Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Up-cycle Time Suck

So I had this great idea for a twenty minute up-cycle.  Cut off the bottom of an existing t-shirt - cut off the waist band of a skirt passed down by my teenage cousin - put them together and we've got a cute new dress!  Bing.  Bang.  Boom.

Well, we did end up with a cute new dress...

But getting there was more like:  Bing.  Bang my head on the table.  Bang my head on the wall.  Bang my head on the table.  Boom.  I won't bore you with all the gory details - I think anyone who's done any off-the-cuff or make-it-up-as-you-go kind of sewing can relate (or at least I hope so).  It's the finished product that counts anyway, right?  Right.

And silver lining - it was in this dress that Brother and I discovered how to get a modeled finished product front shot!!  He poses, says cheese, gets his picture taken - then she imitates.  Because anything her big brother does has got to be above board...and awesome.  So here she is...watching, imitating, and then cheering for herself.

 Kid makes me crazy, but in the cutest way possible.


  1. My Tinny flip dress was kind of like this (the bang your head on the table part). By the time I was finished and ready to blog about it... I didn't feel like talking about it. Ugh.

    Your dress turned out really cute! And I'm so happy you've figured out a way to photograph that works. It's basically a lost cause for me unless my husband is home. E does her best modeling for him. :)

    1. I probably jinxed myself and by the next time we try this trick she'll think her brother is old news - or it'll be opposites day or something - ha!

  2. Sorry it was a pain to sew up but the end product is amazing! I love her smile and I hope your son had a great time being a big brother!

  3. I can totally relate to bang-your-head-on-the-table sewing moments. LOL. The dress is beautiful!