First of all thank you so much for all the comments on yesterday's blog about my clothing hoard. There was some very useful advice, so watch this space as I continue with my de-cluttering journey. As an antidote to last night's post and to try and redeem myself somewhat, I thought I would show you what I have been making..... more sweet little dresses.
Two in pink.....
The pattern I used was lovely - very straightforward.
The pink dresses were made from a charity shop duvet cover (carefully washed) which cost me £3. There is still enough material for another 2 dresses. The bias binding cost £1.99 from J*** L*w*s - enough for 2 dresses. The buttons are from my stash and I had the thread. The appliqués were made from scraps from my box and I also had a very old piece of iron-on interfacing. Total cost £1.75 each. I have since discovered that my local haberdashers sells bias binding for 40 pence a metre so I shall be buying it there in future, especially as the binding cost me more than the dress fabric!
The other dresses cost the same £1.75 each. These are age 6-12 months and at this size you can get 4 dresses out of a single duvet cover. The pinafore I made for Pumpkin a while ago was larger (age 7) and you could get two of these out of a single duvet cover - cost for material about £1.50. Given the price of material in the UK right now, I think this is a great way to make childrens' clothes and to save at the same time.
Do you up-cycle?
I'd love to know what.............
Love Mrs Thrifty