Spring Line

15 May

Jared and I went and looked at a possible church job up North while my mom and my grandma took care of the girlies.  Bless them both.  Before and after our little excursion up north Jared and I stopped at whatever thrift stores we could get our hands on.  We love thrifting but it has lost some of its pure “fun” because most of the time we are wrestling with our kids.  While in the store we are trying to have them not put gross who knows where that was last toys into their mouths, take off their shoes, and hide in the clothes racks– to name a few.

It was such a wonderful experience to be able to leisurely walk through a thrift store at our own pace.  Slowly gaze past the many piles of crap and sift through shelves of books.  It was amazing.

So through our relaxed thrifting experiences over the weekend, we were able to attain some pretty nice finds.  The pride of Jared’s searching were a Pendlton wool jacket for $3 and a pretty sweet local Brewery shirt we had seen at the actual brewery earlier for $22, he paid $1.50.  The pride of my shopping experience were some shirts that I will be transforming into Aleah’s Spring Line of fashionable outfits =)

Well, at least I hope they will be fashionable.

Here are the shirts that I bought and will be making into dresses for Aleah.

Here is a picture of the first dress I made.  Pictures of it are in the previous post but I thought I would show a full picture of it so you might be able to see it a bit better.

Flowers like these are everywhere and they are easy to make.  After adjusting the shirt so it would fit Aleah there was some purple fabric left over.  I twirled the extra strip of fabric and some tulle together and then sewed it together by hand.  After I had the flower just right I hand sewed the flower to the dress.  The bottom of the dress has tulle woven in and out of about a dozen holes I made.  After weaving it through the shirt I simply sewed the tulle together and made sure the sewed part stays on the inside of the dress.

4 Responses to “Spring Line”

  1. Tonia May 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    i wear that Pendlton jacket every day!!!! thanks again!!!

    • Caitlyn May 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

      I am so glad that it fits you! it was just a tad too small for the likes of us

  2. Cheri May 17, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    Looks like some great finds, Caitlyn!

    I saw this post and thought of you. The girls are a wee bit small to do this yet, but I can see you and your mom and sisters going to town on this:


    • Caitlyn May 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

      ooooo! thanks for the link Cheri! Aleah would love to do paint on some fabric for sure. I would only like the craft if we could do it outside with smocks on though =) I will have to try that out this summer, thanks

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