Friday, April 9, 2010

A Refashion

I am so excited for Summer to come. I thought it was going to feel like winter forever! I was getting really tired of wearing my sweaters and long pants. I love it when it's warm. I may take that back when it gets to be 110 degrees, but I love the 75 degree weather we are having today.

I'm real excited to start making Sadie some summer dresses and skirts. I saw a pattern on-line for what I thought would make a cute dress for her, so I bought it. Then I found some really cute fresh summer fabric and went to it. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but was not impressed with the pattern or instructions at all. I feel like if I made it again, I could alter the pattern and make a cute dress for her, but the one I originally made was too short and too straight.

I didn't want to throw the dress out and waste the fabric I got, so I decided to refashion it into a pillow for my entry way bench. If I would make the pillow again, I would use larger ric rac and put piping around the edge of it, but overall I'm pretty happy with it and glad the fabric didn't go to waste.


  1. Cute, cute, and cute. I could imagine the dress if you made it (although the one you made isn't too bad. I still think it's cute. But I see what you mean about being too straight.) The pillow came out adorable. You're just so crafty!

  2. That is a great way to reuse something. I never had thought of a pillow but realized today we are painfully short on couch pillows, as in we only have 1!

  3. i love that you didn't waste any cute fabric and that you turned the little dress into a cute pillow! although i thought the dress was very cute too! : )