Saturday, June 28, 2014

From mom's old clothes to babys new clothes

 Pre-pregnancy I was three sizes smaller.  I always gain tons of weight with each baby, but I had always lost it after baby, and lost it quick!  Baby 4...no such luck.  I am almost one year out and I may have actually gained a few pounds.  It's a little depressing but the baby is so worth it : ).   My closet is now filled to the roof with my pre-pregnancy clothes and my new and larger after pregnancy clothes.  I decided to clean it out a bit.  I still have hopes to fit in those clothes some day, so I did not get rid of it all.  A few items I really did not like were packed for the thrift shop.  Luckily I am not the quickest at dropping my stuff off because the bag full of clothes has been sitting in another closet for about a month.  I say luckily because Project Run and Play week 3 just happens to be repurposing week.  I dug through the bag and found an old sweater and turtleneck tee shirt both from Old Navy.  They have both seen lots of use but the fabric was still in great shape.  I did take a picture of the sweater with my phone but for some not very smart reason I deleted it.  Luckly I had two sweaters.  The off white sweater was almost the same as this purple one.  Just off white and the collar was ribed.
And for the pants, this old wrinkly thing-



I used the Lilly Giggle's   Zinnia Dress for the top half of Mila's sweater dress.  Unfortunitly Lilly Giggle is closed and the pattern is no longer available.  I think they may reopen in the future.


I did not follow the bottom half of the dress pattern and just used the sweater as is (Yay, no hemming!)  I also curved the skirt half of the dress onto the bodice and attached to the outside so a ruffle was visible. 

 
The pants were self drafted.  I love how the tuned out too!  Feeling kinda proud : ).  I used a size 2 example and added another two inches to the length.  I than added the piece on the outside of each leg and some ribbon so that it gathered and added the cute bow.  They should fit for a couple years I am thinking because I can continue to add length by letting out the fabric from the gather. '
Last week I thought my Beetlejuice outfit was my new favorite of Milas clothes.  Now this one is!!!

Did I say yet how difficult it is to take photos of a 10.5 month old : ) !  Oh and I wish I understood digital photos a little better, This newest Photoshop Elements is awfully confusing and turns my nice photos a little grainy!

Thanks for viewing : )
 



21 comments:

  1. That is such a cute outfit! The sleeves and ruching are adorable.

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    1. Thank you! And I was trying to think of the right word. Ruching ! : )

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  2. Cute! I love how the theme of this week seems to be "post-baby clothes that don't fit make good baby clothes" ;) Same for me!

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    1. Ha : ) I saw that on yours as well. At least we found a use

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  3. Those pants are darling! Great job on drafting them yourself!

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  4. love those gathered leggings.
    great work!

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  5. Absolutely adorable. I agree with others, those leggings/pants are fabulous!
    xoxo Grandma

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  6. Those stinking cute legs.....just want to squeeze them!! This creation definitely looks like your work - it could be your signature style!!

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    1. Thank you, she does have cute chunky little legs : )

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  7. leggings on the chubby legs are adorable!!! LOVE it all! I'm loving project Run and PLay! I also linked up this week, a recycled Sweater...Emily@nap-timecreations

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  8. Again, I love your look. So romantic this time. And that last picture of her? surely stole a big smile from my mouth. =D

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  9. Outfit looks great! The leggings are very fun!

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