Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How to Sew a Summer Dress and Save the World (DIY)

I've started a series called 'How to (insert project here)...and Save the World'. When I post or feature projects that are upcycled/repurposed in nature, they will proudly carry this title so you quickly know that there are good things ahead - not only for you but for our planet! Check out the previous posts:

How to make a wall garden and save the world
How to use wooden pallets and save the world

This post highlights a project I tackled on Mother's Day...and I had the most enjoyable day! You see, I have convinced myself that I cannot sew. Turns out...I CAN sew...just not very well. But my daughter doesn't seem to mind - and for that I'll be forever grateful!

Beware...if you CAN sew REALLY well, what you are about to see may be disturbing. So I ask for your forgiveness in advance.

If you can't sew, like me, I hope you will be inspired enough by this to give it (or something else) a try!

Well, there were several mistakes along the way...but I am thrilled with my 'not quite perfect but perfect for me!' summer dress for my little chica.

Until next time...

p.s.  If you enjoyed this post, I hope you'll become a follower of my blog and a fan on FB.



  1. Mike, you did great! I'm super proud of you for giving it a go! :) Every mistake will teach you something for the next project, you'll just get better and better.

  2. OH MY GOSH!!! This is amazing I Love this. off the hook. I love that my blog helped you think about re-styling your clothes. I think you and I are going to be very good Blog Friends. putting you under my reading list so I can check on you daily. Hugs And have a wonderful Day!!

  3. So cute! I found you through Tip Junkie, but I'll definitely be sticking around!

  4. That is such a cute and sassy picture of your daughter. Reminds me of mine except now she is 13 and has the sassy mouth too. sigh! I can sew but I love all these easy blog ideas. What stitch gives the wavy effect? I love that. Lately all I do is sew pillows, but eons ago I did make a top with buttons and sections and even a collar. I kept it because I could say..at one time I did this. lol My daughter laughed at it but I think it was cute. It's funny cause I was here age when I made in back in ..cough cough 1975. Katharine

    P.S. I love your saying How to ---- --- and Save the World. Wish I had thought of it.

  5. Super cute. I have a blog where I upcycle my old clothes and turn them into outfits for my girls... pop over and say Hi :)

  6. Good morning! You truly are a talented person! Not only can you turn thrifty finds into wonderful items but you can sew!! How I wished I could sew, great pictures and step by step directions...love to see what you're making. Have a great weekend...


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