Monday, May 07, 2012


Somehow, I just can't seem to let a good piece of clothing go! 
Take a look at what Miss E is wearing as she stands on the chair: 
it used to be one of my Mom's favorite shirts.

    (This is what the shirt looked like before I chopped it up.)

Using Butterick B5020, this is the finished product.

On a couple of the embroidered flowers I placed a backing of orange and hot pink fabric.
Also, green fabric was placed behind some of the leaf shapes.

To make the shoulder ties, I used the same pink and orange fabrics.
You can see the underside of the dress with the colored patches here.

This project reminds me of one of my favorite children's picture books:

I Had A Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn (illustrated by Julia Demos)

in which a little girl has a dress that she loves and her Mama keeps altering
it into other clothes as she grows.  Miss E is going to have that happen as long
as her MeMo can operate a sewing machine!

In case you are interested in how others are refashioning clothing, check out
this website:

Happy Re-fashioning!


Samara said...

Oh wow. What a creative lady you are! Miss E is a lucky girl and I'm once again impressed with your ideas and energy to re-purpose! Hope you are doing well, Deb!

The Lindahl News said...

Samara, thanks! We're the lucky ones for sure.

All is well here and I hope all is well for you and yours, too!