Wardrobe Remake

It seems everyone is trying to be a little more frugal these days, recycling… reusing… upcycling… making do… I am no exception. Add that to the fact that I have now lost over 20 pounds since January, and can’t afford a new wardrobe in each size while I am still losing weight, I’m always looking for ways of making my clothing “make-do” or “get-by”. I found this dress on the 85% off rack of a department store early this Spring…

It was with the Winter clearance, so obvisouly a leftover from lastSummer…there was an issue with the zipper and the bodice was grossly undersized for me (and probably anypne else that would wear this size) so it remained on clearance. I loved the fabric in it…and could see potential as a casual summer skirt…so…

I found a great companion fabric at JoAnn’s and whipped this up last weekend:

I’m modeling it here with a dark brown top, but I actually wore this the other day with a crisp white cotton top and got lots of compliments on my “new skirt”! The best part is, I can easily make it smaller as I continue to go down in size! I have more of these wardrobe remakes to do in the coming weeks…gotta get that Summer wardrobe ready!

On another note, I thought you might like to see a picture of our new little addition…my grand-niece, Raegan, proud new owner of the French Roses quilt I showed you here.

She looks pretty sweet…and I can’t wait to meet her!

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4 thoughts on “Wardrobe Remake

  1. Wow, that dress looks so much better as a skirt! I love what you did with it! I still have not attempted to recycle clothes in my wardrobe that I don’t wear. This makes me want to try something.

  2. The skirt is a much better use for that fabric. It looks like you did a great job with finding fabrics to go with it too.

    What a sweet little baby. She is adorable.

  3. Great job on the skirt… Of course, once your friends know that you can do alterations and not just quilting, you may find yourself a bit busier…(Or maybe it’s just my sisters that do that to me! )

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