What Would Celina Do?

Today is a day that several of us are letting Celina from Petit a Petit know how awesome she is. (and it is all a surprise!) As you may know, she was my partner-in-crime from our Shades of Me series.  Not only do I think she is really talented, I consider her one of my really good friends and truly value her opinion.  We crossed paths very randomly and it was one of the best things that could have happened to me.   

So, check out what we all made after being inspired by her!

So, when presented with this challenge from my other lovely friend Laura of Craftstorming , I knew that I would want to do a refashion, since Celina is the queen of refashions.   Then, I realized I could also add her Faux Peter Pan collar tutorial into the mix because, well, I love peter pan collars!

I took some of my old clothes and some of Ainsley’s old clothes….
And I created this!
To make my old cardigan fit Ainsley, I laid one of her cardigans on top of mine and I cut around it, allowing 1/2 inch seam allowance.  I cut the length of the bodice and sleeves to size.  Then, I just sewed it all together.  Easy peasy!

Using Celina’s peter pan collar tutorial as an inspiration, I drafted some faux collars using an old knit shirt of Ainsley’s.  I ironed on Wonder Under to secure.

I used an old shirt of Ainsley’s as a template on my old shirt.  Because I was cutting up a woven shirt, I made sure to leave lots of ease, otherwise it wouldn’t fit properly.  
I know I didn’t quite follow her tutorial for the collar, but it was most definitely an inspiration.  For this collar, I added some blanket stitching to the edges for fun.

Another one of my inspirations is how she always seems to add the coolest, most unique touches.   So, instead of just normal side seams, why not add some extra lace?

Celina, I hope you know how much we all love you and admire you! I am sure you are pretty surprised right about now… just know that I am so so happy that I have met you and become friends with you.  Getting to know you has truly been a pleasure.

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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.
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18 Responses to What Would Celina Do?

  1. Olga Becker @ Kid Approved February 19, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    That the coolest shirt! Love the lace detail. Cool stitching on the collar too!

  2. ellzabelle February 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    I love it! I’m really into peter pan collars for my daughter right now, they’re so sweet. Will be doing that on her Caroline…… This outfit is really my style-loving it!

  3. Elisa Clark February 19, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    So cute!!

  4. Celina February 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Hi Ainsley! What a crazy cool outfit you have there. You are one lucky girl, because your mom is amazing!!! I just want to say that I am so pleased our paths have crossed as well, you are an amazing friend and inspiration and well this is just too much. I don’t really know what to say. I promise to be back and comment when I am no longer in shock. Thank you. xxxx

  5. Mie Brindle February 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    LOVE this whole outfit and the photos too. Stripy Peter Pan collars – yes please!

  6. Erin || Sewbon.com February 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    This is ADORABLE! And totally Celina! 🙂

  7. christina February 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    i want that shirt! how cute is all of that! and of course the first pic just cracks me up:) we have the most amazing group of girls!

  8. Toni-Maree from Sew Jereli February 19, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    Oh my Hayley, this outfit is so incredible. I love the lace details, SO Celina! You have done an awesome job, I want you to sew me an outfit now 🙂 haha x

  9. Palak February 19, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

    Love her face on the first picture, what a cutie!!! The entire outfit is amazing!

  10. Jane@Buzzmills February 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm #

    Oh I love that shirt…the entire outfit came together so beautifully! Love it! 🙂

  11. thingsforboys February 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

    I love that you’ve done a whole complimentary outfit. Love the little details

  12. Natalie R February 20, 2014 at 12:35 am #

    Very sweet and very creative Hayley!!! I love the idea of the lace side seams. And hey, I certainly recognize that last pic, green no more, hehehe!!!


  13. Trine (groovybaby) February 20, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    Beautiful Hayley – and very Celina-ish!


  14. Farrah G February 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    I love what you’ve done with the shirt. Looks like something from a Parisian boutique.

  15. Ty Bebe February 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    Perfect. And Ainsley is the perfect little model!

  16. small + friendly February 20, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    You are an up cycling genius!

  17. Laura February 25, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

    I love this Hayley! It’s amazing you made the whole outfit from your old clothes and you added so many lovely details. I especially love the lace side seams. I’m so happy you were able to join in with this 🙂

  18. Laura February 25, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

    I love this Hayley! It’s amazing you made the whole outfit from your old clothes and you added so many lovely details. I especially love the lace side seams. I’m so happy you were able to join in with this 🙂

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