Sunday, 26 February 2012

Project Recycle ~ Week 4 Entry...


Voting is over for Round 4 of Project Recycle, so now I can show you my entry. The category was Bottoms Up.

Week 4 ~ Project Recycle...


This week, my refashion started as two skirts, one top and a t-shirt...


The first item I cut, was the black skirt with white lace.
  • Cut off the elastic waist.
  • Cut the skirt just below the first line of lace.
  • Add a casing and insert elastic for a smaller waist.
  • Add a row of polka dot bias (from my stash).
  • Finish the hem with red bias (from my stash).
  • Add red lace to the original skirt lining (from my stash).
  • Add a bow made from lace and bias (from my stash).
... to create a short, little skirt.

Next up was to use the remaining portion of the black, lace skirt and the blue, denim top.
  • Cut a strip from the blue denim skirt.
  • Gather the black fabric and attach to the strip of denim.
  • Add a casing and insert elastic.
  • Add a bow made from bias (from my stash).
... to create a longer skirt.

The short skirt needed something to be worn underneath, so I cut into the second black skirt.
  • Cut and make a pair of three quarter length pants, using a pattern.
  • Add shirring to the legs.
... to create a pair of pantaloons.

And to complete the set, I used the red t-shirt.
  • Cut the t-shirt using a pattern.
  • Add elastic for the waist.
  • Use the neck from the t-shirt as the hem.
... to create a pair of leggings.

The long skirt can be worn by itself or with the pantaloons.

The short skirt can be worn with either the leggings or the pantaloons.


Four items of unwanted women's clothing, turned into four little pieces of clothing to mix and match, for a little girl.

The owner of these clothes has hardly taken the skirts off since they were given to her. The long skirt on the left is her favourite, but she has at times layered the two skirts, wearing them both together with the short one on top. Certainly not how I had envisaged them being worn, but definitely cute as!!!


I haven't made it through to Round Five, but voting for the finals begins tomorrow. My congratulations to the last two contestants. Head on over and vote for your favourite. Thanks, Robin, for hosting Project Recycled. I've had fun deciding each week what to make.


... Pam

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42 comments:

  1. oh...the skirts and leggings are just so darn cute!!! :) You did your best..and in my opinion..you are the winner, Pam :D

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  2. I knew it was you!!! Too bad you didnt make it to the next round! I find those skirts just darling!!! When my little sister was really little she loved to layer clothes, too!

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  3. Adorable! I love the little pantaloons and the small skirt makes me think of Minnie Mouse! :) Very fun!

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  4. These are awesome! So much better than the original pieces!

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  5. Those skirts are just adorable, I don't blame the new owner for not taking them off! Well done on getting so far in the comp Pam!

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  6. Well you are so extremely talented! I love love love the skirts and pantaloons and leggings - sheer genius to think up these ideas. Makes me want to rush to the thrift store and buy old clothes to remake for my teen girl! Hugs ~ Mary

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  7. I love those skirts! especially the first one.

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  8. What a lucky little girl...your recycling is simply divine

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  9. You did a fabulous job Pam:)

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  10. This is such great repurposing!! I love it!

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  11. You've made a really good job of things, I love the skirt with the denim and the lace!

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  12. Love the denim and black skirt...great ideas!!

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  13. Wow, I love your skirts and the colors you used for it!

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  14. These are so cute! I'm totally going to rummage through my closet now! Thx!

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  15. I love every piece! (I can't believe you didn't win.)

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  16. Those are really cute, great ideas, I am inspired to go see what I can make out now!
    www.newlifeovernight.blogspot.com

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  17. These are so amazing!! My daughter would love mixing and matching all these fun pieces!

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  18. Well done on getting so far in the competition, your outfits were always amazing. I really loved the purple dress you did a couple of weeks ago.

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  19. cute-they look like something Minnie Mouse would wear:)

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  20. Oh wow, those are so very pretty! Not to mention CUTE!

    Hafsah @ IceyDesigns

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  21. Love it! Great ideas I may use.

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  22. How cute! What a great way to re-purpose!

    I'd love if you would like this up {and any other crafts, recipes, etc} to this week's What's New Wednesdays!

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  23. these are so lovely!!

    Natasha xxxx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  24. Great upcycle this one Pam! I voted for it - shame you didn't get through to the last round, but congrats on going so far!!


    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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  25. You really are amazingly talented! So creative. I would have loved these skirts as a little one, I bet she can't stop twirling :)

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  26. amazing project Pam! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, and I can certainly understand that the recipient hasn't taken her skirts off!

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  27. Completely awesome refashion! :) I wish I had a little girl to dress - it would be so much fun to do something like that (when I get better at sewing maybe). Hmmm wonder if I could pull something off for the little men in my life?

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  28. Love the pantaloons, so cute!!

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  29. Absolutely adorable. I bet your little recipient was pretty pleased with these. I love the layering that she can do (though I have to agree I would not have thought to wear both skirts together either, lol). Thanks so much for sharing at our party today.

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  30. Oh my goodness! You are so talented. I never would have seen those out of those old clothes. I would love if you would share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-stalking-thursday-30.html

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  31. Well done on getting so far! You made some great projects for this challenge.

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  32. oh man! these are great projects! i would love for you to add this to my new link party... spreading the love. please go check it out if you are interested!
    http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/search/label/spread%20the%20love%20link%20party
    {love} lauryn @ love notes by lauryn

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  33. Wow! That is amazing! I wish I had that talent to sew that well!!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  34. wow!!! these are fantastic!!! love the first skirt the most!!!

    Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday, you are being featured tomorrow!!

    Natasha xxx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  35. Wow, how cute are those. Too bad we all couldn't refurbish our old clothing and pass the love around for the more needy.
    Some of just aren't that darn good though, lol!

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  36. Wow, they are amazing! So creative.

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  37. These are so cute! You did a great job... Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. I think you did a great job and I love the Spanish flair these outfits have! Really nice.

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  39. What a great recycle...they look brand new!

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  40. oh my goodness ~ so cute! This is my first visit to your blog but I just became a follower!
    'hugs from afar'

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  41. I just pinned you to my inspiration board. I write about repurposing garments quite a bit. Awesome use!

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  42. Just a fantastic idea i have a bunch of old clothes that i didn't know what to do with. Thanks, these look fantastic

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