Friday, July 5, 2013 american girl, doll clothes, homemade, recycling, sewing
Refashioning Stained Clothing into Doll Clothes
My daughter was recently riding her bike when she got her white play skirt caught in the bike chain. She brought it to me, hoping I could get the grease out of the bottom ruffle. There was no rescuing the skirt, though, so I set it aside to create something for her doll. I had some ideas.
First of all, I had to assess the damage. The arrows are pointing out the grease stains:
It wasn't that bad, all things considered. It was an excellent candidate for a refashion.
All I had to do then was adjust the elastic that was already there, sew up the back seam, and narrow-hem the bottom. It took me all of ten minutes, from start to finish.
If I wanted to, the entire bottom ruffle is left for shorter skirts. I prefer not to make mini-skirts for the doll since we don't wear short skirts on our daughter, but at some point I may explore the possibilities of adding some lace to it.
Posted by Christa at 6:20 AM