Thursday, May 20, 2010

T-shirt transformed to Pleated Dress

I LOVE this dress from Make it and Love it! (Her daughter is adorable in all her pics.) What's funny is that the last couple of week's I've been trying to dream up a way of turning an old t-shirt into a cute dress and I just stumble upon this idea. That's the great thing about craft blogs from crafty people everywhere, all of these wonderful ideas floating around in cyberspace just waiting for me to find, and they've already figured out the hard part (the how-to)! Once I get my sewing machine up and running again, I'll definitely do this for Aubrey. Hmmmm...if all goes well, I might even try it for myself...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Loving Skirt Week

I am totally loving "Skirt Week" at Simply Modern Mom, a week full of repurposed skirts. This one is called the "Knot-Me Tie Skirt." I want to make this one for Aubrey. First, I just need to figure out the zig-zag stitch on my ancient sewing machine. :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ruffled Ballet Skirt

This is a super cute and girly skirt (repurposed of course) from Simply Modern Mom. The story about her daughter is just as cute as the skirt. Read the story and the tutorial on how to repurpose a women's knit shirt into this skirt, here. I think I might make it but with fewer ruffles.

Women's dress to skirt

Love this idea from! It goes from this... this! She gives some basic directions for the transfer, but she also includes a pattern for purchase. I am totally loving this! I'm having a hard time finding shorts I like this summer, so I'm switching to skirts. I will definitely add this one to my list. I have the perfect dress...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies

I just discovered the wonderful blog of my friend Jen! I knew that she was talented but wow she is talented! I love this wall hanging for T's room. Great on it's own but even better in a group of three! Thanks Jen for sharing! Check out how she did this here.

Yet another great repurposed dress...

I love shirts repurposed into dresses. I have yet to make one but it definitely has my brain going! I love the braided straps on this one from Check out her easy tutorial.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cute Teacher Gift

I saw this on Unnecessary Necessities' blog and I'm thinking about doing it for our teacher. Very cute! Check out the original post here.

Another great dress

Another great dress from Simply Modern Mom. This one is upcycled from a Men's dress shirt. Check out her pictures and tutorial. I definitely want to try this one.

Ruffled Pillowcase Dress

I am totally loving this dress! Check out the pic and tutorial from Simply Modern Mom. This is one of those projects that I stumble upon and go "Oh! I want to do that! Oh! I have the stuff right now to do it! Yeah! I'll start right now!" I so love this dress and I am going to make one for my little dear. I already have two vintage pillowcases that I am ready to transform. I will post pics as soon as they are done. Wish me luck...