Voting is over for the first round of Project Recycle, so now I can show you my entry.
Week 1 ~ Project Recycle...
Here's what I began with:
- a black, cotton jacket
- an adult's halter neck baby doll top
The adult's baby doll top was easily turned into a shirred dress to fit a child, by cutting off the top of the dress, adding extra shirring, altering the halter neck strap and reattaching as four ties.
The fabric flower was made with a facing from the jacket, left over fabric from the baby doll top and a button from the jacket. The striped edge on the flower, was originally the bias tape on the edge of the facing. A hair clip has been added to the back, so it can be worn either in the hair or attached to either the dress or the bag.
The outer part of the bag was cut from a piece of the jacket which included the pocket. A remnant from another sewing project was used for the lining and the jacket belt became the bag handle.
There you have it, a cute, little outfit, that effectively, cost nothing to make.
The bloomers below were not entered into the competition, but I have made them to go with the outfit. They are made from the same fabric as the lining of the bag.
Voting has begun for Round Two. Again, I can't tell you which one is mine. Head on over, take a look and vote for your favourite.
Edited to add: Voting has closed for Round Two. I've made it to Round Three... yayyy!!!!
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