January 19, 2012

J. Crew: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

Have You seen J. Crew's Chartreuse? 

It is bright, bold, and beautiful.

When my sister Jenna sent me this dress to wear to her wedding I started panicking. The dress came in a size 14 people and that is a lot of chartreuse!

I had to take the sides in and let out the hem and it was barely long enough for me to wear. (Sorry, modesty is the best policy.) But I wore it, and I liked it.  

And ever since the wedding, this poor J. Crew dress has been hanging in my closet. I tried it on recently and it was huge. I knew that I wouldn't be wearing it again so I decided to alter it into a skirt for Kate.

Kate was so excited to be able to help me make a skirt for her. I took out the zipper so that I would be able to use it on another project. Then I simply cut the length off the dress, including the amazing lining, and sewed an elastic in the waist.  

Kate put this outfit together all by herself. She is so independent.

It was such an easy project. And it was fun doing it with Kate.

Now the only problem I have is Jealousy.

I wish I had a skirt in that color!

(If you read this post on Tuesday I am sorry for the re-post. The entire content of the post disappeared. Now that is weird. So I tried to rewrite it.)


Katelyn Rattray said...

That color is great! I want a skirt in that color too, plus Kate is a beautiful little girl and it looks great on her!


- Katelyn

Anonymous said...

Great idea! She's a cutie.

Rob said...

Amazingly talented! And you got it done with your kids awake. I have to do all my sewing when they are asleep and my projects are not nearly as cool. -Diedre Gray
Ps. You are a very thoughtful wife. Good job on the redo.

Jamie said...

Aww I love her little pink and yellow outfit - great pictures!!

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dreaming en francais said...

Great idea, love that color!! Loving your blog xo


Fast Food Free Mama said...

New follower from weekend blog hop! I have enjoyed what I've read so far! Love the skirt!

AmberFaith said...

Hello! I'm follow you from the Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get the chance! Hope you have a great week! (:


momto8 said...

just beautiful.

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Jenny said...

Love it! Came out so good!!!

Following you from the blog hop!

Angie and Philip said...

I love your blog! I am following the blog hop and followed you via Facebook. Thanks for following back via Facebook.



Betty Wright said...

Adorable! Awesome reused design, too! Following you from the hop! http://www.gbedwright.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

so adorable! I love that whole outfit on her!

The Arizona Russums said...

you did such a great job. and your daughter is adorable!

Jill said...

What a great refashion - and AMAZING photos!!

Found you through Blog Hop till you drop!!
I’m following you now, and hope you’ll stop by and visit our blog sometime too!

Hespyhesp said...

Lovely skirt and gorgeous girl!

Kelly said...

the color is gorgeous. and your daughter looks super cute in her new skirt.

Mrs. Darcy said...

She is soooo adorable! Love the color combo of the pink/chartreuse!


Olivia said...

SO cute!!! You are a crafty lady, my friend! Getting back into sewing is on my to-do list! Your daughter is so beautiful and has impeccable style :)

MJCastleton said...

Fantastic photos!

Andrea Andrus said...

She is too beautiful!

Six Sisters said...

It turned out so cute!! Your daughter is beautiful. Love your blog!! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday to share more great ideas! -The Sisters