Yes! I found really cheap fabric in the Joann Fabric discount area. The pink fluffy stuff was $2.50 a yard– and the black and white stuff was roughly the same price– maybe $3.00 per yard.
I agree. Time is money too. But if you’re learning a new skill on top of getting a new outfit, I think it’s well spent.
So I spent $5.50 for this fabric here:
Then I went to make the shirt. Yes, I’m still practicing on my “shirt making”. I have a long way to go. Sleeves are such a pain but I’m slowly getting the hang of it.
I found some pink Terry cloth scraps from an old project to use for the shirt collar.
And…done. pink toddler shirt for $2.50. Plus, I have fabric leftovers for something else.
Now, for the pants 😋 using an old toddler pants pattern.
And here they are! Adorable pants with 2 inch width elastic waistband. They’re slightly long so she can wear them for a long time.
Here she is with her new shirt. Based on her facial expression, I think she loves it.
And here…with the entire outfit on. Looking at books in her bedroom.
Homemade sew job complete. Now on to other ideas.
https://asliceofmytravels.wordpress.com/2018/03/15/i-made-socks-from-worn-out-leggings/I’ve always been a minimalist when it comes to socks. I’ve never owned more than 7 pairs of socks at any given time– and this includes that comfy pair you pull out during winter months and also that funky pair with bright pictures on it.
My Sock Drawer (I think 2 pairs of my socks are in the laundry):
Currently, all of my socks have holes in them (for the past couple years) so It dawned on me that I should get some new ones. But who wants to buy socks? And for the going price of nearly $12 a pair, I don’t think so!
What I decided to do was take some stretch pants that are full of pillings, fuzz and damage and turn them into socks. I thought, once turned inside out, they would be perfect material for a snug pair of socks.
You know when your stretchy leggings start to look awful?? Sure, you bought them at Ross 4 years ago for $6.99– but they’re ready to be recycled now.
Well, let’s turn them into socks, sounds Good? Use an old pair of your socks like this as a “template”. Next, cut around the sock and sew!
Here they are on my feet. Socks from old worn out leggings– they FEEL GREAT!
I’m sure with this pair of leggings I can probably get 3-4 pairs of socks! Also, make sure and save the waist elastic from the leggings to use on another sewing project!
I plan to make a bunch of socks over the next few months so please stay tuned!
PS: This is my first blog post I did 100% on my phone while simultaneously breastfeeding my baby. A bit tough, so excuse the cursory job. Now to change a diaper.