I started with....
one of Em's t-shirts, an old stained onesie, and a piece of white leftover quilting fabric. I was pretty pumped about this one because the tag was still on the shirt---$1.50 from Children's Place Outlet. The shirt was cute, but nothing we could not live without.
I like it better all ruffled up. This was by far the easiest transformation so far. AND it would have only taken about an hour, but I had a few problems. First, I sewed the skirt on inside out--bummer. Then I kept running out of white ruffles. I used EVERY spare ounce of fabric on the onesie in order to get two full ruffles. I could have just used some more of the fabric from the skirt, but I wanted it to be t-shirt material like the blue stripe. So for $1.50 I got rid of a junky onesie, cleared out some useless fabric and got a darn cute little dress. Em was asleep already when I finished, so I just have to imagine her cute little piggy tails sticking out of the top:)
My next Re-fashion idea came from this wonderful blog--Sew Much Ado. She has a tutorial to make a SIMPLE cute little girls skirt out of an old t-shirt. Trust me---THIS IS EASY!!! When I saw this tutorial I said...
"Husband---can you go through your t-shirts and give me the ones that you don't wear anymore??" (simple enough request--right?) Well after another try and some eye rolling--by both of us--I decided to check out my own closet. I struck out and then headed out to my GoodWill box. I found this tank top and thought I had struck gold. It was perfect for what I wanted.
I used this tutorial to make this old wal-mart shirt into a cute little skirt for Em. I am not sure when she is going to wear all of these new things, but oh well:)
Obviously no ruffles on this one, but I still kinda love it. It was SUPER simple and took MAYBE 20 minutes. And on top of all of that---IT WAS FREE!!! Can't beat Cute---unless you have Cute AND Free ♥