A few weeks back I was able to find a wee bit of time to do some sewing and made Phoebe a couple of upcycled dresses to add to her wardrobe.
The first was an old t-shirt of mine that I turned into a dress just by simply cutting out a dress shape, sewing the sides together and adding bias tape to sturdy-up the underarms.
The second was a skirt of mine that was just a bit too short for my liking and so it sat in the closet and never got worn. I made this one into a simple dress by sewing the sides together and adding ribbon strips as straps.
I also managed to whip up a few new pairs of shorts for Finn from fabric I had at the house.... there is just something I love about a kid in mama-made shorts!
I have a whole tub of old clothes in our garage, all of which I eventually hope to upcycle into something more useful. But, finding the time is a major challenge. My sewing machine is in my bedroom, which is also where Phoebe sleeps. I rarely have a chance to sew unless Miss P is sleeping, yet the noise from the machine will wake her up, so I can't sew while she is sleeping... So, I have to sew in snippets here and there when Todd can watch the kids and I can sneak away. Although I do think I relish my sewing moments these days as I seem to have so very few of them!
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