I've been telling myself that all day, and while it's technically now tomorrow, I'm on it. Obviously.
A while back I promised to share the results of all serger-sewing-fun I had this summer. These dresses are my favorite.
They are made from recycled t-shirts that I mostly got at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. A few pieces are old dresses or t-shirts that Aurora used to own and probably had stain or something on them. One is even from old PJ pants of mine.
I knew I was going to do very piece-y stuff in bright colors and I found this etsy seller for inspiration. The patterns are my own, and obviously that took the longest time. The actual sewing of the dresses is quite quick.
I got very addicted to shopping at the thrift store. I went there at least 3 times and spent more than $30 on t-shirts, most of which only cost $.99 each. You do the math. I now have big bins of t-shirt scraps to work with. Luckily I feel pretty certain I'll make more. She loves the style and wearability of the dress. I've also made her another and Theo a couple of pieced t-shirts. I'll try to get pictures of those. I love Theo's t-shirts because boys clothes often bore me. And I might want to try some adult sizes, but it's harder to come by big enough pieces.
And now I frequent the thrift store on half-off day. I just can't get over buying Gap jeans for the kids for $.99. They both now have several pairs of jeans in too big sizes. I have to scour the racks, but I always find some good stuff. And I did get quite a few props for her Harry Potter party. By the way, it's over (thank goodness) and it was a smashing success. Whenever I have the photos edited, I promise to share.