08 March 2008
The problem with having a realitively tall young lady in my house is that the clothes that fit are always too short. Take for instance the dress that I bought her at the garage sale last weeekend. I thought it was an adorable dress, washed it up and got it ready for her to wear to the baby shower on Sunday. Then I put it on and it is too short. She bends over and the whole world sees the diaper. Ugh. So I have one hour to figure something out. Since I live too far from a decent store in which to buy something like that in the hour I have, I decided the sewing machine was calling. I tried tracing a pair of her panties onto material and making a diaper cover from scratch but by the time that all the seams were finished (rather crudely... I was in a hurry after all) I think it might have fit a baby doll or maybe a newborn. Try again... Now we are down to half an hour though. So I start looking around the house. Ah Ha! That's it! I found an old stained onsie and went to work. I chopped of the top half, made a channel for the elastic and whoo ho! I have a diaper cover!!!! And best yet, I have a left over short shirt to put under overalls or what not. Just cause it has some stains on it doesn't render it completely useless.... after all it is called being thrifty!
Posted by Meagan at 8:33 AM