9/25/14

Project Run & Play: Hand Me Downs


It's "Hand-me-down" week at Project Run & Play and we love to upcycle here! 

I wasn't sure what direction to go for this challenge and had pulled out a lot of our upcycle stuff. I was on pinterest to get some inspiration and came across this picture.


It was serendipity people. I had a giant yellow sweater that was too big for me. A white with black polka dot top sheet and we still have a lot of old worn out khaki's from my husband. I had to send this picture to my friends and tell them how excited I was that I had everything in my stash to replicate the outfit! I've been seeing TONS of mustard, purple and polka dots and I think it's the colors of the season for sure.
(Polka dot IS a color, okay! LOL)


 

The shirt is the Myra from Violette Field Threads. I cut out the pieces just to make the top, omitting the pants part. I also opted out of the loops in the back, doing an exposed zipper instead. I just adore the pintucks and the front tie.


I slightly, SLIGHTLY cheated with the pants. I actually made them out of my husbands khaki's for my upcycle look when I was competing. But my mother came and took my son for a couple weeks and he didn't get to model them. Since Gavin's grown out of them since then, we shortened them for Aevarie and we dyed them purple. I used the Paperback Writer pants pattern from Ottobre 2010. We had dyed them blue for Gavin. LOL


For the sweater in the picture, I decided to do a cardigan instead. That way Aevarie would get a lot more use out of it. I used the Aster Cardigan Pattern from LBG Studio's. I lengthened both the length of the bodice and the sleeve length and omitted the peter pan collar. I also made the cuffs bigger.


Then we have a matching hair bow. A girl has to have her accessories!


So there's our upcycle look!
Are you sewing along this season?

22 comments:

  1. fabulous! absolutely perfect! can i come be one of your children?

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  2. I LOVE everything about this look, you rock!

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  3. Wow..! This is awesome. I like it very much. Good job!

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  4. I don't think you could get much closer to your inspiration! You rock, lady!

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  5. I've had this look pinned for a while too!! I love how you recreated it! The blouse is so adorable.

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  6. I love your inspiration and end result. It is so fun and that blouse is to die for!

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  8. So stinkin' cute! Love the hair accessory ;)

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  9. Love it! I especially love the top. I might have to get that now. I love the look of it but kiddo wouldn't be able to get it on/off herself.

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  10. I love everything about the outfit! The colors, the polka dots and that blouse is just perfect.

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  11. How cute! Yours is even better than the inspiration, it comes with a lovely matching hair bow! I think I need to copy that dot shirt + yellow cardi look :)

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  12. Lovely outfit! So cool that you could upcycle the pants twice!

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  13. Cute outfit, and so grown-up too. Love the little pleats on the top.
    Deborah @ Sew Much To Give

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  14. What a great outfit! Love the inspiration choice; you hit the mark!

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  15. I love that color combo! Somehow the polka dot makes the purple and yellow work without it feeling like a sports team. I adore the top and those pants are FLAWLESS. I need to make a lengthened aster too. It's on the top of my list!

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  16. Such a cute look Karly! I love the pants (especially since you refashioned them twice!)

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  17. This is what I call a perfect refashion! Love that mustard and polka dot IS a color! Who said it's not?
    Great job, Karly!
    I loved your YouTube video too (the one with your guys on the couch screaming "me! me!")
    Hugs from Italy,
    Irene
    SergerPepper.com

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  18. OMGoodness! this is fantastic! I love this look. I want it for myself!!! :) I really think I'm going to do it! :)

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  19. Super cool outfit - and great to see the inspiration behind it.

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  20. This whole outfit is just adorable.

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  21. I bought purple jeans today..... :)

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