Thanks to Pinterest and Etsy, my latest infatuation is repurposing knit shirts and cardigan sweaters as pants/leggings and tops for toddler girls. So far, I have turned a leopard print cardigan sweater into an ensemble (complete with braided headband and beaded pom-pon flower! - see previous post)... and now I am working on a stack of knit shirts I purchased last week at the local thrift shop. I have stripes, florals, beaded and plain shirts... reds, blues, pinks, oranges, and more! I see jackets, "pillowcase" dresses, and more atop some of the cutest leggings you've ever seen.
In my enthusiasm to get started, I neglected to photograph the leopard print cardigan before I began cutting. So in an effort NOT to let that happen again, I've made photographs of several of the shirts this afternoon, and as I finish a garment, I'll post a "Before" and an "After" photo (or 2 or 3!). Oh... this is gonna be so much fun... I'll post more when I come up for air!
Here is the finished product for today! This 3-piece set includes a beaded "pillowcase" dress/jumper with orange satin drawstring ribbon, cropped pants/leggings, and a fluffy pin-on pom-pon with butterfly button accent. $65 postage paid for all 3 pieces.
AFTER: Toddler dress/jumper
and crop pants/leggings
Beaded Draw-string Dress/Jumper
Length is approximatetly 15"
Pants - inseam approximately 8"
overall length approximately 13.5"
Pin-on Pom-pon with butterfly button trim
created from fabric scraps