Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Link Party #19 and Two Way Clothes for a Little Girl (From Men's Boxer)

A few posts ago, I wrote about how I bought several items by Liberty of London at Target at a great deal. My motive was to use the fabrics. I have been thinking about what things to make, and finally started working on them last week. The first item that I finished is Rachel's tunic/skirt made from men's boxer.

The idea came to me at night and I couldn't wait to start. I started working on it right away. That is why I don't have pictures for a tutorial (I take picture's in natural light).

The boxer I bought was XL, and it was $1.25! Isn't that an awesome deal or what? Basically, I just made a skirt out of it, and I also added shoulder straps so she could wear it as a tunic. When I want her to wear it as a skirt I fold the straps in.

She really likes it (them?).

as a skirt...


and as a tunic...




She was dancing in the wind for a while. Because I think its color is perfect for the coming season to cordinate with other things she already has. I know I stretched the $1.25 pretty well. :)

Now, it is your turn to show me what you did this week! The rules are as usual:

1. Please post something YOU made. It doesn't matter if it is crochet, quilt, clothing, anything would be fine. I want to see it! If you use someone's idea or patterns please give them the rightful credit.

2. Link to your specific post, that way it is easier for everybody to find and read it.

3. Please grab the "Tea Rose Home" grab button, and link back from your post. If you can mention the party in your post or place the button on your side bar, that would be great! I want more people to have a chance to come and show off their creation.





Let's party!

16 comments:

  1. I love that idea! The colors are perfect for fall, too.

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  2. Sachiko, You AMAZE me!! I love love love what you did with a pair of boxer shorts. I've never seen any with a cool print like that! What a lucky little girl to have a new fall top!

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  3. Very cute idea. And I love her boots.

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  4. I love that so much! I can't believe you used boxers to make it. Genious. I know I'm gonna start checking out the men's sales now too.

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  5. I don't have anything to post this week, but that is a GREAT idea!
    Oliver + S has a free pattern download for a similar skirt, and it would be so easy to turn that into a tunic. Love it!

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  6. What a great idea! I have seen so many cute boxer fabric that would be perfect for a project like this! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the lovely comment you left for me!!

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  7. Great job! I'm interested in a word by word, non picture tutorial if you're not too busy. Or I could send you the men's L Liberty boxers I bought for $1.25 to make a skirt for my 15 month old if you need pictures. No pressure though!

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  8. Amazing. I follow your blog every alternative day. Your working is beautiful.

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  9. I wanted to let you know that I awarded you the "I heart your blog award".
    Congratulations.

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  10. So adorable.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the nice comment you left regarding my photo shoot with the skirt I made.

    http://sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-shoot-of-retro-skirt.html

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  11. So cute and super amazing way to use the fabric! You are a genius. Way to go $1.25 :)

    Hope you don't mind, I'm linking to this post on my blog's FB page. I think my readers will love this!

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  12. wow, this is so cute! but how did you hide the flap in the front?

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  13. Girl! That is AWESOME! Awesome! I want some grown-up sized!

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