Sunday, January 26, 2014

Quick skirt upcycle

Once upon a time there was a hand me down denim dress.
The dress top was jersey fabric beyond stained and frayed - it had to go.
The dress was transformed into a denim skirt:

Once the skirt became too short, but still loved, it needed a little more "tinkering"
We added a gathered ruffle from quilting cotton fabric
(that's where you break out your ruffling foot)
And a "yoga" style folding top from ribbed fabric (with an elastic inserted on top)

With an addition of a lovely bird applique, the skirt was as god as new!

My big girl wore it for a while and now it's tucked away waiting for my
little girl to grow into it. newest project!

My new baby!
Funny thing is I have UFOs that took longer to finish.

The hat is hand knit from organic unbleached non-mercerized cotton using this pattern
Love this pattern- fast and easy. I always make the ribbing shorter since I don't like a bulk of folded cuff on baby hats.

Here is another yummy pic:

Blanket knit from Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Handpaints in Blue Marble.