My creative space....again it is the dining table!
I managed some cutting out last night after the kids were in bed, in between glances at the TV (Wednesday night being about the only night I watch TV, with the ABC's lineup of The Cook & the Chef, New Inventors & The Gruen Transfer.
I picked up this linen shirt at the op shop this week (in the 50c basket). I usually try to find clothing that are marked or really ugly so I'm not cutting up useable items (to someone else) for these upcycling projects. I figure if it has been in our local op shop for long enough to make it to the 50c basket no one must want it (there are a high proportion of Grannies in my neighbourhood, I'm imagining that is who this style of blouse would most appeal to!).
I used one of Adelaide's frocks to cut out the basic pattern, although the without the buttons at the shoulder becasues of the ready to go buttons that will feature down the back of the dress.
All cut out (allowing a small seam allowance & cut a little larger so it fits her for a while). I plan to stitch up the lower half of the button opening, leaving something that resembles a placket at the top. This would have been suitable to reuse the hem except it was a wonky hem on the original shirt so I'll need to restitch it.
That then left these great sleeves....
Perfect for a simple pair of baby pants I think ....
Not that Addie will be likely to fit into the pants once I cut them to size, but here is how the whole thing could end up looking!
And best of all there is a care tag ready to be sewn into the dress!
More creative Spaces over here. Other great upcycling, refashioning projects over here, found via Gina's blog (she even took the pledge!)