It just so happens that I have been dejunking and reorganizing the kids bedrooms this week and had a huge pile of clothes that were too small and needed to be toted up and put in the attic. After reading through some repurposing blogs today I started too look at this pile of clothes with new eyes. I pulled out two dresses of Addison's that I knew I could do something with. I also had a huge bag of my clothes that I was ready to take to Good Will that I pulled back out of the car and rummaged through with this great tutorial in mind.
I'm so glad I did a "second take" with these clothes. So many new possibilities! So many cute ideas floating around in my chaotic little head! And here is the result of today's adventures.
I forgot to take a pic of the dress before I cut the top off, but you get the idea from this picture.
I gathered the top of the new skirt piece and then cut the bottom off of my old stretchy knit shirt.
I measured Addison's waist and sewed the new waist piece to fit. I had to do this step twice. The first time I made it too big so I cut it up again and resewed it. Better too big than too small, right?
Sew the two pieces together and TA DA! It's such a great skirt because the waist band is super stretchy and will allow her to wear it for a long time. Maybe a piece of clothing will actually last longer that one season for her! WOW, what a concept.
(STUPID BLOGGER keeps turning this photo on its side and I can't get it up and down. ARG!)
Now I need to refocus myself on some boy clothes. I could tell Ethan was feeling a little left out today when I gave Addison yet another skirt. Time to use my cute new knit fabrics to make some boy pants!