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Believer, Daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Registered Nurse, Seamstress, Crafter, Housekeeper, Cook, Baker, Gardener, Reader, Keeper of the chickens, Goat Herder, Homesteader, Thrifty, Usually sane, Overworked, Mom of 3. Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate your comments! ~ Angie



Monday, May 2, 2011

Mama's Extra-Ordinary Looks

I survived another week!  Our theme last week was Extra-Ordinary.  At our house, nothing is more ordinary than jeans and t-shirts.  I took my inspiration in turning ordinary pieces into extra-special clothing.

This double-bustle denim skirt may be my favorite thing ever!  Bustle skirts are big in blog-land right now, so I turned too-short jeans into a skirt with bustles in the front and back.  I also removed the back pockets and replaced them with new fabric ones.  There are several good bustle-skirt tutorials out there ( here) if you need some help getting started.

I also made two jeans aprons from one pair of adult jeans, inspired by this tutorial.  Love mine!
For myself, I refashioned two plain tank tops into simple summer dresses.  Oodles of t-shirt dress tutorials out there, so Google it if you need more instruction to make your own.  I prefer adding a waist band rather than have all those gathers at my waist, so that's how these were made.
I love the asymmetrical hem on this one!

While I'm being brave and showing off my dresses, here are  a few picts of my whimsy sundress from last week.  The belt band gives me lots of options.

I bet you recognized my girls' t-shirt refashions! I used Lil Blue Boo's Sienna dress pattern for Mally's tunic and a basic shorts pattern, using t-shirt material.  Abby's top is McCalls 6315 and the skorts tutorial is here.

I'm busy sewing for this week's theme, Puddle Jumping.  Hope to get it all done!

1 comment:

Angela @ A Mama's Two Cents Worth... said...

Good job...I wish I could get my butt in gear to create some stuff for my kids...I have the ideas just not the drive.