Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Making clothes last longer

Having been inspired by the amazing work of Disney over at Ruffles and Stuff, I decided to have a go at making Daughter's clothes last longer. Because this is a crafty sort of post, I originally put it on my other blog, however, it's a baby thing too so have decided to repost here.

I love the fabric of this little suit - it really appeals to the day-dreamy side of me, all castles turning into hats and cloud elephants and such.

To keep it wearable I needed to increase the length, and did so - weirdly - by cutting bits off.I trimmed away the bottom fastenings and the sleeves to create...

...this. Because the fabric is a stretch jersey, I could have just left this as it is and the little t-shirt wouldn't have frayed, but as I had some  lace, I decided to add this to the edges to neaten things up...


So there you go. If you like this tutorial, then please let me know.I've got other ideas for stretching out the wear of baby clothes, and I'd love to share them if you're interested.

Do you have any suggestions for how to make clothes last?

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