Project Run & Play: 2 wrongs making a right

Sometimes, we come across those rare cases where two wrongs do actually make a right.  In this case it was two skirts doing what they usually do when I try to sew for myself.  Flopping.  Belly flop style.

Skirt number one {in obvious need of ironing} was originally a dress purchased for $2.50 that was too short.  So naturally, I tried to fudge it into a skirt with little success and one wear to its name.

Skirt number two was the result of a more recent attempt at a tulle skirt for myself gone sour.  I made a few key mistakes {something about not measuring my body correctly and consequently being unable to pull the skirt up over my behind....ya...something like that}

So after spending some quality time at the back of my closet, these two skirts are making a second debut as:

A chambray shirt and a real tulle skirt.  Or two skirts trying to repent of previous wrong-doings.  I'm all about second chances.

Project Run & Play's Week Three Challenge was to use old or recycled materials to make something.  So what better way to help out a couple skirts down on their luck?

I thought the denim style skirt would make a perfect chambray style shirt for Lou.

When I finished sewing it, I felt like it was cute as it was and Lila liked it, but to increase wearabilty by 100000%, I painted some polka dots on it.

Talk about insta-love. :)  {By the by, please excuse Lila's robot face and hands on hip stance.  She was really into this pose....}

The tulle skirt stayed a tulle skirt with a huge revamp--it's smaller and better and all around cuter because

1}It fits her and 2}A four year old is pretty much cute wearing anything.

Nothing better then giving some sad old clothes some new life and not having to spend a dime whilest doing it, right?


  1. I just love this outfit! The polka dots on the shirt compliment the look so well! :D

  2. Okay.....that is really, really cute!!

  3. the whole outfit is lovely! Did that whole shirt come from the skirt? It had more fabric that it seemed!! Love the skirt too! I love this week's challenge. I also linked up;o) a recycled sweater! Emily@nap-timecreations.com

  4. This is great! I love the polka dots.

  5. Beth! Why have I never seen little Lila wearing this darling outfit? Perhaps it's because the child has too many clothes! Darling post!

  6. نقل عفش الدمام
    نقل عفش بالدمام
    ان اردت نقل عفش منزلك بالدمام ابيات الشرقية من اهم شركات نقل العفش بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والقطيف والاحساء


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