This week's Project Run & Play theme was an "Earth Day Challenge: Design an earth friendly children's outfit. You can do this by upcycling, using organic materials, or recycled materials." Very cool. Since my favorite thing to do besides use vintage pieces is to upcycle pieces into adorable clothes for my Bella-rella.
I made two other outfits. Super cute rompers, one from a man's dress shirt and one from a pair of ladies pants, but they looked AWFUL in photographs! Super cute in person, but total blah on camera. So, here is outfit number three, the Daddy's Little Girl dress!
It's made entirely out of a man's dress shirt I got at Goodwill for $2. Score! The front of the dress is made from the back of the shirt. The bodice is the shirt's yoke and the box pleat adds a little volume to the dress.
|ignore the backwards shoes...such a little goof|
The back of the dress is entirely made from the shirt's sleeves. I ADORE how it turned out! The buttons are still operational, which is great because untying those knots can get frustrating.
Of course she needs a little hair bling, so I paired up a couple of fabric flowers.
I hope you like my upcycled look! You can see more of this and other Project Run & Play outfits on my flikr photostream, cause I know you are dying to see them. Heehee. Off to nurse my broken finger, which DOES NOT like typing....but I bet it would like chocolate....hmmmm
She is definitely Daddy's Little Girl