Monday, 13 February 2012

Project Recycle ~ Week 2 Entry...

Voting is over for Round 2 of Project Recycle, so now I can show you my entry.

Week 2 ~ Project Recycle...


The Round Two project was to take a shirt and turn it into something else. I've used a woman's shirt and turned it into a little girl's dress, complete with flower headband. Just as well my photography skills are not up for voting. The photos were taken on different days under different lighting conditions.

First step was to take off the sleeves and reshape the armholes to fit a much smaller arm. I finished the armholes with some bias I made from purple and white polka dot fabric I had in my stash.


The neckline on the original shirt was way too low for a little girl. To overcome this, I made a gathered insert and hand stitched in place.

The shirt was the perfect length for a dress, but too wide. To take width off the top, I unpicked the bodice and side seams, took out the gathering for the bust, cut off fabric at the side and restitched. I added a belt and tabs on the waistline.


To complete the outfit, I've made a little flower headband, using offcuts and a button from the sleeve, as well as the purple polka dot and elastic from my stash.


The old shirt is now a cute, little girl's dress and headband. All that remains of the original is one sleeve and the band from the second sleeve, both added to my stash for another day...



Before and after...


Voting has begun for Round Three and I've made it through. Again, I can't tell you which one is mine. Head on over, take a look and vote for your favourite.


... Pam

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33 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness it looks amazing!!

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  2. You are a very clever girl Pam, great job!

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  3. I voted for you! I loved this idea. Great job.

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  4. Love Love Love this dress! and the flower headband that goes with it. :)

    I'm heading on over to vote..I hope its yours. :)

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  5. Pam, your up-cycles are so lovely!! You ALWAYS do such a great job!!

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  6. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I absolutely LOVE this dress! Great work Pam! The trim is just perfect!

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  7. Well done Pam,I voted for you too! Good luck with Round 3.

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  8. This is brilliant! Great job :)

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  9. Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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  10. Oh wow Pam! This is such a great upcycle! It is socute and creative too. I love the insets with the binding.ill check out the contest.

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  11. Very very clever! We both love it :) Tash

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  12. Hi! I found your awesome blog from the Linky Follower Party Hop. I hope you can come visit my blog at http://kyatarinroom.blogspot.com/ Thanks!

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  13. So glad I found your lovely blog. I'm following you with the new Linky tool, straight from the Linky blog hop. I look forward to getting to know you better, Lori

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  14. It's adorable! I love the polka dot fabric you added...it's give the dress a little spunk.:)

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  15. I love what you have done with that top...the dress is really sweet

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  16. WOW! You did an amazing job. I would love for you to stop by and link up at my Linky Party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  17. this is beautiful!! nice work!

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  18. Oh my gosh this is so beautiful! Awesome!

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  19. It's so cute! I absolutely love the polka dot accents you added.
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

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  20. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - congrats on being featured today!
    ---Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts

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  21. Super cute! Would you ever be interested in guest posting on my blog? if you want the details, just email me :) teardrop@kc.rr.com

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  22. Pam this dress looks like always been a dress. You've done a fantastic job. :)

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  23. Love this one Pam! You are coming up with some fabulous ideas for this contest!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  24. ou are so incredibly talented. At first I thought it was a woman's tunic and loved it like that, then realized it was a little girl's dress and loved it like that. Wow, so pretty and resourceful. I wish I had that type of vision. :) Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  25. this is SO perfect! I know my girls would love something like this.

    I'd love for you to share this at our linky party.
    ~Jenn

    http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/02/riverton-houseswives-round-up-5.html

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  26. This is beautiful! What a sweet little dress. You were chosen as the featured blog at The Southern Institute this week! Congrats! Hope to see you there this week too. :)

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  27. Oh WOW! This entire outfit is amazing! Seriously. I am so impressed!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  28. Thanks so much for linking up at last week's party. Congrats you were featured:http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/02/winner-and-features.html

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  29. I love the outcome of this recycle project. I found you from TheSouthernInstitute. Feel free to stop by TheStuffofSuccess and say hello! Thanks and have a great week - Athena

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  30. That's cute...love recycled projects too.

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