Upcycle with Ellie & Mac

I’ve been looking to reuse some of my old clothing items that don’t fit well. Last last year, I used some old sweatpants and made new sweatpants for my kiddo. They are the perfect sleeping pants and looks so cute on. So, I wanted to do that again!

I went through my donate pile recently looking for items that could be upcycled into a new wearable project. I found this old Nebraska sweatshirt that I never wore anymore except occasionally to bed. It didn’t fit me well, so even that didn’t happen very often. I decided to make something for my kiddo!


I wanted a pattern that had both wrist cuffs and a waistband so I could reuse those from the original sweatshirt. I had been eyeing the Going Home Sweater from Ellie and Mac for awhile, so decided to finally sew it up! Many sewists think this pattern is for girls, but really it is unisex sizing.


I never noticed this until I was cutting the sweatshirt apart, but the grain line was SO far off. I tried my best to cut straighter, but I didn’t have quite enough room. I took a photo to show you all… look how bad that is!!


I made a 4T since we’re getting to the end of Arizona winter and I wanted to make sure the top would last part, if not all, of next winter, also. I used the regular cut line for the length.

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As most raglans, the pattern went together quickly and easily. One of my favorites for comfy sweatshirts! I do love how the image/wording is so large on a mini size! Don’t forget to head to the Ellie and Mac website for the sale, and be sure to grab the kids Going Home Sweater!


As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments! Thanks for stopping by!


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