Friday, August 13, 2010

Frugal Friday


Happy Friday everyone! I have really gotten into upcycling clothes lately. There is something very satisfying about taking an old or unwanted piece of clothing and turning it into something "new" and useful. You know the saying, "One person's trash is an other person's treasure." So, each Friday I am going to post pictures of a thrift store find refashion. I will be calling it "Frugal Friday." Here are pictures of my very first Frugal Friday thrift store refashion!

I found this orange and white gingham ladies shirt for $2. It's simple and I actually would have liked it for myself, but it was too small for me.

So I used one of Carson's dresses and made a pattern.

I made the front of the shirt the back of her dress and added 4 button holes and 4 buttons.

I also made a pair of leggings to match. I used Lil Blue Boo's Lil Leggings pattern. I embellished the bottom of the leggings with scrap pieces from the shirt.

I thought about embellishing the dress, but couldn't decide what to do with it. I kinda like the simplicity of it. It reminds me of Orange Cream Soda...

Or creamsicle...mmm

That old, unwanted shirt made the perfect outfit for just hanging out..

and watching the people pass by.

Here are some links to inspiring blogs with refashion ideas, tutorials and patterns!

I would love to see pictures of your refashions or whatever else you are up to. Link up toFabulous Friday Follow.

Have a wonderful weekend! See you later!

6 comments:

Bennett and McConnell Family said...

Wow! So cute! And great photos.

Nicki Woo said...

Love it! I love making old things new again. Perfect with the creamsicle!

Following you from fab friday!

http://www.nickiwoo.com

Dana said...

Now that's impressive! I love it! So totally, very much!

ahart said...

Okay, you have inspired me to pull out my SINGER. I've got 4 1/2 yr old twins and they are soo into clothes. One wanted to "Make shoes like a cobbler' last week so we headed to the store for some felt to put together simple slippers. Let's just say we weren't as successful as your fantastic creamsicle dress :) Looking forward to your next piece!
Found you through the Fab Friday Blog Hop :) but haven't yet worked out how to get into the html of my wordpress blog to enter the Linky :(

http://twinsonthego.wordpress.com

mw32959 said...

So cute and what a great idea! Keep them coming!

Julie @ CalleLillyCafe said...

Super cute! I love LilBlueBoo! =)

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