Fashion Friday

Fashion Friday
Hello, happy Friday and a Very Happy Veteran’s Day to you as well.
I have some fun Fashion Friday things in store for you.  We’ve seen old sweaters made into pillows before, but before you go chopping up all your old sweaters into pillow-sized shapes, consider making a sweater dress!  For a baby!  Ack, so cute. Jessica from Utah County Mom turned her stretched out sweater into mini version for her daughter!

Dana at MADE took this old man sweater, cut it down to itty-bittyness, added some knit ribbing, and made an adorable sweater vest for her boy!

Ador. Able.
But what if your problem is a too-little sweater? No problem at all! Disney from the fabulous Ruffles and Stuff has tons of ideas for stretching out your kids clothing (not literally stretching them out, I don’t think that would actually work) but making them last much longer.   Bonus: it stretches your budget too!
Here’s just a few, you can see tons more on her site HERE and HERE.

Pink and purple and polka dots, I die.

\Just love a great polo refashion.  I think I want one for myself.

Wishing this idea would have occurred to me when my daughter was still in onesies!  This could work for boys too, just with a plain band of material instead of the ruffle.

Personal belief: Nothing is cuter than a baby in overalls, NOTHING!  Keep the magic alive as long as you can with longer straps and extra length on bottom.  
That’s all for today! Thanks so much for sharing, ladies.  And thank YOU for being here, dear reader!
Have a great weekend friends!
Have a fashion remake to share?  Hit me with it!


  1. November 12, 2011 / 12:11 AM

    You can stretch a wool/animal-based-fiber sweater! Not a whole lot but a little bit at least!

  2. November 12, 2011 / 3:16 AM

    Seriously cute. All of them. Love!

  3. November 12, 2011 / 5:22 AM

    I’ve started a business out of making mittens out of old wool sweaters. I shrink them (often I find them this way at the thrift store already), then make very warm mittens out of them. They’re fully lined with warm and cozy flannel so they aren’t even itchy. It’s very fun as each pair is unique. You can see my shop here:, if you want to take a peek!

  4. November 12, 2011 / 5:36 AM

    I love these! But I don’t think I’m brave enough to attempt doing something like that for my child.

  5. November 12, 2011 / 7:43 AM

    Genius! Thank you! 🙂

  6. November 12, 2011 / 2:22 PM

    I wish I could sew and do this for my grand children. To bad hot glue wouldn’t work. 🙂

  7. November 12, 2011 / 6:12 PM

    I’m impressed!

  8. November 12, 2011 / 9:59 PM

    The pink polka dots, striped polo, refashioned onesie, new life breathed into the over-all dress -wow!! Such talent!! Thanks for my inspiration for the day. {sigh…}

  9. November 13, 2011 / 5:39 PM

    Amazing what a little (maybe not so little) creativity can accomplish!

  10. November 14, 2011 / 2:46 PM

    I love them all and I better start upcycling because my three boys sure do know how to wear out some slothes fast! One of my twins is down to only one pair of pants that doesn’t have holes in the knees. Yikes!

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