Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Create | Upcycle & Alter


We are getting family pictures taken on Friday, so I've been trying to put outfits together. Bruno has been the toughest to figure out because we don't have a lot of clothes for him since he's so much bigger than Seb was at this age. I did find this cute pair of pants that fit him, but I didn't care for the wide leg, and for that reason Seb never even wore them but once. I've been meaning to try to alter the leg for ages, but I'm finally getting around to it now that the pressure's on. I simply turned the pants inside out, sewed a line (started by marking it, though!) starting from the base of the pockets at the outer seam of the legs, and ran it straight down to the leg opening so that it ended about an inch or so in from the original outer seam. I then trimmed off the original seam. Just google it and you'll find tons of tutorials to reference.

Our pictures are scheduled for 7:30 a.m., which means that even if it's going to be 80 degrees later that day, it will be pretty chilly in the morning. So of course, the boys needed hats to wear! I tore my closet apart yesterday and fortuitously found a sweater that is really annoying for a number of reasons and decided that it would be better used for some hats. The ribbing at the bottom is lovely and wide, and the color was perfect to match both of the boy's outfits. This one is Seb's, and needs altered slightly. I'm going to make one for Bruno tomorrow.

I love that I was able to take two things that had potential but weren't useful, and make them great additions to Seb and Bruno's wardrobe. This was my first time altering and upcycling. Have you ever done either?

6 comments:

  1. I'm working on making one of those hooked tee shirt rugs that were all over Pinterest a few months ago. It ends up taking a TON of fabric, but it does end up very, very fluffy.

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    1. ooo that's awesome! you must share when it's finished! it feels good to put pinterest to good use, doesn't it?

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  2. FAMILY PHOTOS! I can't wait to see them!

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    1. gosh i know! can't wait to share them!

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  3. Great job Mary! I been wanting to do some fun sweater upcycling, but here in Florida I don't own very many.
    I love rehabing items.

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