Yes, I still make stuff….

May 27, 2010

It’s been a while since I posted the things I have been making from reclaimed materials.

These were some things I made recently as gifts.

A pillowcase dress from an Ikea pillowcase, and a floral dress. It has reclaimed buttons, elastic, ribbon and zips.

I actually made two of these dresses (I had a set of pillowcases) and kept one for my four year old. I want to try a couple of different versions of the pillowcase dress, so come summer, I can let you know the easiest and best ones to make.

Babooska T-shirt.

This T-shirt uses the off cuts of the pillowcase, the second-hand floral dress and a doily. The ribbon and the T-shirt are new. I also made two of these T-shirts, but had to give the white one to the four year old as I made some unrecoverable mistakes with it. I will share that adventure tomorrow.


….and as is becoming a habit in our house, presents wrapped in reusable (and sometimes already used) fabric and ribbon.

Recognise this fabric Steph?

Nothings like a 'buddies' action shot.

12 Responses to “Yes, I still make stuff….”

  1. Stephanie said

    Hey… hehe Glad you found a use for it!! I still have so much left. I am thinking a wedding dress… can you help LOL.

    Love the shirt and dress!! You do sew some pretty things!! hehe

    xo Steph

  2. Thora said

    love the dress! so pretty…i hope we have a girl so i can get you to make something pretty for her…

    • allysonadeney said

      Thora, Yes I think girls are pretty much the bomb! I may be a little bias…. and would probably think the same of boys if I had any……absolutely easier to make pretty things for girls though. I do enjoy that aspect especially.

  3. Laura said

    Your buddy is just having a giggle after seeing herself on the internet… She loves the dress and shirt. Thanks for the present!

  4. Stephanie said

    So I didn’t know you responded to my posts on your blog… Hmmm how long have you been blogging? So I need to tick notify me from now on..LOL

    I told Carlos we should get married again at our 10 year ann in front of our new friends and family and that I want a 100% refashioned/eco wedding!! That’s my plan. What do you think?

    • allysonadeney said

      I think you have a couple of years to think about it, and plan. Best not start too early or you might run out of steam. I do love the idea of a 100% refashioned/eco wedding though. We could all give you reclaimed gifts!
      P.S. I will we looking for my recycled invitation in the hand delivered post.

  5. Mel said

    Er – can I just say – WOW?!! These are sooo cute! 🙂

  6. Nomes said

    Love the t-shirt ally, very cute!

    I’ll be in Syd this long weekend, will you guys be around at all?

    • Ally Adeney said

      Hey Nomes, Yes, we are around that weekend. Need a bed? (actually it’s a mattress on the floor) Don’t want to over promise and under deliver. We would love to see you! Ally

  7. […] in other years, this year I am trying to make as many gifts as I can for birthdays… especially those school […]

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