Saturday, December 18, 2010

Old Skirt, New Pillow

This skirt belonged to my daughter.  She's outgrown it.  I can still picture her wearing it.  She's 14 now. She wore this skirt a lot when she was 10.  I had it in a bag amongst other clothing ready to donate, but I had a hard time giving it away.  I decided to hold on to it and turn it into a pillow for her bed. 

   I love the pleated ruffle!

                           

*Thanks so much to ReFab Diaries for featuring this pillow.

24 comments:

  1. Brandi, you really are queens of cushions - or pillows, as you say over there! Have you used bigger-sized photos in this post? I like the photos a lot - the colours have come out beautifully.

    Sarahxx

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  2. What a great idea, it came with a ready made ruffle. It turned out so pretty. I'll be she loves it.
    I do make pillows, but the one you asked about on my blog was purchased at Target. I saw some this week when I was there too, but they aren't on sale anymore. I might go get another one, if they still have them available at their after Christmas sales.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  3. Great idea. I love seeing ideas for reusing clothes.
    ~Heidi

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  4. Very cute. I love the ruffle as well! It's a great way to repurpose a fun fabric and some memories. I'd love for you to share at my weekly link party! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/12/everything-but-kitchen-sink_16.html

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  5. the ruffle is wonderful! I love to make things out of the outgrown items...you wouldn't be able to buy the material for the projects for that low bargain price of FREE and you get the memory carrying on as well!

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  6. Oh my goodness, I love this! I can see why you had a hard time parting with it! The skirt was adorable, and the pillow is perfect. Nice job!

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  7. So creative!!! I love the color too! Great job.
    Bonnie :)

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  8. Agreed...I love the ruffle! And the Christmas tree pillow is adorable too! Gotta follow your blog, it's too cute!

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  9. I love it! The ruffle is gorgeous and the material looks so soft . . .

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  10. What a sweet idea! It looks great on her bed! Hope you'll come link up to Made with Love Monday :) The party will be open until Friday so feel free to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  11. I heart everything with ruffles! I can't get enough of 'em :) Your pillow turned out so cute! Great idea, too.

    Take care,
    ~Michelle

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  12. Hehe, I love what you did with my skirt, Mommy! :)

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  13. That is such a great idea! Having a little keepsake from earlier years is wonderful. You had me at the green and the ruffle :)

    -Rene

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  14. Aren't you smart! This is such a cute pillow. I love the ruffle...very creative.

    Hope you have a merry Christmas! :)

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  15. Great job! This looks really cute.

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  16. I came over to say "hi" and thank you for the votes (appreciated soooo much!)and I got totally hooked on all your creations! What a fabulous blog you have. LOVE it! This repurposed pillow is amazing. I loved the skirt, but to be able to use it as a pillow too. Fantastic.

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  17. Hi Brandi,

    I tried to email you but you have a 'no reply' email address when I tried to reply directly to you.

    Mulled wine is red wine with lots of mulled spices - and it's HEAVENLY!! I mix it half and hlaf with orange juice so I don't get too tiddly!!

    Mince pies are little pies filled with chopped dried fruit, distilled spirits and spices. Sounds a bit odd written down but they are one of my favourite Christmas foods!

    What are your favourite things to eat at Christmas time?

    By the way, Brandi, congratualtions on being featured the other day. I think it was at the CSI project, is that right? You're so clever with the things that you make.

    Merry Christmas, my lovely,

    Sarahx

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  18. Such a great idea for preserving a treasured memory! Love how you kept the ruffle as a simple and elegant design feature! :)

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  19. I love your pillow re-dos! I love how cute your skirt turned out and so get the emotional attachment/great memories with our kids' clothes. Such a great way to keep an old favorite around.

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  20. Hi! I featured your project today! Hope you can stop by and grab a button! Have a great New Year!
    alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

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  21. What an adorable upcycle! I love the ruffle, too.

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  22. What a cute idea and great way to hold onto the memories!

    Sherryd

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  23. Oh I just love this pillow too, and how smart to reuse an old skirt, it brings a lot of fun memories as well!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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