Friday, July 1, 2011

Frugal Idea: Recycling old clothes

I will probably post more of my crafts in the future and I am going to buy myself a sewing machine. Wish me luck that I would learn this time. I hope I am not forever glued to just using my handsewing skills which is not so good either.

Here's one of my frugal idea. I'll try to post the instructions here

1. I used an old romper and a pink dress that RC can't wear anymore.

2. I cut both the romper and the dress, both at the lower part. Please refer to the pictures. I only used the lower ruffles of the dress.

3. You can use a lighter and run the fire where you cut the romper at the lower part ( did I just write that correctly?) - not pictured.

 4. I hand sewn the ruffles to the lower part of the romper.

5. I was going to sew the flower to the romper for additional decoration but I changed my mind but you can always make your craft nicer with flowers, isn't? I like flowers for some reason and they are easy to make using ribbons or fabrics.

Here's RC using the finished product. After she used it, I think I should have used a longer ruffles or maybe add another ruffles to make it longer.  I also DIY'ed her headband and the cost is less than a dollar to make it since I am not counting the scrap fabric I used. She's also wearing a shirt from K-mart and her favorite Old Navy flip flops.

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First of July is almost ending, can you believe how fast the days go by? Advance Happy 4th of July. We're planning on taking RC to watch fireworks, I think she will like it. It will be her first time. I hope the traffic will not be too bad and we will enjoy it as a family.


Tracy said...

That is adorable. I need to learn how to sew!

Mommy said...

That is sooo cute I want to learn how to sew now!! You did such a great job with it :) I also love all the flowers you make theyre so pretty :) New follower from the blog hop

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NinaLaZina said...

How creative you are. That looks adorable.

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

how frugal, creative & oh so cute! I especially love that headband! I wish I were more of a DIY girl when it came to those kinds of things

Dressing Up For Me said...

So cute and how creative of you, Ces! :) I have a sewing machine but I hardly use it because I prefer my hand sewing skills than use the machine. hahaha! :)


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