Reconstructed clothes.

Sarah - posted on 09/12/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have just discovered the art of reconstructing clothes and I am hooked! I was thrilled to find a beautiful sweater (that was too small for me) at the thrift store for $2 and then turn it into a sweater dress that my daughter loves! I am terrible at finishing sewing projects that are started from scratch and working with flimsy pattern paper, but since half the job was already done for me, this one only took about an hour. Save time and money, be creative and green, and make a better fitting garment than off the rack, why have we not been taught this? Has anyone else done this? I've also seen examples of pillowcase dresses and dresses made from mens shirts. Any other suggestions?

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Ashley - posted on 06/15/2010

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What a great idea! I have been taking in my daughters longsleeve, longpants winter pajama sets and turning them into short sleeved, shorts summer pajama sets. This way she gets to keep the pajamas she loves without them being too tight at the ankle and the wrist and it saved me from buying her all new sets of pj's! I love reconstructing clothes :)

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Katrina - posted on 08/02/2010

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i love op shopping and turning clothes into masterpieces for my three children, though I think my best ever invention was getting my husbands old socks and turning them into little jumpers for 5 puppies that I was fostering as they were cold.

Anne - posted on 09/16/2009

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When I was about 6 my mother was given 2 kenmore wool blankets. They were sort of red in color. (I am 54 so it was a LONG TIME AGO) She made my 9 year old sister and i coats and matching hats. With out a pattern. She was a milliner by profession. These coats were worn by: My older sister wore the larger coat. Myself and 2 nieces wore both of the coats. Mom altered the arm length and hems as needed and tightened the buttons.

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