Saturday, January 31, 2015

100 Days of school!

My daughter's pre-school celebrated the 100th day of school this week. They were each asked to bring in a baggie of 100 pieces of "something". Cheerios, feathers, cottonballs...etc. We decided on popcorn kernels. 100 kernels looks like a lot less than you might think. We counted them out by 10's and we dropped em' in a bag. 10, 20, 30, 40....

I wanted her to have something fun to wear for the 100th day of school to go along with their 100 day theme party.

Olivia already had this shirt in her closet. It fit, but it was a little bit too short.
Hand on hip, ready for her "before" pic.

I have this amazing pink silky satiny fabric from Grams, and I cut off about 5 inches.
I cut a piece about 4 or 5 inches wider than the bottom of the shirt.

I connected to sides of the pink fabric and sewed that up, then turned the pink fabric inside out against the bottom of the shirt. I stretched the shirt and pinned, as I stretched.

Sew it all up and flip it down to expose the correct side of the fabric.

Ta Da!

It creates a bit of a ruffle at the bottom.

I've had these iron on letters from some previous projects,
 and I decided to use them for the school party!

Various sizes, colors, and fonts.
I Iron-ed on for about an hour and a half way too late at night.

I didn't have to purchase anything!
  This has been a great and fun refashion!

This is the front.

This is the back.

This is the sleeve.

"Do you like it honey?" I asked her. And she said "I love it Momma!"

That was the best present a mom could ask for!
Unfortunately, Friday morning was a blur and I didn't take an "after pic" 
Olivia loved it, her teachers and classmates loved it, and it was a success!

See you next time!