Welcome to the start of week three of Operation Project $0.. you can catch up on all the other posts bu scrolling down through them and clicking 'older' over and over and over, or you can go tot he original Post for this year HERE and find all the links at the bottom ;o)
- Learn, Choose, Change made this adorable back to school outfit for her daughter - each one of those pandas was taken form an old T-shirt and Appliqued on...you can read the whole post on her blog http://learnchoosechange.blogspot.com/2013/09/just-sew-operation-project-0.html
- Spurofthemoment linked up this great sweater upcycle - I love making new sweaters out of old ones, especially when you get to keep the great knit details like original hems and cuffs!
- Pam shared this great dress re-creation on her blog Threading My Way http://www.threadingmyway.com/2013/01/dress-refashion.html
- And I just love these Boba Fett inspired pants that my girl Max created for her son, you can see all the detials of his $0 pants here http://www.max-california.com/2013/05/kaminokid.html
Next...did you see my sweet little Wolfie sew along with Project Run and Play - well guess what ... it was an upcycle!!! Yep, that gorgeous grey wool was from an old skirt, the white corduroy was leftovers from a project my mom did when my brother was in high school (umm we're talking over 10 years ago!). The buttons were once again from my button jar... and the black bias tape - well I don't have any black cotton in my stash... so that is the selvage edge of some black eyelet (ok technically no longer 'bias' tape and the reason it doesn't lay quite perfectly, but hey - you work with what you've got!) You can see more pictures HERE.
And then there are my $1 pants.... gasp - I know... I SPENT MONEY ON FABRIC! Yes, I know it seems rather scandalous. But I found this great stretch pinstripe jean fabric at Walmart this summer for $1 a yard... I couldn't leave it there. I bought a few yards and am now wishing I had bought the whole bolt!!! I used the free Small Fry Skinny Jeans pattern from Titchy Threads (size 2T only). So, free pattern and a little less than a yard of fabric = $1 pants! *As much as I want to encourage people to use what they have or can re-purpose, I also want to show that sewing doesn't have to be expensive if you watch for those perfect steals!
Now this is the end of seeing GIRL things from me in this season (or at least until the end...). This week I am sewing for my BOYS ONLY! But, I wont have those projects to share with you until next week. So, in the meantime keep coming back to show some love to the awesome guest posters we have lined up for the week!
And keep adding those pictures to the Flickr group, I'll feature more next week!!!