Monday, May 30, 2011

1st Refashion - Maternity

I am obessed with finding ideas and sewing tutorials on blogs!! I Love all the refashioning and repurposing that is being done. However, I really doubt my ability to come up with something and it be wearable and cute. But, I NEED summer maternity clothes and don't really want to spend a lot of money on clothes that I am only going to wear for another 3 1/2 months. SO, I am going to attempt to repurpose/refashion what I've got. Plus I will be a GREAT excuse for an even Bigger shopping spree after the baby come;)

I took a dress that I have had for over 2 years. I never wear it anymore but love the colors. One is biggest issue with Maternity garments is the lenght. Weather it be shirts or pants, it is really hard for me to find stuff long enough. (I'm 6'1) This dress was the perfect pick for my first refashion.

First, I determined the lenght I wanted, cut the lenght off and hemmed the bottom. Having a walking foot made this VERY easy. I did the rest by hand which I'm normally not a fan of but it was the best and really the only way to get the look I desired. I then took the fabric I trimmed from the bottom and used it to embellish the top. I cut 2 inch hearts and gathered each heart through the center. After each heart was done, I began to attach them to my attach them to the top. I used 3 to 4 stitches to attach each heart. I really like the way it turned out and I'm hooked. Every girl LOVES new clothes and who wouldn't love free new clothes?!?

(PLEASE pardon the big fat wrinkle from my lovely maternity jeans.)


Kat Folloder said...

This is too cute! I'm totally copying you!

kmlangham said...

Please do!!! I want to see pictures!!

Jennifer said...

Cute! You always have been so creative! :)

Kristina said...

You are just too creative!! I wouldnt have been able to imagine doing something like that!! Way to go! It looks AWESOME!!