Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Girlying up a boys jacket

Spring is also the time to review children's warderobe to see what still fits and which items have to be replaced.
Passing clothes from brother to sister requires some creative recycling (don't ask me how it works the other way, with the mountains of pink and glitter one sees in girlswear these days...).

I wanted my daughter to wear her brother's old navy blue jacket for spring but she refused.
So I decided to girly it up a bit, replacing the dark blue zipper tags with a red and pink ribbon, embroidering pink flowers along the collar and sewing on little cherries, made of green embroidery thread and red & dark orange wooden beads.

In this picture she is matching her new jacket with her brother's brown pants but I think the butterfly cycling helmet helps finish the look...


  1. And how do you turn girl's pink wardrobe into boyish boy's one? Or it's easier to turn the boy..

  2. Ii, kjut, se vidi, da nima več nič proti :)

  3. Aww, great job! She looks lovely :)

  4. Sooo cute! You never would know it used to belong to a boy :)


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