I came in a very close second place this round of So You Think You’re Crafty!
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Here was my entry
Rainy Day Redo: An Upcycling Challenge.
I found a set of cute heart curtains at the thrift store
And an umbrella that was slightly torn and old
And created a hooded rain jacket and umbrella to match!
Of course, I had to paint rain boots to coordinate 🙂
Super fun, right?
I used the Annabelle Jacket pattern by Peek a Boo Patterns as my base. I removed the ruffle around the neckline and widen it a bit, plus added a hood! I love the little button plackets on the sleeves.
Plus, it has pockets, which are always a huge hit with Ainsley!
There is also a pretty sash to tie at the front.
Remember my Rainboot Redo Tutorial?
I took those same red rainboots and painted them a pretty shade of blue to match her new jacket and umbrella.
Perfect for jumping in muddy puddles:)
The umbrella was definitely a fun thing to make and I promise a full tutorial soon. It was created by stripping the old umbrella, adding vinyl to the curtain fabric, piecing it all together, and then sewing it back onto the old frame.
Even though I didn’t win this week, I love my creation and I know that it will get tons of use!
Whoops, someone lost a boot!
Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.