Upcycled Dresses

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Upcycled Sweater Dress

Every year I go through my closet to try to clear out some of the clothes that I don’t wear, and every year I end up putting back every piece telling myself that I will wear it someday. I mean you never know, right? Maybe someday I will be in need of my bright red Dickies. But if I can repurpose my clothes into something useful, then I’m all for it. Like this sweater that used to be one of my favorites.

Upcycled Sweater Dress

I made it into a cute little sweater dress for Brynn. And it is being put to much better use. I don’t think I wore it in over a year, and now it’s one of my favorite outfits for Brynn.

Upcycled Sweater Dress

It was really easy to make, since I was able to save the hem on the sleeves and bottom. I just traced one of her tunics onto the sweater and cut it out and the resized the hood. Super easy.

Upcycled Sweater Dress

Pretty sure I never looked so adorable in it. But that’s okay. I also upcycled one of Nathan’s shirts into a little button up dress for Brynn.

Upcycled Shirt Dress

I added belt loops so that I could add a belt to make it a bit more feminine. I probably should have added more buttons, since they are spaced a bit unevenly, but it’s really more of a play dress than anything, so it works fine like it is.

Upcycled Shirt Dress

So now I don’t mind giving up some of the clothes I don’t wear. In fact I have a whole pile of old sweaters that are waiting to be made into something new!

 

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