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Making Them Last A Little Longer

With it being Earth Day I thought an upcycled  project would be appropriate.
I have had this little pair of gauchos in my "Do Something With This" pile for a long while now.
Aiyanna wore these when she was about 18 months old through last summer.
By the end of last summer the snap crotch kept coming unsnapped.
 They are size 12-18 months but because she has such a tiny waist they still fit her in the waist.
I loved these and knew I could do something to make them last a little longer. I love the outcome!
Check out the before and after photos

Here's how I turned them into a skirt:

First I cut the snaps out of the crotch. front and back.

Next I folded them as pictured above. Then I cut them so it was a straight line from the zipper down to the hem.
When you unfold them you will have a upside down v cut.

Next I laid the skirt over a piece of scrap sheets and marked the opening on the sheet.

Now you are going to cut about 1/2" outside the line you drew.

Cut pieces of crochet trim so they fit the length of the fabric scrap.

Sew the crochet trim to the triangle fabric.

As you can see there is extra hanging out past the fabric.
Cut the extra off.

Now it should look like this.

Next pin it to the gauchos so it fits in the inverted v as pictured above.

Sew. I sewed two lines to make ot match the hem.

Now she has a pretty skirt for this spring and summer!

Did you notice the mischevious look Aiyanna has in this picture?
Makes me wonder what she's thinking, LOL


Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. oh my goodness!!

This would be a great way to use those jeans that have ripped out knees (especially the ones that rip out within 3 weeks of buying the jeans ;( This is a great idea for Earth Day (or any day!)

Tina said...

That skirt is awesome! Too bad my daughter will only wear yoga type pants. A skirt like this would look great on her.

Sommer said...

Oh I've seen this done before! And my girls are so into skirts these days I don't know why I haven't made some. I get side tracked easily *Squirel* haha. I'd like to invite you to share this at my VIP party this weekend. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-12.html

Blissful & Domestic said...

This is to cute. I love the lace detail

Michelle from Fun On A Dime said...

Really cute! Great job!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

A cute twist on the skirt by adding ruffled lace to the opening. Your daughter is adorable :)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

What a brilliant idea! I love the way the crochet trim looks. Very girly. Nice work!
Gwenny Penny

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)