spring bulbs and garage sales

I LOVE LOVE LOVE garage sales! It's still a little cold, but they are occasionally starting to pop up around the neighborhoods, much like the spring bulbs. I happened upon a garage sale on Friday where I picked up a few lovely things that I knew I could refashion. The first thing I started on was this size XL shirt that was too darn cute to pass up for fifty cents!

I loved the detail on the front and the cute little cap sleeves. I knew it would make the perfect spring dress for my daughter.
I ended up cutting the sleeves off to salvage those, then used a dress from my daughter's closet as a pattern to cut the shirt smaller to fit her, sewed up my seams and there you have it. The dress would have taken me about 15 minutes if I could have figured out how to put the sleeves on, but I am not the most spatially aware person and had to walk away from it a few times so I could figure it out. As soon as I was resigned to wait for my more spatially aware (engineer) husband, I figured it out! If you look closely though, I managed to sew the sleeves inside out. Minor details that I am o.k. with...at that point, I was happy to be done with it.

I think it turned out pretty cute. Can you believe my daffodils have already bloomed?! And check out that azalea bush in the picture above? I love spring flowers!


Anne said...

Love the dress! Our crocuses just bloomed, which mean springtime yard sales are just around the corner. I can't wait!!

Andrea Hardman said...

I love saling! What a find. She looks adorable in her new dress.

Kaysi said...

That is super cute! I love garage sales too and so excited for the things I can find

Rebekah said...

Adorable! And it looks comfy :] Great job, it looks professional!

Cindy said...

That turned out super cute! Good for you to be able to do that!

Unknown said...

This is so fantastic!
If you're interested, we have a Friday Fun Find party... we'd love it if you'd link up!

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