Up-cycling cute children’s clothes to adult’s clothing

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up-cycling clothing

“Up-cycling” maybe a new word, but the concept has been around for generations. Up-cycling clothes, especially cute children’s clothes to adult’s clothing, are a great way to wear them again!

When I was somewhere around six years old, I saw this adorable stretch knit dress and my mother bought it for me.  I was so fond of it that I saved it for many years.  At last I found a way to wear the pretty print again.

up-cycling clothing

I cut the front out, turned under the edges and corners and whip-stitched it onto a plain gray t-shirt. Then I cut the little cuffs from the skirt to edge the sleeves. It was a fun little project that I worked up quickly and did not take any pains with it.

I knew the perfectionist would examine the shirt and see if I centered the picture and turned under all the corners equally, but for once, I did not care. Sure enough, the shirt was brought under scrutiny and a doubtful voice asked if I had turned the corners under equally. “Nope,” I answered cheerfully. “I didn’t even try.” The kitty is so pretty it should catch anyone’s attention. If someone notices the picture is not perfectly sewed on, I really do not think they are not enjoying the cute kitty as much as they should.

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