Wednesday, August 11, 2010

School Attire-Part One

Okay, I'm trying to get back to reality. School is starting in two weeks. We need new school clothes. I've done a little shopping, but want to make several new things from our donate pile.
I'm hoping to share these transformations over the next two weeks.

I did this one last night in about a half an hour.
Originally it was a baby doll top, from my sister. As you can see, it was a little big.

All I had to do was, move the buttons down, bring in the sides, and shorten the bottom.
I love the pears.
I love the back.
I love the big buttons,
and the big pockets.

I'll be linking HERE

20 comments:

Nancy's Couture said...

I love the transformation. I love the look of the big pockets!!!!

Laura W. said...

I've missed your posts! :) This is darling, as usual. Too, too cute. You always make me want to pull out my sewing machine and figure out how to use it. :)

Chic Mama said...

It is posts like these that once again ring that resounding gong in my heart telling me that I NEED to have a little girl! So Sweet! Nice work!

janimal said...

Oh my - that is fantastic. LOVE the pears. And your little model is a doll. Great job.

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Oh, it's too adorable!

Deborah Raymond said...

It is very, very cute! Good job

Amy said...

So cute! I wouldn't have guessed it was originally a top!

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

So adorable and brilliant to do it from the donate pile! It is amazing..do they come in adult sizes? hehe

Bethany said...

This is seriously fantastic. I LOVE repurposing projects!! Keep 'em coming!

Thalita Dol said...

Lovely!!
What a great idea!

hugs from Brazil

Mommybreath said...

Ahhh, the pears! Love it!!!

Momma B said...

Kalleen, you did a beautiful job! I looove it!

anne maskell said...

It turned out so sweet! I just love doing quick re-fashions, don't you?

Seamingly Smitten said...

You did a great job!! What a perfect, sweet school dress!

Living Creatively said...

What a fabulous, fabulous idea! We're trying to minimize over here, use what we have, and give the extras away. I love inspiration!

The dress is just darling. The print, buttons, pockets... all perfect. And you have a great little model there.

Cheech said...

Oh my goodness! That dress turned out adorable! Great job!

Deborah Raymond said...

After seeing this yesterday, I dreamed of it at night and awoke this morning determined to make a pattern for this. I even found some cute fabric at the store today with pears on it! Creating the pattern is what took me all day so the shirt won't be done until tomorrow. :(

Cara said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Andrea said...

That is super cute. I love the pears too!

Emily said...

This is my favorite! Wish I had a top like that to transform.

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