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Let’s Talk about Mending

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In this day and age where it’s seems easier to just go out and buy new things rather than repairing what we already have, mending is becoming a lost art. With the rise of fast fashion and built in obsolescence, fixing what’s broken can seem unnecessary and in some cases, due to intentional design, physically impossible. But for many people,…

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make a sundress in under half an hour

The Thrifty Kid – Easy Girl’s Sundress from a Skirt

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This is one of the easiest garment refashions I have ever done, it’s only just one straight cut and seam to transform a skirt into a cute sundress. Elastic shirring can be a time consuming process to do yourself, so I’ve saved time and taken advantage of the existing waistband shirring on an old skirt. In under half an hour…

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The Thrifty Kid – Tightrope Top (or How to make a Swing Top from a Shirt)

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With Spring well on it’s way here in Melbourne, it’s time to start thinking about Emma’s summer wardrobe. This Swing Top that I’ll be showing you how to make today, is one of my quick ‘go to’ refashion designs when Emma needs something a little nicer than a t-shirt to wear. It’s really so easy to make, and the flowing,…

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refashion a woman's knit top into a girl's dress mypoppet.com.au

The Thrifty Kid – Knit Dress (or How to make a Girl’s Dress from an Old Top)

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Today in The Thrifty Kid blog series I’ll show you how I refashioned an ill fitting knitted top/dress into a cute drop waisted dress for Emma. I bought this top at a thrift store because I loved the colour, but the style just didn’t suit me. With a little imagination and only a few alterations, I turned it into a…

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