Mar 9, 2010

Sewing Project #1 - Accent Pillows


The first project I decided to do was accent pillows for Allie's bed.  Her room is becoming mostly white, tans, and some accent pinks and turquoise.  

I made these pillows out of my bridesmaid linen skirt from my sister's wedding.  I had only worn it once since July 2008, so I decided I should probably get rid of it or use it for something else.  

Here is a pic of the skirt: (I'm the one holding the baby)

And here is the pic of the skirt, revisited:

I used some pom pom fringe I had picked up at my local thrift store, which came in this ginormous bag of lace for $2 :)

Doesn't it make you want one of these?

Or to do this to one of your chairs?

Too bad I don't have more of it...

Remember, I still have 2 more projects to finish...so stay tuned :)

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26 comments:

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Awesome idea! I have several bridesmaid dresses that could get a new life somewhere else! Thanks for the inspiration!

Blessings, Grace

Natalie said...

I love the pillows! They look great!

Jane said...

Hey, what pretty pillows you made! And I love that you re-used your skirt fabric. Way to think outside the box! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday! Oh, and I followed too. :)

Charlotte said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You are a crafty young woman. Love the chair! I read about your daughter loving horses and would like to suggest the Dreamworks movie "Spirit". It is about a young horse and his adventures. There is almost no human talking. Great movie. Good luck.

Creations By Cindy said...

Wow is all I can say! Beautiful!

Laura said...

What pretty pillows! It's such a great idea.

Misty said...

Beautiful pillows!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!!

Jamie Clark said...

Ha ha! Sorry you didn't like the skirt. I'm glad you found some use for it though. :) They turned out cute!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I think making pillows out of the skirt was a great idea. They turned out very well.

TheSmithHotel said...

Very Cute! I love pom poms!
Jody

Stacey said...

Great way to savor a dress with such a great memory attached to it! I love it and the pom poms! Thanks for sharing!

The Frugal Designer said...

This is so cute, I love the upcycling idea and what you chose to make with it!

Julie said...

That's great. I'm going to have to dig up some old bridesmaids dresses!

Lanie Ree said...

I love throw pillows! Those poms are adorable. If only I had kept my old bridesmaid dresses...

Thank you for linking up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

concretenprimroses said...

Very nice redo. You are lucky you had a linen dress, and such a pretty blue!
Kathy

Susan said...

Your pillows are very pretty. I love it that you recycled your bridesmaid skirt. I always like things to be recycled versus landing in a land fill or hanging in a closet and never worn again.

fawnda said...

very cute pillows! I love the pompoms! :) I Love the color too! I love a good repurpose!

creativejewishmom.com said...

I love the pillows! it's nice to see a slightly different shape and the color, well it's my favorite! I'm so happy to see a new face at Craft Schooling Sunday and hope to see you every week! I'll be sharing these pillows with readers next week!
all the best, Sara

Andy Porter said...

Love the pillows! We should have a "What can you do with bridesmaids clothes" party. Ha ha ha.. Everyone must have a skirt or dress that they've only worn once or twice. Great idea. I love the tassley thingies.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Great idea! It's nice that you were able to make something that you can use and will remind you of the day. Great trim too!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

Matty said...

Your sister chose a pretty shade of blue for her wedding party. And you have quite the talent turning your skirt into pillows.

Denise Marie said...

Very sweet transformation!! I bet it takes you back to that lovely event. I'll take that chaise lounge!! lol

Recycled Rita said...

Those are darling! I LOVE pom-pom fringe! karen...

Style Sisters said...

Love the pillows! They are so cute! My daughter will soon be moving to the SLC area. You two have a lot in common. Her blog is http://peterandmadeline.blogspot.com/
Karin

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Hi Jessica!
Cute and recycled, I love it!
Totally, that's what I did with a $3 ikat tank top from Marshall's... http://adventuresindressmaking.blogspot.com/2010/02/recycling-tank-into-trendy-ikat-pillow.html
Wish it were real ikat, it's just printed...

The Persimmon Perch said...

What a great way to clean out the closet. They look great. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules