My daughter told me that I’ve earned my first critic. She told me that – that person doesn’t understand why I made the outfits I’ll be posting in a bit. My daughter thinks it’s to look cute, so I’ll let her have that.
For me – doing this heals me. For years I’ve been battling depression, which escalated this year [hence the lack of crafts, refashions, and posts]. Although I’m not medically diagnosed [and I won’t], crafting, and sewing is what gets me through a day or week, or season. My daughter is proud of me that even though I don’t go get her clothes at Justice, I can always whip up an outfit out of my old clothes or make an outfit from scratch. That is what heals me. Her appreciation towards what I do – it’s not the money spent on an outfit, it’s the love I pour when making it.
Right now, aside from the love of my children, and Korean drama addiction, this- is the only talent I have, and I want to inspire others to let their talents come out and show the world that they can do something.
Don’t worry – my daughter, she has her own sense of style. I always run everything by her on how her outfit should look before actually making it.
Now – back to my post. For the last week of school, I wanted to bring the Holiday Spirit in her school by making a Holiday themed outfit – refashion style of course. Without further ado, here is my princess dressed up. We missed Monday because she was saving an outfit for a picture with Santa.
The sweater was her brother’s that was never worn. I resized it to fit her, the pom poms are just pinned on so she can wear the sweater dress this winter. I made a tutu skirt to match.
Christmas Tree / Christmas Skirt
This was the inspiration for the tree skirt-I bought fabric and made this from scratch since I couldn’t find matching green skirts. The white strips are from 99c store tree skirts.
The red skirt was made out of Dollar Tree tree skirts. I meant to add white tulle for more of a Santa effect, but my muse wanted this simple.
It’s the last day of school, and pajama day. My daughter didn’t want me to make pajamas out of the dress I got from Goodwill, but she wanted a pajama dress. So I just used a portion of the dress to make a skirt, and resized a 99c store shirt to fit her and added pom poms.
Last but not the least, the elf outfit. This was actually the first one I made. She didn’t want to wear it to school because this was going to be the outfit she’ll wear for a picture with Santa too.
This post is my last for 2014. Next up will be my year in review.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Keep your passion for refashion