In my fascination with wool longies, I started hunting the local thrift store. I found two other sweaters that will be good for the longies, but I came across this sweater vest for 1/2 off that I couldn't pass up. It was $2.99 but all green marked tags were 1/2 off. Plus I had a discount card for another 10% off. So this bad boy cost me $1.35!
First I opened the shoulder seams.
Then I measured 5 inches down(to include an overlap on the shoulder)on the sleeves and sewed in towards the body. Then when I got far enough in (of course this is determined by more the size of the child. Once I got far enough in then I went straight down. After I sewed it, then I trimmed it. It was easier to sew it first and then trim it.
Then I sewed the bottom together.
Then I folded in the wrong sides of back shoulder seams 3/4 inches and sewed together. I then folded in the wrong sides together and pinned the front shoulder seams 3/4 inch and sewed.
Once all 4 shoulder seams were sewed down, I had to decide what snaps to use. I decided lavender was a nice complimentary color, since I didn't have charcoal colored snaps.
I spaced it out and 5 snaps across looked good to me.
Voila! Finished product on my cutie pie tester.
And this is only part one! Wait till you see what I do with the scraps!