With the new year comes a fresh start and the added incentive to tidy and declutter.  I was sorting through some of my youngest daughter’s clothing, picking out things that were too small that we could donate to charity.  One sweet little dress had a bad marker stain on the upper left front, so figuring no one would want it I got a little creative and reworked it into a new dress for my daughter’s American Girl doll.  Now we have a nice little keepsake made from a well loved dress and the dress has a new life that will provide enjoyment for years to come.  I’m not a sewer by any stretch, but with a little ingenuity I think it turned out pretty well.

The dress before.

The same dress after.