We have decided that, since we have a large selection to choose from, we will be very picky and only select 100% wool (or cashmere if we are lucky). We actually end up with quite a large pile in our buggy. At the end of our search, we sort back through all of our finds and only keep the best.
Once home, I decide what piece I want to work with.
I lop off the sleeves.
Using a pair of well fitting pants as a template, I mark were the inseam should be.
I splice down the seam (leaving a couple of extra inches at the top for the waistband).
I pin and sew the two leg pieces together.
Then I fold down and sew the waistband, and insert the elastic.
I also like to use the chest piece of the sweater.
Trim it up and sew, making it into a dress for Bunny.
I have to say that this is my favorite outfits of Bunny's. She gets lots of compliments on it.