I spent an hour one night and came out with an outfit for Elsbeth!
Okay so I'll be honest and tell you that the shorts were almost done when I started. I just had to sew the casing for the elastic and then thread the elastic through, sew the elastic together and close up the hole. 10 minutes at most. The fabric was recycled from a pair of pants that I had that no longer fit (too big) plus they had holes at the seams. I liked it because it has just a little Lycra in it so they have a bit of stretch. Also, it is always nice to not have to buy fabric and great to reuse it too.
The shirt however was a different story. It was intended for Thaddeus (yes, the baby who is only
Still, it is a nice top. I loved that I upcycled it and that it was so cheap! I do think I'll add a little elastic on the sides of the top to a ruched look and maybe add a cute girlie applique!
More in upcycling adventures I took this:
|lace table cloth and a bed sheet|
and made this...
Sorry about the photo quality but alas the camera is still broken and I'm using my cell phone to take photos. I love upcycling either by taking unusual items such as a tablecloth and bed sheet or just repurposing old clothes like ill-fitting pants of mine to make something else. Besides feeling uber crafty I also feel responsible by not contributing to waste and reusing what I have.
I've got some more fun posts this week so stay tuned.
What have you guys been up to lately? Have you made anything awesome you'd like to share? Just add the link in your comment. Whatever you do, just keep at it!