Now that Spring has (prematurely) sprung here in Texas, I’ve had a bee in my bonnet to get my house, and my life, organized.
I’m working on the house. My life…that’s another post.
A few weekends ago, Mimi and Granddad kept the twins for us so we could get some work done around the house. The first project I tackled was cleaning out the kids’ closet, pulling out all the clothing that they have outgrown over the past several months.
Now that I’ve got my new sewing obsession, instead of seeing a pile of used clothing, I saw a gold mine of fun fabric waiting to be repurposed, or “upcycled,” into something new and exciting.
Like this dress.
I loved the pink and black polka dots, so I decided to use my new sewing skills and refashion the dress into a cute little skirt.
Nothing fancy, I just cut off the bodice (and stashed it away for a future project), added an elastic waistband, and used strips of fabric from an old Gap “Favorite Tee” from my Goodwill pile to make a ruffle for the bottom.
Et voila! A new skirt. It cost me all of about $1.50 for the elastic.
Then I tried it on my little model.
That’s it for tonight! Happy upcycling!
Until next time,