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Re-pursposing: Knit Capri’s


This is the second half of the outfit I began yesterday.


I used the sleeves to make the shirt yesterday….and the main part of the shirt to make the little capri’s. I love how comfy knit is and it makes some great leggings of any length. And it especially makes me smile because I didn’t spend a thing.


I used the same instructions that I used to make these pants. And I just cut from the main part of this shirt…..using the bottom hem of the shirt as the hem for the bottom of the capri’s. Quick little short-cuts.


**Remember to just find a similar pair of pants that you’d like to pattern after……then decide how long you’d like your capri’s to be and adjust your measurements. (or make them into pants…..whatever you’d like.)


And matching it with yesterday’s shirt…..turned out to be so fun.


Okay, on to other projects for us grown ups next week…..and less for kids. I just get so excited seeing a new outfit out of nothing. But we have the fall season coming up and some rich colors and textures to start decorating with. Ahhhhh.

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Toni Elison says:

    You are so talented!
    Absolutely love your ideas!!
    Keep it up!!

  2. DB says:

    I love this idea! Very cute and I have lots of shirts that could be used for this..thanks so much for sharing such a great idea!

  3. Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys says:

    You are so talented! What a great matching outfit you made. I am inspired.

  4. Angel says:

    Absolutely Brilliant! I love it!

  5. jodi says:

    Brilliant! If only you'd thought of this about 15 years ago.

  6. vmsb says:

    this is adorable – so what do you do when your cutie pie out grows your creations? ; )

  7. Our Family says:

    Ashley- I love reading your blog…and am just now starting to follow some of your ideas. I absolutely love your creativity.. keep it flowing because I hope it rubs off on me!

  8. Luv the Hair says:

    I can't keep up with you! I want to make everything, it is all so cute. Thanks for the ideas and tutorials:)

  9. linda says:

    SOOOO cute!!

  10. Juliana says:

    Wow, you are simply a genius! That's so amazing!

  11. Angie says:

    What a cute outfit!! You make it look so easy – I want to try it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Grace @ One Craft Girl's Corner says:

    I love it! It's so adorable and wallet friendly!

  13. Me and My Family says:

    very cute! I love your re purposing stuff. I have a bunch of maternity shirts that I'd love to use for something else!
    p.s. I found out that you might be neighbors with my dear friend Shauna Wilwand. Is that true?

  14. Amy says:

    okay the shirt was super cute… but add the capris- wow! So adorable! I love it!

  15. Heather says:

    This is great and every since your posts I have been looking at my shirts to see which can be refashioned for my daughter – love it!!!!

  16. Curtis and Dani Welton says:

    I LOVE it! That would look so cute with a little jean skirt over the capris. Awww

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