Anyway, I got everything packed in containers in a manner that I can hopefully understand and utilize...and I even created a basket of "big" pieces with specific projects in mind. Now I have a LOT of projects! And yes, I previously had a LOT of projects, but now I really REALLY do!*lol*
One of the pieces in my "project" basket was the body of a ladies knit shirt in hues of emerald green, aqua, and white in a "peace sign" motif." I had made the sleeves of this shirt into leggings for my niece Zola about a month ago. Now it was time to use the rest to make a dress or top. I had aqua knit scraps and a new pattern for a toddler t-shirt that I had downloaded for free on the Internet. So I made a "yoke" out of the aqua, gathered the green print to it, and voila... I had a dress to go with the leggings!
|Before...the large piece of fabric and a few scraps.|
|After...a dress with contrast yoke and bow trim...fit for a princess!|
Next on my list of projects was a really cute red patterned ladies knit top I purchased at the thrift store for $1. I thought the pattern would make interesting leggings. But I couldn't stop there! I used virtually every piece of that shirt to create leggings, a jumper with floral rosette accents, and even a hair "scrunchie" from the neckband! I went through my button jar and found three darling heart-shaped buttons to accent the little rosettes. And here are the "before" and "after" pictures... including one of Zola's mother sent me of her modeling the new outfit!
|Before - the basic long-sleeved tee.|
|After... leggings, a top and a scrunchie!|
|This was pretty much all that was left!|
|She loves it!!! Isn't she darling?!|
Each of these projects took me a few hours to complete... time well spent to clothe the kiddos and recycle old items. I think a velour shirt is next...we're still having cold, icy weather, so the warmer fabrics seem appropriate. But I have my "spring stash" ready...and maybe by then my "project" basket will be a little less full!