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I gotta admit … I’m a bit jealous of people who have the eye for repurposing items and making them fabulous. I just don’t have it. For example, how cute is this dress that Melanie made using one of her old skirts?!

Melanie Dramatic Repurposed Skirt

Remove waistband, add some shirring and some ribbon for straps and voila … you have a super cute dress that any little girl would love.  So cute and so easy!!

But this brings up something else that I have been too chicken to try … shirring!! The concept seems easy enough and is according to Melanie but I don’t know … Maybe it’s time to fish the elastic thread out of the back of the drawer and give it a go. This tutorial from Pink Fig made it seem not as terrifying! Shirring has officially been added to my list of techniques I must try before the year is up … unless I chicken out ;)

Would love to see some of your repurposed goods to get me inspired. I figure the more I see, the easier it might become for me to start seeing things in a new way. Post your links below to share.

Happy Sewing!

Jen