Since moving to Utah, we've suffered from the lack of Goodwill Saturdays. In Phoenix, every other Saturday was 1/2 off everything in the store. And I'm so cheap that I don't even shop full price at a thrift store (I'm not willing to pay more than $1.50 MAYBE $2 for an article of clothing for a child. They just go and ruin it the first time its worn. The only exception I'll make is with jeans and shoes. Never more than $5). As a result, while I used to collect clothes one year out, I haven't been able to for a long time.
While going through Storey's clothes a couple of weeks ago, I realized that not only do I not have clothes for a year from now, I didn't even have a summer wardrobe for her. Everywhere I looked there were long sleeved shirts, sweaters, pants, coats...appropriate for our current April weather, but hopefully not too much longer.
So I set out to create a wardrobe from clothing she already has-"use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." I grabbed a bunch of too-short pants and chopped them off, making shorts and capris. Then I collected all of the outgrown onesies (without stains) and created a bunch of play dresses (onesies fit a lot longer if you don't take into account the length-when you cut them off to make dresses, the length of the onesie is insignificant). I absolutely love the way they turned out. I have a few more left to make, but her summer wardrobe has quadrupled in size. Here are just three of the dresses I finished (in one weekend-they are quick projects).
Dress supplies: 12 month onesie and a jersey bedsheet used for the skirt. The main purpose for these dresses was comfort. I want one in my size.
Dress supplies: long sleeve onesie (with sleeves cut off and gathered with elastic thread), vintage bed sheet, eyelet lace I had laying around
Inspiration from here, here, and here. The best part? They were free! And y'all know I love free.