Friday, May 31, 2013

Up-cycled Mommy & Me Clothes - 2

I'm back!  It's been a busy month of traveling and family activities and I just haven't had a moment to sit down and blog.  I have so much to catch everyone up on, and I'm going to start off with my latest up-cycled sewing projects!  (If you missed my last one, click here).
Last weekend I picked up a few easy-to-sew patterns for $1 at Joann fabrics during their Memorial Day sale.  Instead of buying fabric, I rummaged through a bag of my old clothes and found this plaid halter sundress that I won't wear anymore, but the fabric is really cute. Not very mommy-esque, right?

I used Simplicity pattern 2469 and chose the tunic top with an empire waist and ruched straps.  I started cutting up the dress and laying the pattern pieces out.  Surprisingly, I had just the right amount of fabric!  I was even able to salvage the elastic and use it for the back of the new top.

And after working on it off and on during two naps and one evening, here it is!

I love that I was able to transfer the pockets from my old dress to the new one so Leah can put all her little treasures inside.  It fits her well, with a little room to grow, so I hope Leah can wear it all summer!

And here is little miss Leah wearing it at the park today with her favorite kitty hat and jeggings.