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Thursday, February 25, 2010

From Jailhouse rock to one sassy frock!

I have had several sketches in my sketch book about turning old tees and sweaters into new creations for months. Actually getting around to making them is a whole another story. I love all the repurposing projects out in the blogosphere. Great minds must think alike because a blog, that I love and follow, called "Adventures In Dressmaking" posted inspirational ideas from JCrew's current line and many of these inspirations were just sitting in my sketch book and my brain. Many thanks to Adventures In Dressmaking for kickin' my booty into sewing gear! On Monday, I picked up this vneck, pullover cardigan from Target's (yep, my favorite place!) clearance rack for $4. I knew I could give it new life. I just love the way it turned out and I hope all you girls can do something like it too!

The jailhouse rock sweater, cute but needed some help for me to sport it :)

I made the ruffle out of an old black sweater.

Added some ruffled tulle, and a lace tie closure and voila! One sassy frock!

Many thanks to one of my blogging best friends, Andrea, on how to insert a link! Check her out at The Freckled Bug!


  1. One sassy frock indeed! I love it! Thanks for mentioning me!

  2. I can't even sew a button on correctly, so impressed with your skills!!

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  3. Wow! That is so cute. Great job, girl.

  4. Wow, the Sassy Frock is indeed sassy and I love it. I am a Texas blogger and I have a list of Texas bloggers, I will add you to my list and follow you, hope you will do the same.