upcycled sweatpants

In case you are wondering where I've been and what I've been up to this week, I thought I would give you a heads up!

It's that time of the year where I participate in the


challenge over at

Elsie Marley's blog

, one week of sewing for your kids for an hour a day. This is my fourth participation and I usually put everything on hold to get my sewing done.

Have a look at what I've done in Days 1 & 2. Lot's of old sweaters getting recycled...

The first one up top was a zip-up of mine and I simple used the sleeves to make some jogging pants for Miss E. I'm trying to get a tutorial done on

Let's Do Sew

( hopefully by the end of the day!).

upcycled sweatpant from sleeves kids handmade
upcycled sweatpants

A little more of the same- pants from sleeves!  This time I dropped the waist a little.

upcycled cashmere tunic/ dress

One XL cashmere sweater can provide lot's of  fabric for a three year old.

I managed to make a Tunic/ Dress, some pants, a bow tie for Miss E's hair and one for Mister M.

If only you could touch this fabric, the sofest thing ever. I have to admit I am myself a little jealous!

sewing details fringe
sewing details lace at hem
upcycled cashmere bow tie elastic
upcycled cashmere pants from sleeves
upcycled casmere pants
upcycled cashmere bow tie

So I have 5 more days to go... I can't wait to see what else I come up with!!! Stay tuned...