Thursday, July 2, 2009

Old Jeans Upcycled

After clearing out some space in the girls dresser drawers, I found too many jeans that were either to short or had holes in the knees. Since our weather has been so beautiful, all the girls want to wear are skirts anyways, so I got busy. By using the top part of the jeans and adding fabric ruffles, they got something new and cute to wear!
Grand Revival Design fabrics for Free Spirit are wonderful to sew with - the two fabrics I used are from the Ava Rose collection designed by Tanya Whelan.
I didn't have to ask twice - Daphne was more than happy to model her new skirt and smocked top. What the girls love best, is how great the skirts are for twirling!

14 comments:

vintage at heart said...

So adorable!!!! You are so smart and inventive!!!

My Shabby Roses said...

That skirt turned out so cute! Daphne looks so sweet in her new little skirt. I just love Grand Revival's fabrics, the colors are fabulous!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a great idea. Daphne looks so cute - modelling her new outfit
Alison

LiLi M. said...
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LiLi M. said...

We have a saying that a donkey only hurts himself by the same stone once, but I make that same mistake one more time, sorry!
I just wanted to tell you Karoline that you did a great job! Your daughter Daphne looks like a professional model, please tell her that. She reminds me of my daughter who is 15 and a half already. Ooh time goes too fast! Have a great weekend twirling with the girls!

Rachel Knoblich said...

Now only if I had a girl! Great idea!

Lori said...

Daphne is the most adorable model on the planet, love the hand on the hip pose! Kim, you have such special girls, I wish I was younger and had little dolls like yours! Now about that skirt..I WANT ONE TOO! Yes, a grow woman skirt with ruffles galore!!! Oh if ya ever want to go big hon, I'll send you my pants!! i love the skirt! beautiful job, and have a happy fourth with your precious family!! Lori

Lori said...

Oops, don't ask me why I said kim?? Sorry Karoline!! Lori

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Those are so cute, and so is Daphne!
:)
~Becca~

its so very cheri said...

GIVE AWAY will be posted by tomorrow morning-there's a peak preview of one of the items-go check it out and send everyone over to get their names in Monday morning.
Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Auntie Joy said...

How pretty she is and her skirt too!!
Wish I had one, well actually I wish I had both!!
Hope to see you at Expo!
JOY!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Adorable! Both the skirt and your cutie!

Blessings,
Spencer

Jennifer Paganelli said...

adorable!!!

vikki said...

Genius. I love how the younger generation is now do the upcycle. I did that for my daughter years ago, she is 35.