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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Upcycled Stripey Dress

The Peanut has hit a huge growth spurt over the past couple of months.  She must have inherited her Gam's height genes!  (my MIL is 6' tall and very willowy, lucky lady!)

As a result, all of her old t-shirts are too short in the torso, but fit through the shoulders.  I decided to try my hand at crafting up a little dress from these old t's.

First, I cut her t-shirts off about 4" from the underarm seam.

Next, I collected several old knit shirts of my own, and cut 12" x 6.5" strips.

I then serged the striped together, creating a seam down the long side.  

I continued this process, until I had sewn 6 strips together to form a skirt.

I then attached the skirt to my top, and had a dress!

I chose to embellish the dress with a little flower created from my knit scraps.

What could be better than a new dress....that is one-of-a-kind, made with love, and free?

Happy Crafty!

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