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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tiered Eyelet Skirt and Flower Shirt

Some of you may remember that several weeks ago I was competing in Season 9 of So You Think You're Crafty. I was eliminated from the contest the week before Creepy Crafty Halloween started and never had a chance to share! 

This is the project I made for Thrift Store Week for SYTYC. I loved this project, but there were some fabulous crafters with some great projects that beat me out, so it's ok!  Even though I wanted to continue competing, I got eliminated at the right time because my life got crazy this month.  I wanted to take a minute, though, and thank you for voting for me and share these sweet dresses with you. 
Like many crafters/hoarders, I have a growing pile of thrift store finds waiting to be re-vamped, but for this challenge I didn't feel like any of those options were fun enough. I went shopping last minute and got so super lucky! I found an awesome peach eyelet queen-sized bedskirt (top left) and a 4 piece something (bottom right) that may or may have not matched the bedskirt with these really great orange pleats surrounded by a vintage-y lace. SO cute. I didn't know what I'd use them for when I bought them (which is usually what happens to me in thrift stores), but I knew I needed them. 

Finally I knew that precious peach eyelet needed to be a little girl's skirt. 
 And so was born the two-tiered, lined skirt for my friend's little girl, Maycie, with a matching flower shirt. 
 The only way we could get any pictures of her was to play peek-a-boo. How sweet is she?! I made the orange pleating part into a casing and slid wide elastic in to create the waist. I just love how the little skirt turned out. My friend's daughter loved it too. She was super sad when I had to take the outfit home with me to take more pictures. 
The little top is one I found on clearance at Wal-Mart and the American flag on it is completely covered by the flower. It also has the vintage-y lace from the fabric I got at the thrift store sewn to the sleeves and collar. 
Then since my friend is expecting another little girl, I just had to make a little matching onesie dress.  Even though I made this one second, it might be my favorite. So precious. The two little girls are planning on having pictures taken in their new matching outfits after sister #2 makes her appearance! 

I used the tutorials in this post to make the onesie dress and flowers on both outfits. They're a little summery, but I was hoping with that deep orang in there they'd be cute with leggings for fall.
Hope you love them as much as I do!

Hope everyone's having a great weekend. See you again soon for a Halloween post!
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Linda Jordan said...

What an amazing transformation! And very cute model as well ;)

Visiting from Sweet Peas and Bumblebees.


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