Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Skinny Jeans and Winter Dress... Trash or Treasure

So when "H" came to stay with us she had outgrown most of the cloths that came with her.... (as most 13-14 yr olds do).. As we were sorting through the cloths keep, give away, throw away.. Nothing was going in the throw away or the give away just into the Keep... Hmmm so I asked why are you keeping all those??? What are you going to do with them??? Do they fit you anymore??? The answers were I do not know what I am going to do with it but I like it and I do not want anyone else to have it.. (once again as most 13-14 yr old say) so became a 4th option I like but I am not attached to it/ Meaning Aunt Cheryl can cut it up. 1st pair of jeans became a cute skirt that I used some fabric from a crib sheet to complete. 2nd Pair of jeans and a tight winter knit dress .......

 1st we cut off the skirt off the dress leaving about an inch and a half. We also removed the arms by cutting at an angle from armpit out and up. We then Lettuce stitched the edges of the arms and the bottom of the shirt. 

We then cut the legs off the jean right above the crotch line and added the skirt(after gathering it to fit) to the bottom of the jeans. I we took the legs and sleeves of the pieces and cut them to make folded roses to accent the skirt

We also made a couple extra roses and attached them to a piece of denim and elastic to make a decorative Rose headband.
 Here is our final Product... Little to say "H" is very very happy with it and cant wait for school in the morning so she can wear it.

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