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Cleaning out my closet is hard for me.  I'm not to the level of a hoarder, but I don't like letting things go.  So I was really sad when I discovered that one of my favorite polos had a small stain in the front.  I hate that something so small could be so noticeable!  But why waste a perfectly good shirt when I can cover the stain up?  So that's what I did!

My stained polo and the fabric that will save it.

Stains on the front of my favorite polo

Using one of my daughter's dresses as a guide, I cut the length of the shirt down to a 12-18m size.  Then I cut off the sleeves and excess fabric down the sides, allowing extra fabric for seams.  Once I sewed the sides together, I then had the basic shape for the dress.  Nothing too complicated. 

 

Now to deal with that pesky stain.  After digging through my stockpile of fabric, I found a pastel plaid that my mother-in-law gave me.  Perfect!  I cut two strips long enough to reach from the collar to the hem and stitched them on with a zig-zag to both attach and finish the fabric.

To compliment the two stripes in the front I cut a larger strip of fabric to hem the dress.  I then cut two crescent shaped pieces to serve as the sleeves.  I finished the sleeves using a zig-zag stitch.  Now all I have to do is wait for my daughter to learn to walk so she can wear it!

 Upcycled Toddler Polo Dress

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