Friday, July 18, 2014

Upcycle Hand-Me-Downs, Summer Edition

It's such a bummer to have all these clothes for boys here and now I have a little girl that can't use them...or can she? I'm turning my boy's hand-me-downs into girl's clothes again! 

Upcycle boy's hand-me-downs into girl's clothes »Over The Apple Tree«

I pulled out the clothes from storage and found a few pieces that had potential for summer refashions...

Upcycle boy's hand-me-downs into girl's clothes »Over The Apple Tree«

Overalls Cut Offs...This is the easiest makeover of the bunch! Just cut off pants and pull apart the bottom a bit to make them fray more. I didn't really like the red patch on the front pocket so I pulled it off and replaced with a crochet heart applique


Upcycle boy's hand-me-downs into girl's clothes »Over The Apple Tree«

T-Shirt Make Over...This shirt is very easy and best of all, when you use knit fabric, you can leave the edges unfinished. Trim shirt as pictured, sew the tops of front and back to make a pocket for the tie. Tie is bottom cut off of adult tshirt. 

Upcycle boy's hand-me-downs into girl's clothes »Over The Apple Tree«

Upcycle boy's hand-me-downs into girl's clothes »Over The Apple Tree«

Tie Front Button Up...This shirt definitely took the most patience. I wouldn't say it was hard, but I had to go slow and I hate doing stuff slow! Carefully remove sleeves, and trim fabric up closer to collar. Measure and cut bottom of shirt leaving long sections in front for ties. I inserted some elastic in the back and then sewed up all rough edges. I added some lace to make little cap sleeves.
Upcycle boy's hand-me-downs into girl's clothes »Over The Apple Tree«

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31 comments:

  1. So cute!! Both your daughter and the clothes re-makes!

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  2. Oh, my I am going to have to do this with some of my son's cloths. I have saved some of my favorites of both of my kids cloths to make quilts when they get older, but the other cloths that is not a favorite could be used for this. Thanks for the great idea. Pinning and doing!

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    1. Thanks so much AmieJo! I love upcycling projects, good luck with yours. I'd love to see yours when you're done.

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  3. I LOVE this! I have four boys and then a girl, so this kind of thing is going to be something that would come in ALL kinds of handy for me! Thanks for sharing with the Merry Monday Linky Party!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Nicole, I would love to see any upcycles you come up with!

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  4. Love. LOVE. LOVE! Pinned to the Trash 2 Treasure Highlights board. Thanks for sharing. And - she is just too cute!

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    1. Awesome, thanks for sharing my post Kammy!

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  5. Nicely done. I love to upcycle old clothes. Love the looks!

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    1. Thanks Kelley, I've been having fun trying to come up with ideas!

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  6. What an adorably cute idea! I would have never thought to do this. You are brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. She is adorable :) I love these refashions! And adding the little crochet heart just made it all the better! Awesome! Also, congrats to you - this post will be one of the favorite posts at this weekends Snickerdoodle Sunday! Hope you stop by and grab your cookie!

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    1. Yay! That's fantastic, thank you so much!

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  8. These are really great ideas. I love the addition of the crochet flower, not only to cover the boy patch, but also to add a little femininity to the overalls. The button down into sleeveless tie is a great idea also - I just made a sleeveless blouse for my daughter and it took a bit more work so I can appreciate a good shortcut. (btw this is my first time visiting - stopping by through Inspire Us Thursdays)

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  9. Gorgeous ideas, I can't choose a favourite, I love them all!

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  10. Hi Laura, those are really amazing refashions! I love the three out fits and the sweet girl! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  11. These are great refashions!! Very cute outfits.

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  12. What great ideas! I would love to have you link it up to my Feature Friday Link Palooza!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic
    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/search/label/Feature%20Friday%20Linky%20Party

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    1. Thanks for the invite Danielle, I'll check out!

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  13. What a resourceful idea! I love the way the clothes turned out!

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  14. LOVE what you did! Thanks for linkin up to Sunday FUNday! I'll be featuring you at this weekend's party!

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    1. That's so great Kristine! Thank you!

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  15. Thanks so much for linkin up to Sunday FUNday! I LOVE what you did! I'll be featuring you at this weekend's party!

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  16. Such a great idea! Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Roundup!

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    1. Thanks Britney, glad you stopped by!

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  17. Wow! What a great mom you are! I wish I had these hand me downs from my sister when I was growing up! Thanks so much for linking up at the Creative Sparks Link Party. We are live again today so stop by and link up! http://bit.ly/1pEMI5A

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting and taking the time to visit me Michelle!

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  18. What a way to recycle boy clothes too bad we can't do that both ways... recycle girls clothes for boys lol. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  19. I LOVE how you transformed those garments! You did a wonderful job!

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