It’s inspiration Sunday and I’m inspired by a hand-me-down worn-out dress.
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My nine-year-old daughter has been going through her fall clothes and discovering that almost everything is too small. Clearly she’s grown a little bit since last year, and we need to go shopping!
But before I go out and buy her a bunch of clothes, I need to figure out what exactly she likes to wear, as any mother knows, kids’ tastes tend to change from year-to-year. Lately, my girls have been telling me that they can’t wear anything too restrictive because it prevents them from participating in PE to the fullest extent. So, straight denim skirts, for example, are O-U-T. My girls’ go-to outfits these days are leggings with soft or full skirts or leggings with tunics/short, sporty dresses.
When I was going through Adelaide’s closet I discovered a dress that she inherited from one of her cousins. This cousin is about 12 years older than her so the dress is clearly past it’s prime. Plus the dress doesn’t fit her very well either. The tank top is kind of stretched out and the fabric is balling a little bit. But the red skirt portion looks okay – plus it has pockets – huge bonus.
So here’s what I’m thinking: my plan is to cut the skirt portion off the dress and turn it in to a simple skirt. Then I will add some fantastic appliqué on the front. I am already envisioning this will be one of my daughter’s favs, and I am so excited to get started! Stay tuned to see the results.