Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Upcycled school dress to teddy uniform! - Day 16 Use What You've Got

I've been saving my daughter's old school dresses. Ones that have become too worn to mend or patch. We've had a good few years use out of them - for both girls. 
I thought it would be fun to use the fabric to make things for them with.
I've made a few hair scrunchies in the past with them, but this time I thought I might make a keepsake for them.

I kept a couple of teddies the girls discarded at their last clean-out, with this project in mind!

Yesterday I took one teddy and one dress..

..and pieced together a mini school dress for teddy!

What do you think?
I think she may also need a school hat! I know there's an old spare one somewhere I could use...

Have you ever made anything from your kids old uniforms?

I also made a selection of bags from our swim club's old uniform shirts a little while ago! 

You can see what I made from those here.

Happy Upcycling!


  1. Super cute, Jill. Your girls will treasure those bears dressed in uniforms, in the years to come.

    1. Thanks Pam - they were very excited when they came back from school and saw it! I'd better get the other one done soon so they don't fight over that one!

  2. Aww what a sweet idea :)

    Thanks for sharing over at Creative Mondays..


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