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« on: January 15, 2007 11:53:54 PM »

I have a ten year old daughter who is real tall and ultra skinny so we run into issues with clothing fitting her, if they fit in legnth they are too big throughout the waist, if they fit in the waist they are a few inches too short.  

She has been begging me for a new wardrobe, so rather than running out and getting frustrated with nothing fitting, I decided to revamp her current wardrobe to give her some new looks.  We bought 10 boxes of Ritz dye on sale at Joann's and started redoing her clothes Smiley  Here is the first project that we finished today Smiley (I'll post the others as we finish them up) I'm kicking myself for not taking before photos.  These jeans were real short on her, and originally were a very light blue denim. They were much too cute to completely eliminate the embroidery from the legs, so we worked out how to incorporate it into the finished skirt.  

We cut up the inseam of the jeans (to one side of the seam on each leg) and then cut off the jeans from below the knee.  Then we trimmed up at the crotch to just where it curves and sewed it flat (to form a negative V) then cut around the embroidery portion of the leg parts that we cut off and added it to the openings in the front and back of the skirt.  We then clipped around the hem and the V in the  front of the skirt so that it will frey when we wash the skirt.

We then dyed the skirt with "Cocoa Brown" dye from dritz and voila! a brand new look from something that was destined to go to the goodwill.

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007 03:11:32 AM »

Cute skirt ... what a lucky little girtl to have such a cool crafty mom... I cant wait to see what you do with the rest of her wardrobe !
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2007 04:32:02 AM »

It's really cute! And nice to see you are teaching your daughter to be individual and creative, instead of running out & buying a new wardrobe! Good for you & for her!
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2007 07:53:27 AM »

That is awesome!  I wish I had sewn things with my girls when they were young.  (We're trying to catch up now though.)

btw, don't ever wash that with anything else!  I have to be very careful with my items I've dyed  with Ritz--even after two years!
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2007 12:59:34 PM »

That is awesome!  I wish I had sewn things with my girls when they were young.  (We're trying to catch up now though.)

btw, don't ever wash that with anything else!  I have to be very careful with my items I've dyed  with Ritz--even after two years!

Maby it was the color you used that gave you trouble... because I use Ritz fabric dye alot and I have never had a problem with it bleeding color after the first wash ... but thats just my experience ...
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2007 04:38:12 PM »

That is awesome!  I wish I had sewn things with my girls when they were young.  (We're trying to catch up now though.)

btw, don't ever wash that with anything else!  I have to be very careful with my items I've dyed  with Ritz--even after two years!

I tend to throw about 2 cups of rock salt in with the dyebath, it helps to set the dye and keep it from staining anything else.  I use the rock salt because it also tends to help soften the denim in the process, and doesn't damage the washer since it does melt off in the water.   
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