Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Upcycle: Old "onesies" + applique ...

I'm a big fan of repurposing ... anything and everything.  Now that Ms Ro is in my world, I see that the possibilities are endless. She grows out of things so quickly!  Some things will find their way to consignment sales and thrift stores. But cheap Target onesies (babygrows)?  Probably not.  

I love orange but the kiddie clothing industry is less enamored with the color than me.  So I chopped up a summer onesie to add some color to a long-sleeved bodysuit.  If you don't already know how to use "wonder-under" or some other wonder substance that turns any fabric into an iron-on transfer, then you're missing out.  Below is my creation:







I also found the best tutorial recently on Crap I've Made (gotta love the name) and used it to create the onesies below for friends expecting a boy in December. I bought the bodysuits new at a Carters outlet. The "ties" are made from used t-shirts I got at a consignment sale. And a couple of old summer onesies.  Total cost for the three: $12.