Sunday, May 30, 2010

Re-fashion-ing

I have a new obsession. Grosgrain (as in ribbon). This woman is amazing with a sewing machine. She has impeccable style, and makes adorable clothing for herself and her girls. I was so inspired. I wish I had an eye like hers! And bonus? She often does giveaways for the stuff she has made! She is an inspiration to all who sew. And blog.

Anyway, after drooling over her site for a couple of weeks, I decided to go to the thrift store and see what I could possibly refashion into something cool. Unfortunately I'm not a great thrift shopper and I also don't have the imagination for creation that Grosgrain does. So I bought an already cool looking women's tunic and turned it into a cool looking dress for Lili. It took about an hour and a half.

Before

Shortened the sleeves, added a ribbon trimmed elastic waistband, cut the bottom and added another ribbon trim without hemming the bottom. Very. Very. Easy.


After!

2 comments:

Carpenters said...

So cute! I read her blog too and love all the cute things she makes for her daughter. You did such a great job on the dress! I love it. Now I have to stop blogging and finish sewing Alexandra's dress for tomorrow, yikes! Great job, mama!

Courtney said...

Love it! Good work!

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