Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Thrifty, Nifty, Easter Wear

Since my biggest guy is now 6 and out of the toddler sizes, finding cute boy's clothing has become a nearly impossible task. Everything is so blah in color or the typical sports/creepy bugs/vehicles or is way too mature (have seen way too many skull/punk designs, what the heck!?). I wanted him to have something fresh for Easter since nothing from last year fits anymore, but I also didn't want it to cost a bunch or be "out of season" the day after Easter. I made these basic khakis by cutting up an old pair of my husband's pants that no longer fit.

I got a blank t-shirt and came up with this veggie applique design using some scrap fabric, embroidery floss and ribbon I had in my sewing stash. I may modify the carrot top to stand out a little more, since the stitching is a little faint. As much as I love the bunnies and pastels of the holiday, I figured a "garden" design with a carrot would still be Easter-y, but work through the summer too. My little guy can still fit into his clothes from last year, so this is without a doubt the thriftiest year for Easter wear with a total cost of $3 for the blank shirt.

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! What a great idea of recycling your adult clothing. I too have 2 little boys and haven't seen too much out there on repurposing things for boys. Thanks for the inspiration!


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