Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn Oakley and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Upcycling: Pillowcase Dresses
Pillowcase dresses are fantastic, as they grow with the child. The dresses tie at the shoulder, so they are adjustable, and then as your child grows the dress goes from a longer dress to a shorter dress, and then to a shirt. So one item of clothing can potentially be worn for years!
Anyways, I have found that my small size shirts typically only have enough fabric to make a dress for a baby (3 month to about a year), so if I want to branch out on my size abilities, I may have to make a trip to the local thrift store. In the meantime, I have been going through my old-clothes stash and selecting fabrics that would make good dresses. I have made a couple for Phoebe, as well as some for my etsy shop.
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