Wednesday, October 12, 2011

sewing stuff part1

     I've been reading/following quite a few sewing blogs lately & getting some amazing ideas...

     This Fall i've been cleaning out closets & ended up w/piles of clothes that I normally would have either taken to the local thrift store or stored in the basement till next seasons garage sale.

     On one of these blogs suggested reusing items that you don't wear anymore & making clothing for your children with them,the results.........
This cute little shirt was made from an Old Navy t-shirt of mine that i no longer wore.

this ADORABLE,cream sweater dress was made from a sweater someone gave me that i never wore.
Aalyvia said,mommy this is my favorite! It's so cozy & comfy:)

green,t-shirt skirt,made from a t-shirt I bought on clearance it wasn't my size but I bought it thinking i'll lose some weight & be able to fit into it...that never happened;) so nows it's a cute skirt!

embellishment on green skirt.

This skirt was made from an old maternity top,the eyelet was the trim @ the bottom of the maternity shirt...

Then i added some ribbon & lace to give it that little bit somthing extra.

This linen,peasant style dress was made from a linen skirt that i made for myself,w/out a pattern:),& it ended up being too small,so now it has a new life as a dress!

Aalyvia being shy:)

This was another one of those too small,bought on clearance t-shirts that is now a cute,comfy skirt for Aalyvia...

the trim is just another t-shirt that i cut in strips & ruffled as i sewed it on.

This shirt was made from one of my skirts,i later added a small lace trim along the bottom of the shirt,but i don't have a photo of it.

I've also been making LOTS of flower barrettes/pins,now that i've learned how to make them I don't think i can ever bring myself to pay 5.00-10.00 for them anymore!
Now you know whats been keeping me busy the last 2weeks,it's been so much fun,almost addicting,seeing what i can make out of somthing i normally would've thrown out or taken to a thrift store.
The best part is,i made these clothes for 0$!....
I still have more clothes that need to be transformed but i'm waiting on fresh ideas:)

good-bye for now-Ruth


  1. Mary Ann SchlabachOctober 12, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Awesome job on these clothes....they look amazing!! How did you learn how to make those flower pins? I would to have the directions! :)

  2. i found the flower tutorial @