Thursday, July 8, 2010

$7 Outfit Refashion -- Part One

Last week I picked up a cute little girls' two-piece outfit at Walmart for $7. It was size 8 -- obviously way too big for JellyBean -- but I had some refashioning in mind!!

Here's the first half of the refashion:

The skirt had built-in shorts -- and I immediately had an idea for what to do with them!


I cut them away from the skirt as close to the seam as possible.


I sewed another line of stitching around the hem of the shorts. I was careful to make the distance between the original hem's stitching line and my new stitching line just the width of a safety pin.


On the inside, right next to the inseam, I snipped a little hole in between lines of stitching, then used a safety pin to thread 1/4" elastic through.


I folded down the top raw edge of the shorts and sewed to create a casing. I used 3/4" elastic, although if I'd had 1/2" elastic on hand I would have used it instead!


Ta-Da!! Super quick little bloomers with cutie little ruffly leg openings!


I then put the skirt on JellyBean, up around her chest, and measured how much I would need to take out to make it into a little top. I sewed, then cut away the excess. I used the scrap to create two little straps -- which ended up being the perfect length!


I marked them for placement and sewed them in place on the inside of the top.


Ta-Da!! An adorable little sunsuit!


Super quick and easy, and done in one sitting -- supreme satisfaction!


I can tell she feels very cute in it by the way she walks!

I'll show you the second half of the $7 Outfit Refashion soon....

16 comments:

Karen said...

Love it!

Debbie J said...

You are an amazing refashioner! Its very cute.

The Corbett Kid. said...

wow! cute overload, good job!

Lise said...

Super cute; I love it!

MommaMilburn said...

Genius!! I love this!

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Turned out so well! What a great refashion!!!

Anna said...

wow care, that is so so cool! I love it. She looks so adorable and summery!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Great Work!

Shirley said...

So cute!!! I love it!

Jen said...

That is adorable! Great idea!! I think now I must start checking out bargains in the older kids departments as well. Thanks for the idea!

Jen

Tristen said...

Adorable!! I hadn't thought of sizing outfits down... oh the possibilities...

Jen said...

She looks SUPER CUTE!!! And I like that it's an easy outfit to get on and off :) Those bloomers are adorable.

Danielle Renee said...

So sweet! Love the revamp. I wish I could romp around in bloomer and halter dress.

L Johnson said...

Such a cutie in her new summer re-fashioned outfit!

Cheryl G. said...

Oh my!
So adorable!

Delia said...

Amazing! So cute.