Maybe not the most practical refashion ever
For Baby

Alabama Studio Style #2 - Just Dovely

Whilst rummaging through my WIP pile yesterday I found this little girls dress which I started making about a year ago.  I stopped previously when I realised that it was wayyyy to big for Little Miss, and started to make a smaller version (blogged here).  Well I thought this would be another good entry for the BurdaStyle competition, so I attached the sleeves, and tried reverse applique with hand-stitching for the dove this time.

The thing I like about making my own clothes and refashioning is the ability to tell a story in the garment.  For example this dress is made from a pair of my favourite jeans which had died and the remnants of a quilt cover I made.  And the dove is symbolic as a memory of a loved one we lost a long time ago.

Up next on the sewing table....a pink blazer picked up from the op-shop for $8, I'm going to remove some length and perhaps add some cuffs to the sleeves.  It'd look good with the outfit I plan for a fancy dinner on Friday night, we'll see if I can be that motivated.

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