I have been wanting to make some new outfit for Ellie when she goes ice-skating. For so long, I have done nothing. Suddenly, I finished a few things for her to mix and match.
Here is a top from Simplicity pattern 3810. I loved the little rose to make it extra special.
I added a bow with long trailing ribbons hoping that they will fly on the ice. ;)
This top is my very-proud-upcycled creation. I was about to throw away this very daggy stained skivvy. The solid colour of the fabric made me think that I can add some sparkle to it and turn it into an ice-skating top. (All ice-skating outfit seems to have some sparkles on the fabric). I kind of pictured that I wanted to get rid of the turtle neck and the sleeves are a bit short and there were some stained area need to be cleared. So, I cut the sleeves and replaced them with the sparkly fabric (oh forgot what it's called now). Then, I cut the turtle neck and finished the neck with bias tape made by the same fabric. Then, I made different yo-yos from the fabric just to cover what I don't want to see.
I cut so much from this skivvy that it now looks completely different. The yo-yos came in really handy to cover them up. Instead of giving away her stained top, her skivvy now has a new life and become something that I am so proud of. :)
The hardest thing was to sew the neck as the layers of fabric was quite thick. I don't remember how much I pushed my sewing machine to the limit. I think I ended up hand-stitching the thickest point.
I even used the leftover fabric for a headband.
How many nights did I spend on this? Quite a few but I had lots of fun.