We decided that we would look through what she had and see how it could be adapted for summer wear. Now understand, I do not claim to be a seamstress in any form or fashion, but I can usually come up with ideas that at least make suitable play clothes. Here's is a picture of one of our weekend projects.
|Pair of Rachel's bluejeans that were too short. I've already cut them off and ripped the seam out.|
|Another photo showing where the seams were ripped out.|
|Picture of the finished skirt being worn by a toddler that did NOT want her picture taken :)|
After cutting off the jeans and ripping the seams out. I found an old t-shirt that matched the green leaves in the flowers on the sides of the pants. I laid the jeans down on the t-shirt and cut two triangle shaped pieces that would fit into the space between the legs of the pants. After that I just sewed it in and it's done! Extremely easy!
All in all I was pleased with how it turned out and Rachel loved it. She wore that skirt all afternoon and showed everyone she saw what her "RoRo" made. I found the idea for this while browsing the internet and also found several other ideas for "making over" other things for the summer. If they turn out okay I'll be sharing more pictures.