A Blanket, Trousers, and New Shoes

Last year I came across a crib sized duvet cover at the thrift store. It is the perfect size to snuggle up under in the winter so I snapped it up for $1. I needed something to fill it with so I also grabbed a comforter for another $1. I cut out two pieces of the comforter and serged them together to fit the duvet cover. It’s wonderfully soft and cozy and the perfect price at about $1.50. Here are some trousers I made for my older daughter when she was two. I had forgotten all about them until I dug them out for the babe. I used an old denim skirt of mine and used the existing leg seam and hems for the legs. I have skinny babies and skinny kids and this is one of my favourite waistbands to make. I took a strip of knit fabric measured to fit their little waists and serge the short ends together. Next you fold it in half lengthwise and serge the cut ends to the waist of the actual trousers. Very easy, and a very comfortable, custom fit. The babe needed some new shoes so we stopped at a little children’s boutique store on our way home from the cabin and found these delicious shoes. She loves her “ballet-rina” shoes and wears them every waking minute. Well, I have lots more to show you guys, several projects I have been working on and some different things we use in our homeschooling. I’ll get to that next week, but in the meantime have a wonderful, and hopefully restful, weekend.

gifts, green, home, sewing, thrift store finds • Friday, October 8th, 2010 • 6 Comments »
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6 Responses to “A Blanket, Trousers, and New Shoes”

  1. Allison says:

    You find such the cutest things at your thrift stores and I love how resourceful you are in creating new things!! I wish I had that talent.

  2. French Knots says:

    Oh I want some pretty pink shoes too!

  3. Rattling On says:

    I always buy cot quilts and cover them for the dog bed, they like to be comfy!!
    Love, love, love the shoes…

  4. Mousy Brown says:

    Those shoes are gorgeous – why can’t they make them like that for adults? I would wear them every waking hour too! 😀

  5. Emily says:

    Those shoes are adorable. Glad you had a nice time up in the mountains!

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