Thursday, October 11, 2012

Recycled denim

 
I had scraps left over...
 Anyone who knows me knows I can't let any scraps go to waste.
 
A few years ago I purchased an unadorned denim dress for myself off the dollar rack at a thrift store with the intention of embroidering it.
(As you will see, I never got around to embroidering on it.)
 
It was a nice denim dress from The Gap - perfect condition - ONE DOLLAR! 
 
I have since outgrown it, and passed it to my daughter.
Before passing it down I decided to make a few changes.
 
My first change was making it into a shirt instead of a dress.
Easy enough.
 
 
Using the scraps left over from my Alma blouse, I dressed it up a bit.
 
I added fabric to the collar...
 
 
the sleeves...
 
 
and the hem.
 
 
Here it is complete and ready to pass down to Miss Polly.
 
 
 
 
 I think got my dollars worth.
Whatcha think?

6 comments:

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Great work! That was a great idea! I, too, have a denim dress that I want to wear and I think those fabric additions would be perfect.

So what will you do with the denim you cut off?

Debbie said...

That is ADORABLE! You got more than a $1 worth :) How did you do the collar?

Terri said...

Adorable...love this! You really know how to work those scraps!

Carrie said...

very cute! Looks a lot better than plain denim!

Kelley Highway said...

Save success! Love the revamp. Extra special and fun now!

Seraphinalina said...

What a great idea. I love the little touches of colour.

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