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Topic: Adorable painters smock becomes tunic dress, headband & shoe clips  (Read 4557 times)
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« on: July 06, 2008 04:04:27 PM »


My thrift stores are so good. One regularly charges $1 for most of the clothing, and that's where I scored this great painters smock. It was handmade really well from this rad lime green "Farmer Brown" kid's fabric, and only had a few splotches of paint on it. (Which I covered sneakily with matching fabric, but I didn't take pics of that.) I have a weird affinity for clothes that have open backs so between the fabric and comfy, draped cut, all I wanted to do was spruce up the sleeves...


Ta da! Because of the kimono sleeves I didn't have lots of room to fold under the seams, and ended up making my own bias tape. What a simple little trick that is! It was so easy using one of those little metal tools. Oh man, I love the crisp, matching final product. I may finish everything this way from now on.

But wait, there's more!


I had plenty enough fabric from the sleeves to make a matching headband and some shoe clips. I so happy!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008 04:06:41 PM »

That's so cute =)
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008 04:53:03 PM »

 Smiley Smiley
I love this so much.
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008 09:53:22 PM »

loving the matchign headband and shoe clips!! good job Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008 06:19:19 AM »

Aww that's so cute! Nice job.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008 06:28:53 PM »

Adorable! Shoe clips, what a good idea.
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