Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Favourite Dress Turned Skirt For Milla



This productiveness is the result of having our dining table back and an email which inspired me to make the most of my time. I've started to recognise moments in my week where I do have time to myself but instead waste it thinking I have so much to do, or, I don't have enough time. Instead, I'm trying to turn that into I may as well get started on something now and its working so far! 

I made this little twirly skirt for Milla while Mr Moo was at indoor cricket, and then fixed it up the next morning after Milla tried it on and went back down for a nap, which is exactly what I did when I made her pleated skirt last week. 

Infact, I made this skirt out of my absolutely favourite dress. It's two years old and I have had many wonderful memories in this dress. I love the way I feel in it. Sadly, while I attempted to wear it this summer despite the fact that its not breastfeeding friendly, I broke the zip and ripped the dress down the front. O-oh! 


This hung sadly in my closet for months until I finally decided that I could turn it into a skirt for Milla Moo! 

I must say, she looks adorable in red. I'm sure you agree ;)

However, I am most upset. As soon as I cut into it I realised I could have just cut the top half off and turned it into a skirt for me! Oh well, live and learn huh. I'm a beginner after all! 


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Have you been making anything this week? Have you ever cut into anything to change it and go "O-Oh!"?

17 comments:

  1. Such a pretty dress! It's so nice to be able to refashion things like that! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Jill! It is SO. ADDICTIVE!!

      I now have a little pile of clothes I was going to donate, but instead I'm going to do something else with them! :) Yay

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  2. Oh no, that is my biggest sewing fear and the reason that I didn't dare to make clothes for myself for AGES! Such a cute skirt on Milla though, watch out, making clothes for your children is a bit addictive!

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    1. TOO addictive!!

      You only live once huh ;)

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  3. Oh no! Shame about the dress, it was gorgeous.
    Start sewing for you now Soph!

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    1. Thank you! Feeling so nostalgic looking at that photo! :)

      I NEED TO! Ideas for beginner sewers? Did you mention something about a pattern for me? Or did I dream that?

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  4. You'll just have to make Milla a few more things out of it so that you can keep enjoying seeing it! Maybe make some things a bit bigger so that when she grows out of one, she's got another to go into?

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    1. thanks Jess! Theres a little bit of fabric left to do something with, I was considering a matching head band too!?

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  5. Noooo I loved that dress on you!! but yay for re-purposing. It lives on!

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    1. I KNOW. I almost cried when I ripped it!! I tried to fix it, but the magic was lost.

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  6. This is SO sweet! I'm a brand new-comer to your blog :) And inspired by people who can sew beautiful things for their children...I just checked out the pleated skirt...cute! One day soon I'd love to be sewing too! Your little Milla is gorgeous. I really like her name :)

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  7. So sad when you have to say goodbye to a special wardrobe friend, but lovely that now your wee girl will get to rock it too! Well done. Maybe you could try make a purse for your handbag if you have any scraps left over? Then you can have a little physical memory of your great dress to take with you.

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    1. BRILLIANT!! Best. Suggestion. EVER! I'm doing it.

      Thanks Naomi! xx

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  8. It does look great on your little one....have spent a bi of time refashioning some of my own wardrobe lately and it is trail and error....I am sure you will find something else to refashion for yourself. xx

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