The Toddler’s Velveteen & Lace Dress Gets an Upcycle
1st sister, Pat discovered this cute little toddler dress and evidently it just screamed “send me to Jennifer, send me to Jennifer.” So, she did.
In the box that she sent were probably at least half a dozen shirts she sent for making my man’s shirt aprons, a slinky, shiny blouse which I loved, and this little dress. The dress screamed the loudest … and it said “Me, Me, do something with me first.”
2nd sister, Deb, happened to be visiting at the time and when I waved it at her and said, “this would make a cute bag, but it’s gonna be bigger than I have been making lately.”
She replied matter of factly, “Ok, so, cut it in half.”
I whipped around to look at Deb and said “EH? In half?”
So, I looked at it and said — “hmm”… folded it in half and was totally sold on the idea.
Some cutting, splicing, finding and making of a lining with a pocket (gotta have pockets somewhere – lol )…… Presto-change- a cute little toddler dress now becomes two near identical small bags.
(The lining with the inner pocket that you really can’t see)
They are over on Etsy at the time of this writing, but I cant say they are one of a kind … lol
…………. Because …
There are TWO of them… TWINS !!!
And they are just too precious even if I must say so myself.
But here’s what my mother and sisters had to say on Etsy: (See the bags on Etsy)
“ Lacy and frilly, fun loving and sassy purse for that precious one in your life. Bound to bring plenty of oohs and ahhs her way. Whether Young or old, she will feel like a princess with this bag on her shoulder. Easter, Spring , but also weddings, parties and anytime events. It’s jewelry on your young lady’s shoulder.
Have two special young ladies in your life, or even twins? Well, you’re in luck because there are two of these precious purses available. This listing is only for ONE bag, but a second is also available for purchase at this time.
Very definitely this is a “statement bag”….. anyone carrying this bag is saying, “I feel beautiful, feminine, and significant!” Buy one and share the other with your daughter, granddaughter, best friend, sister, sorority sister, etc. The bags are two-of -a-kind only and will demonstrate the uniqueness of the women who carry them.”
Mother and the sisters all write great ad copy, don’t they? Wish they would do it for everything I make, but they’ve all balked at that suggestion in the past…..
Just made a video on these adorable bags, check it out
So, in the mean time….
Live Every Moment, Love Beyond Words, Laugh Everyday, ~