A few more recons

May 9, 2008 at 12:03 am 5 comments

Yesterday I had posted a few recons that I’ve done and today I did just two more. L. picked out the fabric for her dress and K. picked out which shirt she wanted re-done out of the “what can we make out of these” clothing pile that has accumulated in my craft room.

L. had no choice however which shirt was going to be re-done. Her’s was a plain white shirt that had a nice chocolate milk stain down the front bottom half of it. So I hacked it in half then hacked off the sleeves. The fabric was what she had picked out (which I was shocked that she picked this particular fabric because it’s not purple, although it does have cherries and strawberries on it).

L.’s shirt before
L.'s shirt before
L.’s shirt turned into a dress
L.'s shirt turned dress
I even made my own bias tape to go around the raw edge of the sleeves that I hacked off. I’m not happy with how tiny it came out though. I think I bought the 1″ size bias tape maker but I can’t remember.
Made my own bias tape
The shirt K. picked out is actually her shirt from last Valentine’s Day. To go with it, she picked out some Valentine’s Day fabric that I had in my stash. It does however look really cute and I guess at first glance you wouldn’t be able to tell that it was actually a Valentines Day dress. Either way, it looks really cute on her.
K.’s shirt before
K.'s shirt before
K.’s shirt turned dress
K.'s shirt turned dress
I tell ya, I’m on a roll with this whole recon thing. On a side note, the baby robin count is now up to 3 with one egg still needing to hatch. And yes, the girls do think it’s hilarious that Mama Robin sits on her babes.

Entry filed under: recycled crafting, sewing.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa  |  May 9, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Oh so cute! Do you remember the t-shirt dress phase and they’d be decorated with puff paint? I had one of those and actually made myself a couple dresses like you are making the girls way back then 🙂 Love what you are doing… and the robins.. Adorable!

  • 2. Penny  |  May 10, 2008 at 2:24 am

    these are both adorable!!! Nice work on refashioning!

  • 3. Angie  |  May 12, 2008 at 3:27 am

    Thank you penny!

  • 4. Jodie R.  |  January 31, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Wow! Wonderful job at upcycling! I’m pregant with a boy, but the transformations for your girls are making me want a daughter really bad so I can make some too 🙂

  • 5. multicrafty  |  January 31, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks Jodie! I love sewing for my girls because skirts and dresses are so easy to make. Though sometimes it would be nice to have a little boy to make things for.


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