Monday, 23 July 2012

Magpie Monday - Tutti Fruiti

Last week I spotted this cute little vintage kids dress hanging forlornly amongst the slogan emblazoned children's T shirts and Dora the Explorer pyjamas.



The bold retro fruity print really struck me, but as a size 18months dress, it was never going to fit my 4 year old!  Nevertheless, I handed over my £2 and brought it home.



Quick-unpick at the ready, I took the dress apart, whizzed up a simple channel at the waist, popped some elastic in and hey-presto Ruby has a new twirly whirly skirt.


She also commandeered the vintage green shades I'd bought for myself for a quid.  What do you reckon, does she look cool or what?  She certainly thinks so - little poser!


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Me and My Shadow



30 comments:

  1. Excellent - she looks great! xx

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    1. LOL she thinks she's the bees knees!

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  2. Love it, she looks gorgeous!
    Maria x

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  3. Ohhh it is gorgeous! She looks beautiful! Well done for some excellent spotting and stitching!

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  4. This is gorgeous, she certainly looks the part too - she'll be rocking full vintage garb before you know it!

    Jem xXx

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  5. She looks totally awsome! Love what you did with the dress. Clever! X

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  6. Loving the cool shades and skirt combo! x

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    1. Wish I could get the shades back off her! x

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  7. What a great idea to alter it to fit your daughter! And that's why knowing how to sew is awesome :)

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    1. Well i'm o expert, but it was easy! x

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  8. She looks adorable! I love the skirt. What a great makeover of the dress!

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  9. Ohhhh I wish I found things like that in our charity shops - it's all last years Primark round here! Beautiful dress, what a great idea - I really need to do a dressmaking course rather than keep bodging things together. Lovely!

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    1. What do you mean? Bodging is all I do, works alright for me! x

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  10. She is simply adorable! Love it!

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  11. Aw what a gorgeous dress-really love what you did with it. So pretty :)

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  12. whip up a skirt, wish I had your skills! xx

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  13. Such a beautiful dress, and you are SO CLEVER! Sorry I've been absent from Magpie Monday of late, will get back to it soon, don't worry - I've cleared out so much of late it's about time I started stocking up on tat again :)

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  14. lovely dress - it looks fantastic on the cute little girl

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  15. That was genius of you. Such a gorgeous dress. I kind of hope that, one day, I'll have a little girl to dress up in cute finds such as this! xx

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