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Saturday, February 25, 2012

{a 20 minute outfit makeover}

A few days ago I was putting away my girls' laundry in their room, and noticed a plain pair of jeans that they had grown out of--but only length wise.  They still fit them around the waist, so I thought it would be fun to dress them up a little, and turn them into a darling pair of capris.   What outfit would be complete without a matching shirt?  I also found white capped sleeve tee that needed a little face lift, and knew it would be the perfect complement to the jeans. When I saw the Silhouette Free Shape of the Week this past week--a rolled rose--I loved the lines of it.  It was just what I was looking for to complete this outfit makeover!


  
SUPPLIES:
  •  fabric
  • heat 'n bond (or similar product)
  • 7/8 inch grosgrain ribbon
  • pair of jeans
  • white tee
DIRECTIONS: 

1.  Following package directions, iron on the fabric interfacing to your fabric.  I used 2-8x11 pieces of fabric, 1 gray and 1 yellow.

2.  Decide the dimensions of your roses on your Silhouette software.  I did 3 inch, 2.5 inch, and 2 inch roses for my 5 year old girls' jeans and shirt, and they were the perfect size.


 3.  Peel off the paper from the heat 'n bond (IMPORTANT), and place it on your cutting mat as directed. Make sure you do a test cut--I ended up needing to double cut it, and I change the blade from a 3 to a 4 for it to cut through.  It will greatly depend on the thickness off your fabric, and the type of interfacing you use.

4.  Once they're cut out, peel them carefully off of the mat, and following the package directions, iron them on to your jeans and tee.

Don't you just {LOVE} it?  I added a piece of gray grosgrain ribbon for a belt, and in less than 20 minutes this outfit went from drab...to fab! Now I'm thinking a little yellow cardi...


I couldn't resist doing a pocket too.  ☺

9 Comments:

Blogger Lisa @ Over the Big Moon said...

So cute!

February 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Soooo cute! I need to do this for all my daughter's pants! She is skinny but tall for her age!!
Perfect for spring!
❤ Sandra
Sweet Times in First
sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

February 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Summer said...

Love this! Does the Silhouette ever go on sale? I'm dying to get one!

February 25, 2012 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Mandi @ Finding Home said...

This is so adorable!

February 25, 2012 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I love it..I want to do it to my jeans and tees!!!

February 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Great idea and great job!

February 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Rebecca D said...

What a fun idea... I love the ribbon at the waist! It's the perfect finishing touch.

February 25, 2012 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Lei said...

Super cute. Of course!

February 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger lauren@warmandfuzzy said...

love the whole outfit...can i ask a quick question? Did you sew the cuffs up on the jeans or did you use heat n bond for those too? I have a pair of jeans that I would love to do that to as well but I am a newbie sewer and am kinda scared to try and sew on denim KWIM?

February 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM  

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