Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valentine Refashion

I have been inspired by so many wonderful blogs to refashion clothes in a way I have never even thought about.  It seems there are endless possiblities when it comes to fashion.  Unfortunately, I have very little time to sew items I have rolling around in my head due to my etsy shop (which I do appreciate!!) I had a day a few weeks back when I had completed all my orders and wanted to attempt a valentine refashion for my daughter.  I found a small petite black and white sweater I had bought to make a beanie and a scarf out of but I chose to make something else instead.  I am very pleased with how it came out.   Here is a rough little step by step play of the process, sorry i didn't take pictures along the way.
 1.  Take a pair of legging that fit your child nicely and fold in half to see its pattern.  Lay on top of one of the sleeves and cut to the shape of the leg then do the other side. 
2. Then with right sides together insert one leg into the other. 
3.  Stitch crotch then stitch again for durability.
4.  make casing for elastic at the top and insert the elastic and stitch shut.
5. Now for the top.  i took a patten that i liked and layed it on top of the sweater lining up the neckline.
6.  cut the length, and sides with armholes
7.  Then i added the applique from this fabulous fabric I found at joanns in the novelty section

8.  With right sides together stitch up sides
9.  Add ruffles at bottom
10.  follow the tutorial from Dana found here to make puff sleeves (she has lots of great tutorials)
11. stitch the sides of the neck  alittle to keep from falling off the shoulders
12. Look Fabulous!!

Sorry this really wasn't so much of a tutorial maybe i will remember to take photos through the process next time.


  1. What a cute outfit. I love it!!! And she looks so adorable in it!

    Great job!!! Thanks for linking up!!!


  2. I love it! Stop by and link up on Thursday at my new carnival Make it, Wear it! This is really cute!

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  3. That is so cute! She is adorable too!

  4. This is an adorable outfit! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing with me-

  5. How precious is that! I loooove it!

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  6. Cute, cute, cute! I wish my girls were still little. I love the fabric you found with the "tatoo-inspired" print.

  7. super cute. the your pattern mixing with the fabrics!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  8. Your little model is darling and she looks too adorable in her sweetheart outfit! You did a beautiful job!

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  9. This is such a sweet outfit! I love it! : )

  10. What a cute outfit.. Your daughter is so cute in it...Great job...

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  11. What a cute idea! It just makes the whole outfit something extra!

  12. This is so cute!! Great work~! And she really loves her new outfit, doesn't she? =-D

  13. Love it! Come link your cute tute at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!