Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A Little Girl's Upcycle
Just knocking around the sewing room on Saturday, when a little inspiration came to visit! I have a few piles of old clothing in need of remakes, but there's nothing like a little visitor to get the creative juices flowing. In my stash of clothes to restyle I had a rayon long sleeve top from Chico's with a grease stain...
...and a really cute skirt with an under-ruffle that I just think is a little too young, or prep, or something for me to actually wear. It was originally a Christopher and Banks, but I believe I got it at a consignment shop with the idea of recycling it.
Using the subject's chest measurement, I cut out a bodice, retaining the original neckline. I sewed the side sleeves and used ribbon as a bias finish on the armholes. Next, I measured and cut off the amount of the skirt I wanted to use, retaining the original hems. Gathering the skirts, I then attached these to the bodice and Voila!
She loves her new dress, and I hope you enjoyed seeing it! Thanks for looking!