Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tank Top Refashion

Our neighborhood is great.  Every so often everybody gets together for a sort of garage sale... where everything is free!  You can bring stuff you want to give away and take whatever you want, even if you didn't bring anything.  I love snatching up t-shirts at these events because there are often lots of cute t-shirts that people bring down that are too short or something, but still in really good shape.  So I snag them to turn into cute clothes for Olivia.  It's hard to pass up free fabric!

That's where I got this cute little tank top.

And after a little tinkering around last night, I turned it into this:
Despite the fact that the big O cries every time I pull it over her head (which she does about a lot of clothes, by the way), I really like how it turned out.  It was definitely one of those projects where I just made it up as I went.  Which isn't to say that it went flawlessly.  I made the opening for the head too small at first and had to pick out some stitches and rearrange things.  And if I do it again I'll definitely be making some changes.  But... it's great!  And it was free!  Can't beat that!

And I didn't really plan for sleeves, but it just kind of turned out that way and I'm so glad.  I love having clothes for Olivia that I don't have to add a bunch of layers to.  It's getting hot here now and I like to be able to keep her clothing layers to a minimum.

This dress is nice and long (but not too long), so I think she'll be able to wear it for a while.

And, once it's over her head, I think she likes it quite a bit.

It's comfy for sitting in.
(And trying to see what Daddy's doing.)

It's got a nice little stretch to it that makes it easy to move in.

Not to mention some fascinating buttons.

Perfect for practicing her little pincer grasp.

And for pointing out to Mommy.

And for looking adorable.  :)

P.S. I just noticed that my sister Polly posted a t-shirt dress refashion today too.  And she includes a free pattern!  You can check it out HERE.

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Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Cute dress on a cute baby= Super cuteness! I'm impressed by the transformation!

Patricia said...

I'm so happy to see new pictures of Oliva. She is so, so cute! I love the one where she is smiling so big while holding Daddy's fingers.
The dress is pretty amazing, as well.

alee said...

That is a cute dress! Way to go! :)

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...


michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is seriously so cute!!!!!!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is seriously so cute!!!!!!!

Bina Ross said...

Love it! This would be a great project to link to my Upcycled Awesome linky party.

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Sounds like a great neighborhood sale! What an original refashion, too!

Kendra said...

Very very cute!