winter to summer

It always startles us how fast it can go from chilly to hot where we live. The small golden period of “just right” is usually only a few weeks, and then we’re looking at triple digit days! If you’re like us and looking for ways to stretch out your cold weather wardrobes, we’ve got two easy no-sew ideas today.
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First take those long sleeve sweaters and tees and turn them into the perfect Summer Tee. Cut the sleeve off at about 3/4th of the way down, roll twice and you’re done!
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With crazy growth spurts, we usually find that the boys jeans are getting a little too short in the length even though they just fine in the waist! No need to get rid of them, simply turn them into some cut-off shorts! Tip: for the single fold cut-off, mark the knee caps of the jeans while your kiddo is wearing them for the most precise cut. If you just want a standard frayed cut-off, make your mark just above the knee before cutting.
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Do you guys have any great tips for extending winter wardrobes, we’d love to hear!

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  1. Amy Scarborough:
    on May 16, 2013 at 8:17 am said:

    done!! the kid is wearing the red striped one now!! 🙂

  2. Christian:
    on May 16, 2013 at 12:42 pm said:

    I love the stripes! I wish we had that sweatshirt! Think a dark gray with a little skull face on it would be cute cut? I have a little target sweatshirt that I think I may try!

    • Small Fry:
      on May 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm said:

      So cute!

  3. on May 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm said:

    I do this with all my little guy’s jeans! Mainly b/c I can never find hipster style boy shorts. 🙂

    • Small Fry:
      on May 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm said:


  4. leah:
    on May 16, 2013 at 8:12 pm said:

    the cut-offs is such a great idea, especially since my little girl has all but ruined the knees of her pants this spring!

    i might make her some bike shorts from old leggings to put under her skirts as well!

  5. on May 16, 2013 at 10:53 pm said:

    Perfect! Perfect! brilliant inspiration. xo

  6. on May 18, 2013 at 6:33 am said:

    This is a GREAT idea!!! I love it so much! Too bad my oldest despises wearing anything jean material. I hope she grows out of that soon because it drives me bonkers! I love jeans!! What the….

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  8. on May 24, 2013 at 11:54 am said:

    Love the cuffed sleeved sweaters….stylish transition from winter to summer and a super easy DIY! Going to tweet this today!!

  9. Lidia | typebaby:
    on May 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm said:

    My toddler runs hot, so we rarely use all the hand-me-down sweatshirts we receive. Now I know what to do with them! Great post.

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