Thursday, December 15, 2011

recycled and revamped sweater dress for the Little Sister!

Look at that beautiful smile! I arrived at my friends' house yesterday with a bag full of clothes and my sewing machine. We look through them to find something that would fit first. Then we chose the fabrics for the sash and skirt. After a little stitching, more trying on and a little stitch ripping (this means I truly love you, Sunny! Normally I find all kinds of ways to get around it.)

The owl was on another shirt which was too small, so it was cut off and restitched here. I gathered the skirt fabric and added the shawl collar to fill in the too-large Vneck on the sweater.

I think she likes it!

The Little Sister is part of an amazing homeschooling family with a non-profit site that encourages reading. Check out the books for walls project!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

look who stopped by to visit!

Last week we had a visit from a couple of pileated woodpeckers!
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recycled+revamped party skirt!

This is my darling niece in her revamped skirt. A while back I wrote all about it and even showed you the process here. I bought this dress for her several years ago and of course, she outgrew it. But we loved the fabric, so now it's a party skirt and we get to enjoy it for a little longer!