DIY – Toddler Skirt from a Wool Sweater – UPCYCLE!

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After all my whining and complaining about sewing, I thought I’d share with you the results.


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Ignore the model, in her world camera = scowl! I made the skirt from a thrift-shop lambswool sweater that I felted. I used the same felted wool to applique the puppy on to an inexpensive white tee from Old Navy.

I didn’t use a pattern, but I did loosely follow the instructions for this skirt here: Oliver + S lazy daze skirt. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. As long as you don’t take a close look at the seams, it is quite presentable.

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Here is one where she is actually smiling. Surprisingly enough, she actually quite liked the outfit. She was a wee bit miffed that I sewed the dog onto her shirt. I think she thought she was getting a stuffy. OOPS!

Any other ideas for the recycled wool? I’d love any links, tips and/or ideas.

MK xo
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Hannah · February 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Oh, this is SO CUTE!! You are very clever! Miss Georgia looks pretty happy in that second photo, and I’m glad she liked her new outfit. LOL at the stuffed toy comment – you may have to make a “matching” one, perhaps?

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Nautical Decor · February 9, 2009 at 1:16 pm

WoW! this is really cute and I was really impressed. You are very creative.

lucy · February 9, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Ta-da is right… how awesome is this outfit. Way to go you.

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debbie · February 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm

How adorable. And there is a great smile!

Jenn B · February 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm

wow! that is AWESOME & i am 100% inspired. definitely going to steal that exact idea (ok..might not go so far as the puppy…we’ll see…). ;)

looking forward to ideas if anyone has felted wool suggestions. (i’ve heard of purses & cloth diaper covers/pants, but that’s all)

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Cindi · February 9, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I noticed the puppy on the shirt! That is why she is smiling. You did a great job of upcycling the adorable outfit! I love it. Way to go…..

Naomi · February 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Super cute! And I can’t believe you caught Georgia smiling… way to go!!!

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Madeline · February 9, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Oh, how cute!! Georgia looks adorable!

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Andrea · February 9, 2009 at 7:01 pm

You sewed that? And without a pattern…yep, I’m impressed! I need some sewing skills like that! :) Good work mama!

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outside voice · February 9, 2009 at 7:16 pm

You are AMAZING!!! That is so cute…muy impressivo, my bloggy friend. And Georgia looks adorable in both pics.

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Auntie Gayle · February 9, 2009 at 11:04 pm

It is adorable and looks even better in real life! Another hidden talent!

Family relationship advice - sixwise · February 10, 2009 at 12:48 am

Wow that was amazing. I like the skirt and the dog. You have the talent.
And by the way your model is so adorable.

Ashley · February 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm

That is super cute! You should market them…I’d buy matching ones for my girls.

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One Scrappy Gal · February 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm

OOoh I dare say you did a FANTASTIC job!!

Way to go!! :)

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lilly · February 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Oh so cute I love your blog!! Little missy is so cute and I have to agree with all the other bloggers you are very talented and creative I wish I had that hidden talent!!!

Jessica J. Bartell · January 11, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Thanks for your post. Its really amazing. This idea will help all the moms to make their child happy with their new fancy dress specially made by their mother. Also we can reuse our dress in new varieties. Am damn sure that all the ladies will surely like this..

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