With this little cardigan of Tegan's I added a couple rows of lace on the front, and then I shortened the sleeves and added a couple layers of lace on those too. The back looks funny because I had to take it in a little. It was way too bulky in the back. It was also missing the top button, and since I didn't have any extra yellow buttons to match, I just made a little lace flower. I don't think I like the flower though.
I added two rows of some thicker lace to this little skirt to make it a tiny bit longer, and to look cute I guess.
I used my antiquey looking lace to sew a couple rows at the bottom of these cut offs, and added some buttons. You could even use some for a belt.
I cut two long strips from an old white t-shirt, sewed a loose straight line down the center of them, pulled the top thread to ruffle them up, and then sewed them to the sleeves of my shirt.
With Tegan's shirt, I actually sewed the strips together inside out, and then you turn them right side out, and continue with the sewing and ruffling. It makes a more poofy ruffle, rather then a ragged edged ruffle. Does that make sense?
I kept wondering if I should try to add stuff around the neckline too, but Tegan didn't want me to, and with mine it would be almost too much embellishment I think.
This one I love! It's just a pink shirt that was stained, and that I was probably going to turn into a pajama shirt for Tegan, but I decided to experiment instead. I did long ruffle strips like the ones I added to the sleeves of my white shirt above, and then I added some flowers with extra fabric pieces from various projects, including the leftover sleeve material from the yellow cardigan I just added lace to.
What I REALLY want to be able to do someday are the shirts from this lady's blog.... Tea Rose Home. She buys two of the same shirt on a sale, cuts one up, and makes the prettiest shirts ever. Here's a couple of my favorites.
Everything I've seen on her site is AMAZING though. I just need to wait until I have a little more fundage to go buy shirts that are the same color, and such. I've just been using whatever I can get my hands on for free, or super super super cheap.
Ok, on a side note. I know it must seem like I'm completely spoiling Tegan, but it's just because she's the little girl. I can't exactly make Enoch hair things, or put ruffles or lace on any of his clothes. I haven't done anything for Josh either besides hem up his pants, and stitch up the holes in his church socks =0). I would make Enoch some pajama pants like I did for Tegan, except that he actually has tons of pajama pants already. Any ideas on what I could do for him, so that he doesn't start to feel left out?