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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Time With the Zs and some Upcycling

I have had a house full of company for the past two weeks. Two of which are my sweet little granddaughters, Zoey and Zaphren. They are so cute and full of sweet mischief.

My Mom is also visiting and the Zs love her. Granny Jo.
I took everyone yardsaling today and we bought some clothes for me to upcycle for Zoey since we found lots of clothes for Zaphren and not much for Zoey. Of course I got too excited and cut up the dress before I thought to take a before picture. Darn. But this was a ladies denim dress that we paid $2 for. See how cute it turned out with a bit of new fabric!

Then I went to my closet and pulled out a sweater I had never worn. Just didn't like it after buying it. I know that never happens to you, right?
Now the finished product, it is a bit big so she can wear it for awhile.

Isn't she just the sweetest little model. She was so excited to have two new dresses in one day! Now for one more.
This is the before.

Now the after. She is set for some cold weather now. Not the 90+ it has been here. I am missing the girls now, they have all gone.

Linking to:
Sew and Tell Saturday


  1. What a talented seamstress you are! Love your transformations.


  2. Those are really cute. The denim dress is especially darling with the ruffle print trim!

  3. Thanks guys, My Zs left today, it is going to be so quiet without them.

  4. Aaaah! Aren't they cute?!! Those sweater-dresses are a great idea. You sound like a LOVELY grandmother.

    Thank you so much for joining my Summer Loving link party!


  5. I am so happy the recycling is the "in" thing to do these days as there are so many ways to reuse and refashion! The little denim is darling!

  6. I too am happy that recycling and upcycling is the "in" thing, I have done it as long as I can remember but my children were a bit embarrased of Mom, so now I guess I am "Cool."

  7. This is so cute,thanks for sharing!