected, sometimes it works out OK! I call it a "crazy" Mommy project because, midway through, I usually start thinking I was friggin' crazy to start the project and to actually think I could do it... and sometimes the results are just crazy! :p

So, I saw these Snugglepants on Etsy and thought they were so cute. Coincidentally I had a Gap crazy stripe wool sweater that I was never going to wear again - horizontal stripes are not my friend. I googled "how to make sweater pants" and found a bunch of different instructions on how to do it. I had to make a few adjustments because I don't have a sewing machine (I sewed by hand, which took forever) and I didn't have elastic to make the waistband but the end result was super cute and not half bad for a crazy Mommy effort!

Wanted to pass this little project along as it only took a few hours (less if you're smart enough to have a sewing machine) and now Janey-poo has some super fun, super warm lounging pants to hang out in once the Winter cold sets in. I have an old pink cashmere sweater that I'm going to try and do the same with... so soft!

Perhaps, from now on, I'll post my Crazy Mommy Projects online for you to try yourself or, more often than not, laugh at!

Jen :)


Pam said...

I love the sweater pants! What a great idea.

Kate said...

Very cute Jen!

I got a sewing machine as a wedding gift and I use it all the time...well, I did before I became a Mom!

I've made quilts, throw pillows, curtains and all my daughter's bedding!

I was actually working on a quilt when I went into labour. Hasn't been touched since! :)

My Trendy Tykes said...

Cute Stuff!

Lift Like A Mom said...

Those are seriously too cute!!

Jessica said...

Oh, gosh.....these are too precious! I'm probably going to have to try that.....