Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Refashioning

I have been doing a TON of sewing lately. I am LOVING refashioning old clothes into new dresses for Claire. It is hard to get a lot done... especially when little feet can't resist the temptation of dancing all over a large piece of fabric perfectly smoothed out of the floor. I try not to get mad at her because I remember doing the same thing to my mom when she used to sew. "Get off the fabric!" she would say countless times.

Here are a few of my projects.

I got this Charlotte Russe skirt at Swift Thrift for a dollar. The material is an extremely light and wispy cotton. As soon as I saw it I knew the material would be perfect for this dress.
Add some elastic and arm holes and you have a sweet, cool, breezy dress.

This next transformation is from this "dress". When I bought it off the dollar rack I didn't look at the tag but it is a Fredricks of Hollywood dress. Lol. I just knew I wanted it for the smocking that was in the back.This was a fun one working with the smocking and I installed my first invisible zipper in the back.Showing a little cleavage in her Fredricks of Hollywood dress.


Butter fingers!
Thanks to Ashlee Cowell for showing me this great blog tutorial. I love making these.

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These were just shirt we had in the throwaway pile. I have recently accumulated shirts that are more little girl looking.

I can't wait!


2 comments:

  1. so can you share the tutorial? those are way cute.
    do you use a pattern for your dresses or do you find how to's online?
    we had a church deal yardsale here last week and I did grab a couple women's shirts in thought of redoing them after seeing your goods. very good idea Kathleen!

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  2. So many creations! You have been busy and are quite talented. They all look adorable. I really love that first one. Very cute!
    Thanks for sharing with me. And of course I dont mind if you link to me. thanks!

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