The Great Mommy & Munchkin Refashion

January 26, 2015Sheri Pavlović

Refashioning sustainable style for yourself is fantastic but when you can cleverly create some groovy new gear for your kiddo from the same upcycled victim you’re well on your way  to a no-waste eco-fashion project of awesomeness!

Raid your refashion stash and whip up a rockin’ skirt for yourself + a pair of lounge pants for your little one with The Great Mommy & Munchkin Refashion!

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Grab a longsleeved tunic-style top and a stretchy turtleneck.

Chop the sleeves off of the top.

Lay the sleeves on top of each other with the seams lined up. Snag a pair of pants that fit your munchkin comfortably, fold in half lengthwise & place on top of the sleeves with the crotch at the seamed edge and chop off the sleeve corners using the pants as a guide.

Et voila! Two lovely pant legs ready to be stitched together!

Pop one leg inside of the other with right sides facing and the “V’s” lined up.

Stitch (only) the V’s together.

Flip the almost-done-pants right side out.

Chop that turtleneck off of the sweater. (I absolutely adore using turtlenecks for kiddo waistbands. They’re stretchy, soft & can be worn folded down like a yoga waistband or pulled up for extra tummy warmth!)

Pop the turtleneck over the top of the pants with right sides facing and raw edges lined up.

Sew together with a zigzag stitch to allow the seam to stretch a bit if necessary.

Zigzag over the outside seam for extra strength if desired…

Pop them on your kiddo and attempt to take a nice photo of the grumpy in action…humph!

Let’s get makin’ that rockin’ skirt!

Grab the rest of the top and chop it in half under the arms.

Snag the turtleneck body, decide how long you would like your skirt waistband to be and chop the amount desired from the bottom of the turtleneck.

Try on the waistband, if it is too large simply shrink it to the correct size with one straight side seam.

 Pop your waistbandover the chopped shirt with right sides facing and raw edges lined up.

Sew together with a zigzag stitch to allow the seam to stretch a bit if necessary.

Zigzag over the outside seam for extra strength if desired…

and enjoy your comfy new skirt! (hopefully with a non-grumpy munchkin!)

For more funky DIYs take a peek at my tutorial index and always remember to keep up your Passion for Refashion!

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