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March 8, 2018

A THRIFTY NOR' "EASTER"

Hey there!  Just before our area was gifted with a windy, slushy mess yesterday, I scrambled to get some errands done.  On my list was visiting a new-to-me little thrift shop, and a mission to find a very particular something.  I scored!

So, pay attention moms with little tots; this one's for you!

My vision was toddler size clothing that could be turned into Easter egg hunt gathering bags.

Ta-da!
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©Linda Nelson 2018

Aren't they adorable?  And, after the egg gathering activities are over, these fashionable little vessels can hold socks, mittens, trinkets or any little clutch of goodies. 

For the dress, I simply turned it inside out, sewed the bottom shut, then turned it back to right side out.  With a few machine stitches, I reinforced the straps to handle the weight of anything stashed inside.
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©Linda Nelson 2018
The process was basically the same for the overalls, though I did cut off the leg/crotch snaps and reduce the length of the legs.
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©Linda Nelson 2018
You can even take it a step further and adorn them with bows, colorful buttons, appliques, etc....

Now, go raid your kid's wardrobe and get creative!

4 comments:

  1. So cute and creative! Those remind me of clothes pin bags that my grandma had "back in the day".

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    1. Yes, just like a vintage clothespin bag. I'll be using the dress to store plastic bags. An adult size pair of overalls would make a great market bag, too. Just cut off the legs and sew the bottom shut. Thanks for visiting, Donna!

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  2. What a cute idea! And a great alternative to all of those easter baskets that accumulate over the years!

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    1. Thank you, Allison. Kids can stash a variety of things inside them all year long.

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