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geez, how time flies. i’d wanted to write this post shortly after the last one about how to obtain summer clothes quickly and easily, but i was on vacation and just couldn’t. we took a nice road trip around northern italy, in areas where i’d never been before, climbing mountains, visiting friends, and breathing good air. and usually we were without internet access.
a swipe with the scissors, and we had enough summer socks for my little boy
and for my little gal. they don’t unravel in the wash and when it starts getting cooler again, they’ll just go into my bags of scraps for stuffing other projects (like my poufs and pillows). waste not, want not!
one day my daughter wore them on her wrists like some athletes do. do you guys have any ideas? i thought i could sew them together to make a snake toy, but they’re not easy to sew because they’re so small and the ruffle up when sewing. hmmm….
the next missing article: my boy only had a couple of short-sleeved onesies, something we use a lot. we had loads of long-sleeved ones, though. so the same thing all over again: a pair of scissors… SNIP SNIP! i could’ve left them like htat, but i decided to serge the edges.
some of the sleeves were a bit too wide, so i slimmed them down before cutting.
and last, but not least, my little guy didn’t have many shorts. but i had a bunch left over from my daughter that were a bit too girly. these, for example, had lace around the hems.
i started taking it off with a seam ripper, but i honestly got sick of doing that pretty quickly. so i got the same old scissors… SNIP SNIP! and a sewed a new hem.
and there you have it! i managed to procure enough clothes for my kids for the summer without having to spend a cent!