Week 2 ~ Project Recycle...
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.
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Oh my goodness it looks amazing!!ReplyDelete
You are a very clever girl Pam, great job!ReplyDelete
I voted for you! I loved this idea. Great job.ReplyDelete
cute, cute, cute!ReplyDelete
Love Love Love this dress! and the flower headband that goes with it. :)ReplyDelete
I'm heading on over to vote..I hope its yours. :)
Pam, your up-cycles are so lovely!! You ALWAYS do such a great job!!ReplyDelete
OH MY GOODNESS!!! I absolutely LOVE this dress! Great work Pam! The trim is just perfect!ReplyDelete
It's gorgeous! Well done.ReplyDelete
Well done Pam,I voted for you too! Good luck with Round 3.ReplyDelete
This is brilliant! Great job :)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Very very clever! We both love it :) TashReplyDelete
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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, LoriReplyDelete
It's adorable! I love the polka dot fabric you added...it's give the dress a little spunk.:)ReplyDelete
I love what you have done with that top...the dress is really sweetReplyDelete
WOW! You did an amazing job. I would love for you to stop by and link up at my Linky Party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.comReplyDelete
this is beautiful!! nice work!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh this is so beautiful! Awesome!ReplyDelete
so cute. love the polka-dots.ReplyDelete
It's so cute! I absolutely love the polka dot accents you added.ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - congrats on being featured today!ReplyDelete
Super cute! Would you ever be interested in guest posting on my blog? if you want the details, just email me :) email@example.comReplyDelete
Pam this dress looks like always been a dress. You've done a fantastic job. :)ReplyDelete
Love this one Pam! You are coming up with some fabulous ideas for this contest!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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.ReplyDelete
this is SO perfect! I know my girls would love something like this.ReplyDelete
I'd love for you to share this at our linky party.
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. :)ReplyDelete
Oh WOW! This entire outfit is amazing! Seriously. I am so impressed!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for linking up at last week's party. Congrats you were featured:http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/02/winner-and-features.htmlReplyDelete
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 - AthenaReplyDelete
That's cute...love recycled projects too.ReplyDelete