I cant tell you how many times I have heard the words " You are such a Martha Stewart" (haha) I just love crafting, diy, painting, sewing, and home decorating. It gives me great satisfaction to look around my house and say " I MADE THAT!"

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Waste Not Want Not

  I don't know about you, but I HATE wasting material! Even the littlest of scraps I save for an embroidery project or frayed flower. Well last week I shared my Daddy's Shirt Dress.

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As you can see I only used the front and back of the shirt.

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Well I still had the sleeves leftover, so I decided to make a swing shirt out of them! First I needed to even off the bottom of the sleeves and cut out the bottom portion of my swing shirt.

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I unfolded it to cut the bottom evenly.

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Next I used the cuff part as the top of the shirt.

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I sewed the two pieces together and used thin elastic around the waist. Lastly I added a little ruffle and ribbons. Here it is finished on my favorite little model! A cute little top for free, gotta love that ;)

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I just LOVE outside pictures!

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I just love the detail the button from the cuff adds! So cute!

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What fun project do you save your scraps for?


Thanks for stopping by,



Jeni

17 comments:

  1. So cute! And the model is precious!
    Connie

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  2. This is sooo stinkin adorable! Also just wanted to let you know that I featured your little kitchen set on my blog @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/07/pink-hippo-party-37.html
    Hope you stop by and grab a featured button!

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  3. Wow. You are super talented. This is adorable!

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  4. Great job! I found your link through Tip Me Tuesday. Your little girl and her new shirt are beautiful!

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  5. Awesome! I love how you used up all the excess!

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  6. this is soo incredibly cute!! I know i've said this before, but you are soo talented!! :)

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  7. Thank you for your lovely comment, I'm glad you enjoyed looking over my blog :)

    x

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  8. This is very resourceful! I have made toddler dresses from buttonup shirts before, but never used the sleeves for anything. Now I know what to do with them!

    ~

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  9. So adorable! How creative!

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  10. Wow, you are a super talented seamstress!

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  11. Hi- What an adorable idea. So creative. As a new blogger and mom of 2 teenage girls, it also works to take dad's shirt, and have them wear it, either cuff the sleeves if it's possibly *too* big, put a nice wide, loose belt with it and wear it tastefully with leggings. A very smart look for the older child.
    Dee

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  12. Such creative women as yourself baffle me! How the heck do you do all of that. I just LOVE it all! Wish you had a boy so I can try some of those cute projects.

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  13. I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

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  14. My daughter sent me this link -- think she's hinting? It's so cute and I agree about the cuff button making a great detail item. Had to become an e-mail follower!

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