My Old Shirt Goes “Holly Hobbie” For Sis

Sometimes the best source for fabrics and trim is right here in our own home… in my own closet…

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So I guess when I started giving the crazy eye to this old top, it knew its days were numbered.

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I had a gut feeling that it would make a marvelous bit of something for our just-turned-three-year-old, so I took the cutter to it.

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Then I whipped up a little lined bodice and added the bit of cut-off shirt layered over a “tube” of some of the same fabric as the bodice. [You can find the full photo tutorial for how to make a similar dress here.]

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So now my old shirt makes for a lovely apron-pinafore detail for this new dress.

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Then since chilly weather is on its way, I added a pair of ruffle pants with navy cord, then dress fabric, then a little eyelet trim to tie-in the look from my old shirt.

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The back of the bodice/dress top has a simple elastic loop and button closure.

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But let me assure you that the ONLY thing this girl really cares about in her mother’s sewing efforts is this, “Duz it hav a pockit?”

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Umm… okay, so the pocket was a quick addition at the end.

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And there we go: everybody’s happy. 🙂

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This dress will last us well into warmer weather if we skip the turtleneck and pants.

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Wait Sis, come back! I’m blogging you! *happy sigh* And she’s off, giggling as she goes. Ah well.

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Yes, yes, quite right, Sis. Much more important business at hand.

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Well, there you have it, a new outfit for Sis using an old shirt of mine, huzzah!

So, any pieces in your wardrobe getting the crazy eye? Do tell!


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