Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Make Kids Clothes Last Longer - A Refashion

My kid has a lot of clothes but she grows out of them so fast that they barely get worn. This makes me sad when I love an outfit she can no longer fit into. So I had an idea. Maybe I can refashion some of these things and make them last longer! I love NOT spending money on new kid clothes and I love refashioning so it seems like the perfect solution. We will start with this cute little number:

I love rompers!
I love this little romper and she only wore it about 3 times before she got too tall for it. So I decided it would make a great summer top! I started by cutting off the bottom where the leg holes and the crotch snaps are:

SNIP!
 Then I used pins to fold over the bottom to make a new hem:


Then I sewed that new hem down and ironed it when I was done:


It took me less than 10 minutes total to refashion this romper into a super cute summer top. Now we will get more use out of it!

Before and after!
I have many more kids clothes refashions coming soon! Check my blog here for this post and upcoming kids refashions!

4 comments:

Kathy W. said...

So smart!!!!!

jenny_o said...

Cute, and so useful. I wish I had thought about refashioning when my kids were little!

cfortin said...

Very cute and a great idea.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab

Lolo said...

Thanks everyone! I only wish I had thought of this when she was younger!