Thursday, August 13, 2009

My first re-fashion!!

I bought a cute skirt for Ella at the Op Shop but she refused to wear it because it was "too long".
(She is quite a headstrong little fashionista ... and a red-head too!!!)

So I shortened it and added a little ric rac for trim.


Then I took a flower from the off-cut piece and appliqued it to a white t-shirt she also refuses to wear because it is "too plain".


... and voila!!


Let's hope she'll wear it this time!!

Andi :-)

EDIT: We're home and she loves it! Phew!!!

14 comments:

Kate said...

They look great! She'll be the best dressed kid in town. I love a gingy in pink. XX

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

I love how you have given the little skirt and t-shirt a make-over. It looks fabulous. Let's hope this little girl agrees, they have an innate knowledge of all things pink and glitzy these days!

Rita

Sarah said...

I bet it looks much better after a revamp too! I love it and I'm sure it will go down well. Love the fabric and the flower on the t-shirt is fab.

One Flew Over said...

Goreous Andi! Little miss cannot refuse now!! So pretty x

Evelyn said...

She better wear it - it's adorable! I just love that color combo, it's my favorite!

Holly said...

What great repurposing and revamping!

Holly xx

http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com

Mel said...

Andi I have had my 4 year old looking over my shoulder as I read this and she said, "Mummy I want you to get some fabric like that and then make it into a skirt like that for me ok? And what's that 'grissly' bit? I want that too." She was referring to the ric rac ;) Now, if i was to actually make this skirt I can assure you she would refuse to wear it for at least a few months until she felt the pressure was off!

Very cute, well done!

Julie said...

Very clever and cute. I hope she wears it now. Just came across this idea and it made me think of you re-fashion, I though you might like a look too. http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/08/teecycle-dress-tutorial-and-giveaway.html

Lurline said...

Dear, oh, dear - these littlies sure know what they want! Let's hope you have approval now - you have made a wonderful little outfit!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Cathy said...

Oh how darling!! I love what you have done with it, how could she not love it? I loved your wedding pics by the way Andi, you guys looked so pretty and happy (well, he looked handsome, you looked pretty), and your wedding dress...just gorgeous. xo

SewHum said...

Wow - looks great! well done on your uncycling!

dokiquilts said...

wow--you made it look so simple! and it's awfully cute. my almost-4-year-old hates wearing dresses/skirts right now--i wonder if i can convince her with this outfit?!

angela said...

That is so cute! When I see these things, I wish I had a little girl to dress along with the three boys!

cathleen said...

What a dear little skirt and top. I love the color.