Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Winter Wardrobe Project #1

Well, we're trying to buckle down here at the Loving house and, of course, one big way to do that is in our area of clothing purchases. With two girls and winter approaching, this is the time when we spend the most on clothes. Thankfully, Ivy has Kai's old winter wardrobe which pretty much has her covered. But, Kai has outgrown alot of her clothes. Of course, there is no way I'll be able to make all her new outfits, but I thought I'd try to make some.

She specifically requested skirts and dresses this year. She's my girlie-girl so I'm gonna try and deliver. My biggest fear, is making her look like a pilgrim child in homemade crappy clothes. But, my plan is to get creative and come up with some fun stuff for her.

Project #1:
Refashioned Mermaid Skirt

I actually bought this skirt last year at a thrift store for part of a Halloween costume. It was $3 and I ended up not using it so I put it in my "someday-I'll-find-a-use-for-this-fabric" pile. And, today I found a use for it.

Before:



After:


(Notice the pose? It's freaking me out. I kept asking her to pose normal and she said "I am posing normal!" Maybe for a contestant on America's Next Top Model...)

3 comments:

Ashley @ mrs007.net said...

really cute skirt....I am impressed! I really want to take a sewing class. Her pose is hilarious! Sassy!

Peanut said...

My nearly three year old pulls out poses like this and I have no idea where she gets them! Scary!!
That's a very cute skirt! You moms who can sew really impress me!

nicole t. said...

So cute! The skirt and Kai!