thrifty & nifty threads: upcycled fashion. #1.

Here's a fun new feature - showing you the crazy sewing/upcycling projects I do around this nest. 

Take this fairly hideous, garish, colourful floral shirt for example.
There was no way in heck I was going to wear that shirt... no sir.  
But a second look at it, and I thought 'maybe a flouncy floral skirt would be cute for summer'.

A snip.a stitch.a stretchy waistband. and seconds later - voila!

Then, just to maximise the upcycling experience (and drag my daughter in on the fashion fun)... I sewed her a simple vest from the top half! 

Two outfits for the 'slice' of one... yee-haw.

(Don't worry, I probably won't make Azriel wear that vest again.... unless she's going to be singing with the Von trapp children.) 

Don't you just love to take something thrifty and re-purpose it into something nifty?

 I sure do!
Upcycling mama,
Mel ;o)


  1. Love it! Nice job, a second life as a flouncy skirt is the way to go! 

  2.  Hey thanks Hillery!  Now, since the clothing swap, I have a couple flouncy spring skirts! ;o)  wooot!

  3. Love the new feature! Cute vest and skirt!

  4.  hey thanks! ;o)


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