Daddy has a tendency to rip his cloth somehow or it might just have been the laundry machine that caused the damage. So I could fix the hole in his pants or instead have fun with it and turn the fabric into something new. This time I turned his old P J pants into one pair of P J shorts for me and one for our little girl.
Who said girls can’t wear blue 😉
I used the following patterns to make the shorts:
For the toddler pants she is recommending a T-shirt, but you can also use the legs of daddy’s P J pants. I am a big fan of the TheCraftyGemini, she teaches you how you can easily make easy beginners project. You should definitely check her out.
Have fun sewing!
I attended a presentation at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology (Refashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing From Upcycled Materials ; a Book by Sass Brown, get the book on Amazon) and one of the designers Sass Brown spoke about is Steinwidder . I love her designs and ideas reusing one of my least favorite pieces of cloth -socks that is-; turning them into something great.
Also don’t we all have those lonely socks lying around where we can’t seem to find the matching one. My pile of lonely socks would probably be a bit more colorful, therefore the sweater would look really funny. I will keep collecting and lets see what I will come up with, this looks like a project that would take some time.
As mentioned earlier, I am a THredUp fan and I can only repeat myself. I really love their concept of selling your stuff (cleaning out your closet for that matter) and you being able to buy awesome cloth at a great rate. Speaking of which I now decided to always have a clean out bag at home so that whenever I feel like organizing my closet I can just go crazy about it and not have to wait (usually 2-3 days) for them to send me the prepaid clean out bag.
When our daughter was born we received soooooo much cloth that I am still sorting out and feel like it’s enough for 3 girls. I am sure you had the same. I was able to sell items to the stores listed below and still kept a good amount for baby number two. For all three options keep in mind that cloth need to be washed, in great condition and free of stains, also Clothing must be seasonal.