My secret fabric stash… my closet!

Sometimes when I can’t find the perfect color fabric in a store, or maybe the right weight for a project I raid my secret stash – my own closet (sometime’s even my husbands).  When you’re sewing for kids and don’t need a huge amount of fabric you would be amazed at how many things can be recycled that you might not be using anymore, or have already moved into a donation pile.  I don’t think we have donated an old t-shirt of hubby’s in forever; I always set them in a pile to refashion for the kids.

Here’s a few i’ve done recently and you’d never be the wiser….

This was a men’s solid tee that was the perfect color for a new summer tank for Miss R.

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Lacy Tank Pattern by Greenstyle Creations

I gave an old knit dress new life with this cute shirt pattern I was testing this week for Winter Wear Designs.  PS… its awesome!! and being released tomorrow, so keep an eye out!

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Shirt pattern by Winter Wear Designs

I even reused a pair of old jeans to make some pants for my little guy.  I couldn’t find the perfect denim at the store so checked my pile of what didn’t fit anymore and voila!  It was the right color and even better… FREE!

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Captain Comfort Pants pattern by Patterns for Pirates

What have you recycled for your kids clothing? (or even something for yourself)  I’d love for you to share – link up in the comments!!

Kids Clothes Week – Wild Things

I’m super excited to be participating in Kids Clothes Week for Pattern Revolution today.

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The theme this week is Wild Things so head over to the PR blog and check out my inspired outfit that of course includes a bit of Ry’s flair! There’s even an extra surprise dis out from Greenstyle Creations!

I mean, really, who doesn’t plan for a “wild thing hunt”, photo shoot in the woods armed with stylin’ glasses, a purse and gold sandals!!!

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Just stopping by to say hello!

We had such a crazy month of March with spring break and some things around the house and so far April is proving to be just as hectic.  Mike umpires high school baseball so just when it feels like life isn’t TOO overwhelming, I transition to a single parent for 3/4 days a week… ahhhh!  Coupling that with a sweet baby that doesn’t think he needs to sleep makes for ONE.TIRED.MAMA.

IMG_3697(Lap Neck Tee from Brindille & Twig, fabric from Backstitch Designs)

Amongst all that I am still trying to find a little time to sew here and there.  I have a fabulous tutorial i’m dying to share, I just need to get a few last things written and i’ve been testing a few great patterns for summer!

IMG_3796-2(Skip Along Skort from Peek A Boo Patterns, fabric from Fabric Stache)

Since I made my resolution to blog weekly (and clearly have already failed) I wanted to at least check in and say hi!

IMG_3812(The Tybee Tank and Dress from LilyGiggle, fabric from Knitorious Fabric)

Hope you all have a fabulous week!!  I promise i’ll be back more regularly soon!!