Knitting Up North Blog: Peace Out, Man
By: Jess Poskozim, Duluth News Tribune
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Peace Out, Man
My daughter's school had a concert last week, and the theme was Flower Power. The kids were supposed to dress up in bellbottoms and tie dyed shirts. What's a crafty mom to do? Make bellbottoms out of ripped jeans, of course!
I remembered hearing about some of my Mom's friends who, back in the day, cut out triangles of cloth and sewed it into the legs of their jeans to make bellbottoms. I turned to the ever trusty source, You Tube, and searched for a video. I half followed the directions and half winged it. Since I managed to break my sewing machine bobbin holder in the midst of this project, I used Steam a Seam instead of sewing the seams. My intention was to go back over the stitches with a whip stitch just to hold everything down. However, I ran out of time and energy on the project. I did cover up the ripped knee with a fun patch that my husband cut into a flower-like shape.
For the final outfit, we added a flowered shirt, knitted headband, sunglasses and love beads. Now she's a flower child!
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