Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Upcycle" Tank Top

 I made this quite awhile ago but forgot about it! This was my first "upcycle" project.  I made it from a hideous shirt that was in a box of free crap that someone gave me.  I love doing these sorts of projects because they challenge my creativity and skills--I only have a certain amount and type of fabric to work with so it's always fun to see what I can do within those boundaries.  I kept the ribbed collar (worked around it, to be exact), added some cute ruffles and some bows on the shoulders (one is not tied in the pics, sorry) and there you have it: a cute summer shirt!  And FREE! 

Total cost:  Free!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lacey Pink Blouse

 Hobby Lobby sometimes has 50% off ribbon and trims so I make sure to take advantage!  I couldn't resist buying a couple of spools of lace, I bought black, light pink, and regular pink.  Pink is a definite fav in Elisa's wardrobe.  So is lace and bows.  That's why I came up with this: 
This shirt was a fairly easy project, the only thing I would have done differently is make the buttons and button holes go all the way down the shirt, instead of halfway so I can get it over her head easier!
As for price, it was pretty cheap to make.  $3 for the fabric, $2 for the lace=a $5 shirt!

Total price: $5

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sweet-Heart Dress

 She sure looks like a sweet-heart in this darling dress! I used some remnant fabric from Joann's so it didn't cost much to make.  Everything else I already had in my stash.  I made up the pattern myself.  The back has an elastic casing and it ties around the neck.  I love the neckline and that it's very simple and cute.  It's a nice summer dress, but I'll be putting a shirt underneath for the winter.  Here she is in her pretty dress, sorry, the pics aren't that great!

Total Price $4 (max!)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chevron Dress

I saw this cute little dress on pinterest and thought I would try making one for Elisa.  Hobby lobby had the exact fabric I was looking for.  I used the peasant top pattern and just went from there.  I spent somewhere around $6 to make this cute dress!  Much better than the $50+ I would have spent to buy it!  Elisa sure looks cute in her little Chevron Dress:


Monday, October 15, 2012

"Upcyle" Shirt

I made Elisa this little over-shirt out of fabric from an old shirt of mine that was too big.  I have to say, projects like this are tricky because you have to work with what you got!   And I had just enough material to make her this.  I used/altered a bodice pattern I already had and added some fringe on the ends.  It was a fun, little side project and I love how easily it makes a boring onesie into a fun outfit!  I will now go through my wardrobe--which I have recently considered burning--and reuse instead of setting fire to. :)

Total Price:  $0