ok, just one more

Well for this week anyway. This is kind of becoming an obsession.

From this...


Into this.


I bought the tshirt from the opp shop because I liked the fabric, and intented turning it into a pair of tights for Isla, until I realised how easily it could become a dress. I just made a small hole in the neck band and threaded some elastic through and then stitched down both sides. It took all of about 10 minutes, including the trying on to make sure it was actually going to work and fit her.



She wore it yesterday on our outing to the doctor, yes, fun outing huh. They have both had a nasty cold/cough/conjunctivitis thing that seems to have gone on for almost a month now. We've all kind of had enough. They're both on antibiotics now, so lets hope in a few days we might all be feeling a little happier. I realised after taking this photo before we walked out the door that everything they were wearing was handmade!



These are the pants Isla is wearing, which were freshly made this week too. I used this pattern which I bought some time ago and have made a few pairs of already. The pattern is designed for stretch fabric, but I decided to try it out with woven fabric, crossing my fingers that it would work. I used a corduroy fabric for the gusset that was a bit stretchy, which made it work ok. The main fabric is a very dark blue hemp that my mum gave to me a while ago, it has a nice weight to it, it reminds me of a heavy linen.



And do you recognise Liam's top? It's from my last post :)
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11 comments

Seaside Siblings said...

Isn't it a lovely feeling when you realise your kids are dressed head to toe in things you have made them. Loving the monkey pants, have been eyeing up this pattern for a while. The upcycled dress looks great too.

gabrielle said...

love the wee dress, I got that pants pattern about a month ago too and have made about 6 pairs so far, they are great for cloth nappies I've found

BellaBree said...

awesome Hana!! so clever! I have exactly 4 pairs of pants cut out for Micah....and REALLy need to get them sewn up while he'll still fit them - grr

Stella said...

It's amazing how many lovely clothing items can be made from cast-offs isn't it? My Ma came around today and whipped up some amazing things out of a couple of old jerseys... I could really learn a thing or two from you both! Perhaps I need to build a better relationship with my machine first though...

Raggedy Sana said...

great dress, what a good eye you have for the simple changes, to great effect. you must have felt brilliant realising your kids wore handmade everything! Bravo

Donna T said...

OK OK OK, we get the fact that you are way too clever and talented!! They are all such gorgeous outfits and I love them all, especially the dress conversion that is way cool. Well done AGAIN Hanna. Hope the children are on the mend it is the season for bugs and yukky things. Take care xx

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

I came across your lovely blog just today. Your children are so sweet and I love what you make for them. Your photos are so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Frith said...

Your kids need a trampoline, they are always jumping on your bed!
Love Islas dress, looks so comfy too!

Kristin said...

definately the season for icky bugs. Finney's just got over a yucky cold/ear infection nimself thanks to a hefty dose of antibiotics. And I love all these recycled clothes, very inspiring!

little grubs said...

Love all the recycling/refashioning going on at your house!!!! I did my first last week but no-one will wear it! x

Angela Noelle of Striking Keys said...

Impressive! And beautiful photography to boot. You make me sick. :P