I am so frugal. 'Cheap
So when anything we aren't wearing any more needs to be ousted, and really should be shipped off to the local charity store, I'm sorry to say poor old St Vinnie's misses out. I rip off buttons and zippers, chop off pieces of material, and generally make a real dog's breakfast out of old clothes, so I can make them into new clothes. Because I hate shopping for new clothes. My husband actually BEGS me to buy new clothes, and I refuse to. I know, I'm weird.
I saved these shirts of Paul's with button-ripping in mind, and decided to hold onto them in their entirety just in case I needed them while I was pregnant (I got HUGE!). Besides which, they cost fifty bucks each when he bought them. No wonder he's on at me to spend money on clothes. I think somebody has the guilts.
I found an awesome little vintage pattern on eBay for baby pinafores and rompers, replaced the pleats with gathers (that's because I'm lazy and marking pleats is too much hard work) and made baby Sophie some cute little pinafore tops out of her daddy's shirts and some floral scrap.
I'm looking at my fabric stash now, and I can see myself making LOADS of these. They are way fun and fast to make, and cheap as, on any day of the week! Apologies, Sophie May, but you're going to have to get used to wearing your father's hand-me-downs. Take that!