Upcycle Moto Dress

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Since I didn’t have the zipper I needed to make the dress I’ve been dreaming about, my weekend project end up being a few t-shirt dresses for O.  The shirts were already in her closet and the fabric is a thrifted cotton/poly knit I’ve had for about a year now.

moto dress one_phixr

Obviously, modeling for a photo shoot or even letting me style her was not part of O’s plan for the day.  I managed to sneak in a few shots while she played with the cat, hence the blue blur in her hand.  I am hoping to get a few, styled shots of the second dress this afternoon.

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What O did feel like, after playing with the cat, was having a snack while I made a salad for supper.  What mama would complain about a kid who loves veggies?!

To Kick Things Off

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Here are a few of my previous, unconventional projects. In the past I haven’t been very good about getting photos of my work, so there isn’t much to see.

A skirt for my gypsy girl.  This garment was created from thrifted cotton fabric and trims.

A skirt for my gypsy girl. This garment was created from thrifted cotton fabric and trims.

Newborn dress and bow created using a hand-me-downs.  The original garments were a long sleeve onsie and a pair of girls leggings.

Newborn dress and bow created using a hand-me-downs. The original garments were a long sleeve onsie and a pair of girls leggings.

A tote bag made from the leftovers of a resized thrift store table cloth and thrifted trims.

Tote bag made from the leftovers of a resized thrift store table cloth and thrifted trims.

Baby booties made from upcycle scraps.

Baby booties made from upcycle scraps and lined a scrap of thrifted fabric.