Making Her Clothes Last (Part Two: the Bottoms!)
Here is the other half I promised! I love this post, because everything in it was SO EASY to do!! I wish that I had more outgrown clothes of hers to play around with!
Here is the first one; this little overall dress that Paige wore all of one time. It's a size 12 months! Can you believe that? An added ruffle and some longer straps, and it's wearable again! (p.s. I totally jumped into the strap thing not knowing what I was doing, but it was so easy!)
And here's an obvious one: Cut-offs!
Confession: I didn't actually do these. I bought them from the owner of a children's consignment store who distressed them herself. That counts, right? :o) I love them! Gilligan never looked so cute!
I don't have a "before" of this one, but it was a pair of lounge pants that were stained and worn at the knees. I just cut them off right above the inseam, and viola! A little miniskirt to wear over leggings! No sewing involved!
These little knit shorts were perfect to add fabric to, to make a skort! I love skorts, because, well, sometimes my little lady....isn't one. :o) Plus-huray!-no need to make the waistband, which is the part I don't like to do.
Sometimes all you need is a little lace to give you just a tad more length! I like how it made the skirt more feminine, too!
Now if I could only remember to iron things before I photograph them :o)
This one made my heart so happy! And I discovered it quite by accident. I have TONS of short-sleeved jammies for Paige, but she gets too cold in them at night, so now I know what to use all of her too-short pj pants for! Sleeves!
Here's a really easy one, for button-back dresses that are too short. Snip off the top, fold it under, and hem! Ta-da! A precious little skirt! I made two skirts:
This little floral one....
And this one, from a little shirred-waist sundress!
I seriously almost died when I had to cut into these jeans. Jodhpur skinny jeans?? So cute!! But the legs were always a little too small for Paige. So, now they are adorable little rolled-cuff shorts, ala JCrew!
I have to say, I think the shorts are even. cuter.
*Technically, this should have gone in the "tops" post, but I forgot about it! oops!*
This little Target coat is one of my favorite things I've ever gotten Paige. When she got too tall for it, I was in total denial! So I turned it into a cropped jacket! Fun!
(p.s. it's a size 12m, too!)
And remember, just because some things are out of season, doesn't mean you can't wear them with a little imagination! I love these little pink ruffly shorts!
And toddlers can get aways with any trend!
So there you go!
There were a couple of other ideas I had, but I just didn't have the time to squeeze them in, and I figured you guys had waited long enough for the second post :o)
I hope it gave you a few ideas!
(Missed the first post? Click Here!)