I've been hitting the children's closets hard this week. Parting with their outgrown clothing is always difficult for me, but it has to be done. I cannot keep several bins of baby clothes PER CHILD solely for sentimental reasons.
Getting around this, I've been sorting into 3 piles: keep, sell/donate, and restyle. It's a gold mine of fabric, buttons, and lining. And so much more rewarding than buying new stuff. First up was a newer purchase that needed a simple fix. I love those body doubles from the Gap and my favorite for the baby still fit but was long sleeved. It is now June in Texas, we have little need for sleeves. I fretted over getting rid of it and then remembered I spent loads of time last year learning to sew knits. In all of ten minutes, I shortened the sleeves and hemmed them with a twin needle and voila! A summer outfit perfect for scooting around the house.
I'm hoping to sew up a few tee + short sets this weekend for the baby's birthday. I have some jersey set aside, but I'm also taking a good look at our stash of receiving blankets. This has made a daunting task much more fun. It's like a treasure hunt.
(P.S. I desperately want to just be rid of all this stuff and donate it somewhere but my husband insists on trying to sell. Any opinions on resale shop vs. (gulp) garage sale?)