Friday, November 15, 2013


Pink Tutu Skirt Upcycle

There is nothing quite as girly as a pink tutu and in my case a pink tutu skirt upcycle.  I was going through our closets and I happened upon a beautiful dress.  It had once belonged to my Tiffany and I noticed that the bottom was a lovely pink tutu that I could see being a skirt in another life.  

So I decided right then and there that I was going to give this beautiful dress that new life as a skirt. 

First I removed the pretty flowers, ties and buttons from the dress and then I cut the skirt off the top.  I will use these pretties later for sure....

Then I stitched a thin ribbon onto the skirt. 

 I folded the ribbon over and stitched a pocket for elastic.  I left an opening to put the elastic into the skirt.  Then I pulled the elastic through and closed the opening in the ribbon. 

Just like that and in about an hour, I had a beautiful pink tutu skirt that fits me beautifully and my daughter's dress now has a new life. 

I sew love making beautiful things and I love to recycle and reuse, so this project was perfect. 

I think I might have to make a new handbag to match my new skirt.  I have this dress in a smaller size that was once my June Bug's dress.  Hummm........

Maybe I will have one to show off in my next post. 

I got a new swing dress and I had to alter it so that it fit me correctly.  I can't wait to wear it out with my Eric. 

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I am also working on a new Button Bracelet.  This will be like my Doni Button Bracelet (Seen Here).  However, this one will be Beverly Button Bracelet.   I am waiting on some vintage glass buttons but here is what I have collected so far.  I think it will be beautiful!

I love beautiful Buttons!

Fall is here and soon I might even be able to wear my winter coat.  I got it cleaned and ready just in case. 

Be sure to come back and visit.  
Future post will include:
More Limoges
Christmas Decorating
Christmas Gift making including a purple tutu, Bible cover, jewelry and more. 

See you soon.......

Hugs, Beverly

Tea Cottage Pretties


  1. Oh wow Beverly!
    Now I see what you do when you feel good! You peruse your daughters closets and make gorgeous clothing!
    That sweet dress turned skirt is awesome...and so pretty! It looks so great on you with your whole outfit...especially that awesome pink winter coat!!!! And those buttons you have for your new bracelet! That's going to be awesome. I can't wait to see it when you get it done!
    Love your photos! You always dress like a Queen!

    1. Hello Doni, so glad to have you stop by and see me!!!! You are always so sweet. Yeah, I could not help myself with this one. It did make a cute skirt. :) Loving our weather and hoping to actually get to wear my coat this year. Hugs, Beverly

  2. Too cute! What a great recycle!

  3. Thank you Jann, I wanted to tell that I LOVE you blog!!! I am so glad we found each other, Hugs, Beverly

  4. Hello, I also like the shabby chic style ! I invite you to visit my blog. I also like porcelain, vintage things, embroderie , etc . Hugs .

    1. Hello Gislene, thank you so much for visiting, commenting and following!!!! I am delighted to have you with me. I paid your blog a visit and I love you decor. Your mirror is darling. I am following you back. Hugs, Beverly

  5. Just lovely! I love your blog! So glad I popped by :)

  6. Hello Jennelise, thank you for visiting. I stopped by and I saw your beautiful decorations!!! You have inspired me to get busy again on my own Christmas Decorations. Hugs, Beverly

  7. Thank you so much for stopping by to visit. Hugs, Beverly

  8. This came out so cute. Great job. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned Link Party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above


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