It`s summer, isn`t that wonderful? How I missed it. Today, my little bean, enjoyed playing with the cold wather in her new suit. It`s made from an old button down, her grandmother didn`t use anymore. Upcycling old clothing, is a nice way for me to recycle fabric. It`s cheap and economical. And you can integrate details from the old piece, into the design of the new one. Like I did with the button facing.
The Pattern is self drafted. The neckline is made from a rectangle, I used the stripes as a guide for my pleating, super easy to do and it looks sweet.
To add some shape, I went for an elastic casing. In my eye`s it gives the suit some vintage feeling. For easy diaper chancing, I attached snaps, as I always do, there isn`t anything more practical.
The big red button, is a vintage one from my stash, a perfect match. I love it, when I`ve got exactly the right thing around. I don`t know, how is it about you, but I really need a creative chaos in my sewing space. I like it, to have all this inspiring stuff around me.
If you live around my line of latitude, enjoy the summer!
6 thoughts on “Upcycling an old button down to a baby suit”
It is always amazing what from the old clothes’ may be new. It looks great and I congratulate heartily for your creativity!
Thanks for your nice words, i wanna do something like that with your old button downs as well. Have a nice day
The combination of the red stripes and the blue work really well together – and it’s so cute!
Aaaand… I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award 🙂 Check it out: http://moitt.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/the-versatile-blogger-award/
Thanks a lot! It`s so nice that you`ve nominated me, i feel honored!!! I wanna blog about soon. I just need some time for writing the post. You`ll see it shortly…
You’re welcome! Looking forward to seeing your nominees! 🙂
The big red button is the perfect accent! I love it! And my favorite is the last picture! Hahaha!