The Ultimate Re-Purposing

Remember this shirt?

shirt, top

And now, 5 years later…

a belle, a bean & a chicago dog

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79 Responses to The Ultimate Re-Purposing
  1. Melissa
    August 17, 2010 | 9:06 pm

    ADORABLE!!!

  2. And Miles To Go...
    August 17, 2010 | 9:08 pm

    that is awesome. Love the color!

  3. Mama P
    August 17, 2010 | 9:10 pm

    Oh wow! That is totally awesome, and adorable! Wanna come work magic on my clothes lol

  4. Lindsay
    August 17, 2010 | 9:11 pm

    That is adorable!

  5. Leanne (From Chaos Comes Happiness!)
    August 17, 2010 | 9:17 pm

    That is the CUTEST thing I’ve ever seen!!!! Absolutely the best!

  6. andygirl
    August 17, 2010 | 9:40 pm

    I LOVE that. makes me want to save all of my clothes for future children.

  7. Katie
    August 17, 2010 | 10:01 pm

    Look at you going green and recycling! ; )

  8. Natalie
    August 17, 2010 | 10:12 pm

    I.LOVE.IT!! Liz that’s the best idea ever! I wish I would’ve thought of that! So did you have to hem/resize it?

  9. Crafty Mummy
    August 17, 2010 | 10:38 pm

    Oh clever girl!! So cute

  10. Julie
    August 17, 2010 | 10:39 pm

    Awww…..perfect!

  11. Kristin @ Ellie-Town
    August 17, 2010 | 10:45 pm

    Hysterical! It’s absolutely adorable on her!

  12. Amanda
    August 17, 2010 | 11:07 pm

    I’d have to say that’s the perfect repurpose!

  13. Joy
    August 17, 2010 | 11:27 pm

    What an absolutely FABULOUS idea!! I have a couple of those style maternity tops {we’re “done” and I just haven’t wanted to part with them}…and now I know exactly what to do with them!! Thank you. Brilliant!

  14. alicia
    August 17, 2010 | 11:29 pm

    LOVE it! How clever are you?

  15. Amy
    August 17, 2010 | 11:46 pm

    Wow…that totally works. Too bad I only have boys. Oh…and too bad I gave away all my maternity clothes. : P

  16. Melissa (Confessions of a Dr.Mom)
    August 17, 2010 | 11:55 pm

    Oh my gosh! She is adorable in that top/dress! Now I’m bummed I didn’t save my maternity tops..my daughter would have loved them…didn’t even think of it!

  17. Jenn
    August 18, 2010 | 12:24 am

    Oh my gosh So clever and sentimental! I love it!! ;) I have been a little MIA… keeping up with summer and blogging is hard to do!! ;)

  18. blackhuff
    August 18, 2010 | 12:59 am

    He he he! Good one

  19. Sian
    August 18, 2010 | 1:17 am

    Wow, that is the ultimate in re-purposing! It really suits her, she looks very sweet :D

  20. Sisterlisa
    August 18, 2010 | 1:35 am

    That’s so sweet! The green is so refreshing. Reminds me of a Granny Smith apple. :)

  21. Danielle
    August 18, 2010 | 2:47 am

    Now that’s a great idea!! Too cute!! I tried to do something like that with my daughter and she looked at me in disgust! lol!

  22. amandab
    August 18, 2010 | 2:56 am

    Wow, that IS awesome!

    Happy WW!

  23. amy
    August 18, 2010 | 4:29 am

    oww what happened to the shirt? Why did it become so small?

  24. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli
    August 18, 2010 | 5:05 am

    Well done. Did you sew it up yourself?

  25. Gruneisen Family News
    August 18, 2010 | 6:31 am

    Best. Idea. Ever! I love when items get re-purposed!

  26. Amy
    August 18, 2010 | 6:37 am

    How cute! I love it ~ see your sewing class you took came in handy with this recycle project! ;) Great Job – it looks so cute on her!

  27. Beth
    August 18, 2010 | 6:53 am

    that is so something I would do. Except that boys don’t wear dresses.

  28. Sarah at the Stroller Ballet
    August 18, 2010 | 7:03 am

    LOVE this! She (and you) look adorable! That’s a great idea too.

  29. Angie
    August 18, 2010 | 7:13 am

    Awesome!! Thank God I had a little boy because my shirts during pregnancy would have been more like a tent and less like a pretty little dress! hahaha

  30. Larisa
    August 18, 2010 | 7:24 am

    Girl that is awesome! I didnt know you knew how to sew!

    I went to ff last night. Stephanie was not there either. It was hard it kicked my butt!

  31. Shannon
    August 18, 2010 | 7:28 am

    That’s so great! I’ll have to remember this trick!

  32. Courtney
    August 18, 2010 | 7:45 am

    What a great idea! I’d have never thought of that. Although, as big as I was I’m pretty sure my maternity clothes would drown Presley.

  33. Jen
    August 18, 2010 | 7:48 am

    You know, I am impressed. Not that she can use it as a dress but that you actually were able to wear it too.

  34. Maureen
    August 18, 2010 | 8:09 am

    OMG too cute! :D Love, love, love your creativity, Mama!

  35. secret mom thoughts
    August 18, 2010 | 8:15 am

    Great re purposing.

  36. JDaniel4's Mom
    August 18, 2010 | 8:24 am

    This worked out to be a perfect dress.

  37. KLZ
    August 18, 2010 | 8:30 am

    That is so cute, I don’t even know what to do with myself.

  38. Meg
    August 18, 2010 | 8:37 am

    Seriously adorable!

  39. blueviolet
    August 18, 2010 | 8:42 am

    You are just the most clever of the clever!

  40. Amanda
    August 18, 2010 | 8:47 am

    Gosh…I wish I had a dress like that! Stylish little lady you got there!

  41. Bethany
    August 18, 2010 | 9:13 am

    brilliant!!

  42. Ashley @ Just Another Mom of 2
    August 18, 2010 | 9:22 am

    Oh my goodness, that actually made me tear up! I LOVE that! How sweet!

  43. Lula Lola
    August 18, 2010 | 9:25 am

    That’s just the great thing! You both looked darling in it!

  44. Missy
    August 18, 2010 | 9:25 am

    Extremely clever. Look at you! Crafty, cute and green (as in eco-friendly, not the color of the shirt).

  45. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points
    August 18, 2010 | 9:26 am

    Aww….too too adorable!

    And green! I’m on a green kick these days.

  46. Bossy Betty
    August 18, 2010 | 9:41 am

    Oh! This is just fantastic!

  47. Christina Egner
    August 18, 2010 | 9:51 am

    Now that is clever!!!!

  48. Nicole @ Help! Mama Remote...
    August 18, 2010 | 10:11 am

    Liz! You ROCK! Your are a MOMSIGNER. lol I’m about to look in my closet now!

  49. Alyson -- Common Sense, Dancing
    August 18, 2010 | 10:35 am

    Wow — how crafty. Get thee over to In Pursuit of Martha Points so you can get what’s owed you. That’s worth a bucket o’ points, at least!!

  50. CatSynth
    August 18, 2010 | 10:44 am

    That does work well as a dress. Very clever.

  51. Wordy Owl
    August 18, 2010 | 10:52 am

    Love it! Such a good idea!

  52. Megan
    August 18, 2010 | 11:01 am

    Genius!!! I’ve been giving my daughter my old babydoll t-shirts for night gowns lately. I have finally accepted that babydoll t-shirts are not longer cute on my post-pregnancy body. But a shirt for a dress—that is inspired! I might have to go through my old maternity tanks now.

  53. Michelle
    August 18, 2010 | 11:16 am

    Wow that is getting the most out of one piece of clothing.

  54. Poppy Marler
    August 18, 2010 | 11:24 am

    How did you even think to do that? I love it! Recycling at it’s finest.

  55. ModernMom
    August 18, 2010 | 11:28 am

    That is brilliant!

  56. Salt
    August 18, 2010 | 11:36 am

    OMG it’s PERFECT!!! What a great idea!

  57. Nichole
    August 18, 2010 | 12:49 pm

    Now that is brilliant! You smartypants!

  58. Mommy C
    August 18, 2010 | 1:13 pm

    So cute!!!

    I am a first time visitor and I look forward to checking out the rest of your blog. :)

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  60. Denise@TogetherWeSave
    August 18, 2010 | 1:42 pm

    Wow – that is an awesome idea!!

  61. Hannah
    August 18, 2010 | 12:45 pm

    what a great idea! She looks so cute in it just like you did!

  62. Crystal
    August 18, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    Oh how cute! I love that! I’ve been trying harder to save my old shirts or Lily’s old dresses so I can start making stuff out of them. Love the idea of reusing.

  63. Lori
    August 18, 2010 | 2:10 pm

    What a great idea for a little dress. Gosh girl you sure do get lots of comments. That’s so awesome!

  64. Michaela
    August 18, 2010 | 2:42 pm

    That’s a great idea and it looks so cute as a dress!

  65. Mrs.Mayhem
    August 18, 2010 | 3:49 pm

    Oh my gosh, how funny. I bet you didn’t imagine using the top that way when you were wearing it!

  66. Stefanie
    August 18, 2010 | 6:45 pm

    Now that is awesome!!!

  67. Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds
    August 18, 2010 | 7:58 pm

    That’s a great idea! She looks so cute in it!

  68. Katie@SassySillySpunkyMomma
    August 18, 2010 | 8:16 pm

    Great idea!

  69. Jackie
    August 18, 2010 | 8:45 pm

    That’s an amazing idea!! I think I still have some maternity clothes that I can turn into something for one of my girls!

  70. Christy
    August 18, 2010 | 8:45 pm

    what an awesome idea! love it!

  71. Making It Work Mom
    August 18, 2010 | 9:28 pm

    So cute!! I love it.
    I just noticed the other night that my ten year old was wearing an old t-shirt of mine from college. Can you say it is 19 years old!!!!! Unbelievable. I did kind of like it though!

  72. Uyen
    August 18, 2010 | 10:44 pm

    Damn Liz! I can’t believe you still have the top! Do you not clean out your closet or something? LOL! But this is the best WW pix I have seen today!

  73. Tonya
    August 19, 2010 | 2:09 am

    What a sweet and wonderful idea!

  74. Alexandra
    August 19, 2010 | 11:59 am

    I love this!! HOw sweet! I was thinking how cute it would look to have these 2 photos up, side by side.

    ADORABLE.

  75. Karen G
    August 19, 2010 | 2:18 pm

    Oh my word, this is CUTE!! And when she gets too tall, it can be a shirt for her! :> I love having that option with a sweet girl!

  76. Sherri
    August 19, 2010 | 7:22 pm

    OK, that rocks as the best re-purposing I’ve seen in a while! And, I love that it was one of YOUR favorites while prego…

  77. Darrin
    August 20, 2010 | 5:02 pm

    HA! Too cute!! Nice job!!

  78. Cameron
    August 21, 2010 | 9:59 pm

    I think this is awesome! Such a good idea! I’m totally going to do things like this!

  79. Tracie
    August 9, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    Genius!!

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