Making Old Fashions New Again

September 30, 2011 in Tips & Tricks

I recently cleaned out my closet.  A task that I dread, but it must be done at least once every couple years.  I don’t know; maybe if I didn’t wait so long, it wouldn’t be such a chore, but I always seem to find something better to do with my time.  I couldn’t believe some of the things that I still had hanging in the shadows.  I found a couple of shirts I think I bought in high school, as well as a few things that should have been on a ‘What NOT to Wear’ episode.

I did find few great items that I saved from the donations box, and put into my to-do bag.  I have been saving a few things here and there, which I thought I could quickly and easily upcycle into something for my kids.  I saved a fleece sweatshirt that I think I will convert into a pair of sweatpants for my toddler man and some flannel pj pants with a loud print that will make a great jumper for little Miss, my preschooler.

I also found a plain cream colored sweater still in great shape, that I forgot I owned, and I have been trying to figure out what to do with it.  I kept thinking it would make a great little sweater dress for my little Miss, but I found a super cute little ruffled cardigan tutorial at Liberate Creativity.  I think if my sweater ever dreamed of growing up and becoming something, this Cardigan would be it.  I love the gathered waist and the sweet little ruffled edge.  I might just change my mind and make it for myself, my wardrobe could really use some updating.

The Inaguration Cardigan by, Shwin & Shwin

I am hoping that I can find enough time this weekend to chain myself to my Baby Lock Ellageo Plus to get it finished, the Midwest is having perfect cardigan weather, and you can’t beat the price.

Have you remade any of your old clothing into new fashions for yourself or a loved one?  I would love to hear what you have made, and if you would make it again.

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