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Cutting it Close!

I finished my submission just in the nick of time! Melissa's little Trimmed With Love contest ends tonight-- you still have a few hours!

Entry #1-

This little tank dress was made using upcycled men's dress shirts and embellished with vintage trim and buttons from Grandma's stash.

(And yes, I've got a tutorial available for the top coming soon!)

And most importantly, it's finally spring! Yay!

Entry #2-

A twirly skirt, with trim, again from Grandma's stash and a

black and white petti


Added a little strip of trim to the tank and made a shrug using Make It and Love It's tutorial. Cutest. Thing. EVER. (The shrug, that is!)
I seriously am going to make one (or two, or three) for me and K1 and K2 and K3.

How good it felt to finish a few fun things.
I can't believe how theraputic it is to create. . .

make it wear it

Linked to these parties.


Mama Lusco said...

These skirts are wonderful! Every little girl's dream :)

Lacey said...

Those are so adorable, love the shrug!!!

The Sewing Dork said...

Wow, you have such a vivid imagination! Love the black and red combo!

Christie // lemon squeezy home said...

How CUTE these are!!! I love them! Great job.

Melissa @Lilac Lane said...

Awesome Leisel. I love them both.

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh my! Both are lovely but I think I have a crush on the gorgeous twirly skirt with the petti!

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, and I forgot... Good luck with the contest!!!

Jessica said...

These are adorable! I love upcycling . . . and the twirly skirt with the petti is to die for.

Unknown said...

How I love this! The contrasting men's shirts are PERFECT for the skirt... lovely, lovely, lovely!
We have a linky party on fridays- we'd love it if you'd link to this! :)

Andrea @ said...

Wow. Seriously cute!!

amy anderson said...

I love LOVE love both of them!!!!cant wait for the tutorials!

Brooke said...



And let's hear it for some awesome pictures too!!! You are my idol. Enough said.

Misty @Creative Itch said...

Love the red & black skirt! Thanks for linking @"Sew Cute Tuesday"!

anne maskell said...

oh, you are so creative! I love everything. I'm visiting with TTTC, hope you visit me too.

Unknown said...

These are too cute! I love to see things for older girls.

Unknown said...

I already told you that I love this, but wanted to let you know that we're featuring you tomorrow. Come on by and grab a button!

Amy @ Chicy-Creations said...

I want that skirt in my size! So cute! I love the shrug. I've been wanting to make some but haven't had any shirts to do this with, I might have to sacrifice one or go look for a cheap one at DI for my little girls!

sarah said...

i love the tank top dress. i agree that it should be in my size especially with all this heat this summer. i will have to keep checking back for the tutorial.

please stop on by my blog.

i would also love to have you visit my shoppe

warmly, sarah