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Topic: Bring your Daughter to Work - Office Appropriate Attire for your Toddler  (Read 9034 times)
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« on: December 03, 2009 07:31:51 AM »

Toddlers look so darn cute in even the ugliest things. I knew I wanted to make something using ties and knew that I would not have a problem finding some ugly ones.

I head out to my favorite thrift store, De Kring Winkel, here in Antwerp, Belgium. I picked up 4 ties and one super hideous, cargo vest for kids. The vest reminded me the parachute pants I used to wear in grammer school. The total cost for the 5 items was 6,25 Euro or about $9.40.

It took me a few days to figure out the best way to utilize all the fabric since I knew I would need just about all of it. Seam ripping is not one of my favorite things, so I put that off for a while. I knew that I did not want the dress to be symmetrical so I pieced the fabric around the pattern I made. It was important to me to use the pockets from the vest as cargo pockets on either side of the dress. I was also able to use the arm holes of the vest as the collar for the dress. I left portions of it decunstructed.

If you cannot tell, it is difficult to make 19 month olds pose for pictures.
I used just about all of the fabric I had. I did not add any additional materials with the exception of thread. I was even able to reuse the button! I am happy with the final result, now get to the office!


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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009 07:43:19 AM »

oh yeah! my gosh--I kept thinking what could she possibly be thinking... Cheesy

but it actually turned out quite well!!! a funky little jumper with pockets is always a nice thing for toddlers! job well done!

« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009 08:18:17 AM »

oh yeah! my gosh--I kept thinking what could she possibly be thinking...

Agreed!  She's a cutie though, and it turned out well! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009 08:56:10 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009 09:01:03 AM »

That's so cool!!!

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009 10:47:00 AM »

Thats awesome my 10yrold says she wants one haha shes used to my one offs!!

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009 02:00:24 PM »

Really cute =)

So you're from Belgium too???

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2009 05:43:42 AM »

I LOVE the dress!  Who would have thought there was a good use for ugly ties?

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2009 06:50:23 AM »

that's one funky little dress! cute transfomation!

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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009 01:49:02 PM »

that is so cute! It would look terrible on an adult but on a little it looks so cute! Great job!
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