I have a pile of fabric waiting to be cut out for shorts...but this little project jumped the queue on Thursday
What started life as a pair of pyjama pants
( They were her aunties...they got caught on a nail which ripped a gaping hole in the buttocks! )
Became a idea to upcycle and reuse this gorgeous cotton
They were promptly rescued from the rubbish bin at Christmas and since then have sat folded in my to do pile......the fact that it hasn't taken more than two years to actually reuse it, is a miracle in itself!
I started Thursday deconstructing between dinner and homework and by that night I had two rectangles cut and ready to go
Friday afternoon I started, and by the evening I had finished sewing the straps into a bow.....I reused the pjay ties to make the straps and mum suggested to turn the dangling ends at the back into a bow!
Which is my favourite part.
though tonight I'm going to tack the bow a bit....make it a bit more perky
I'm also pleased with the shirring, I decided to make a casing at the top for elastic, so it wouldn't have a frill...something I learnt in the Gerties Book for Better Sewing.
Lil Miss loves it too, she's really starting to enjoy the outfits she wears each day....and got incredibly excited when she tried this one on......not the first time when it had pins in it though!!!
LOTS OF TEARS THAT TIME - MEAN MUMMY!
I also made it shirred so that she can wear it next summer,
and maybe even the next?
For now though I love it as a little maxi dress. And the length doesn't stop her from having fun...
Linking in this week with
On Tuesday with Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts
On Thursday with Show and Tell at Leonies
And Andrea at Make it Wear it Thursdays