Up-cycled: New Peg Bag Out An Old Afternoon Tea Dress

Up-cycled: New Peg Bag Out An Old Afternoon Tea Dress.

Up-cycled: New Peg Bag Out An Old Afternoon Tea Dress

Up-cycled: New Peg Bag Out An Old Afternoon Tea Dress:

Arr don’t you just hate it when you keep leaving something that really winds you up? Silly little things that really bug you but you do nothing to make it better?

One thing that has really been bugging me all through the summer holidays is the hole in my Peg bag!!

It really wound me up every time you put the washing out, grab one peg and 5 fall out with the hole in the bottom.

Pick 5 up and 3 more fall out, before you know it there all over the garden so you walk off and leave them, haha…

Looking back I should have put a peg on it!!

I was going to sew it, though it is getting old and faded I decided to make a new one.

I brought this dress earlier this year from the  car boot sale.

I love polka dots and really love this dress but when your buying a bargain you forget your allergic to Nylon!!

So after a hour of wearing my hands went numb.

Up-cycled: New Peg Bag Out An Old Afternoon Tea Dress

I cut the top off, turned it inside out and did a few rows of sewing to make sure no pegs get out along the bottom and sewn inside the sleeves to make sure none escape here too!!

A little top stitching down the sides and added a coat hanger, Yeah I love my new peg bag…

Now I have something fun planned to make with the material from the skirt and a big wooden basket, that’s when I  find some spare time πŸ™‚

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24 Comments

  1. List Addict
    29th August 2013 / 10:27 am

    That is so cute and ingenious! Have to say too that I love the new look of the blog. Good work xxx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th September 2013 / 3:43 pm

      Aww thank you, glad you like the new blog look πŸ™‚

  2. mothers shadow
    29th August 2013 / 6:25 pm

    Fun site, I'm a new follower. Carrie

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th September 2013 / 7:10 pm

      Hi thanks for following πŸ™‚

  3. amy mayen
    29th August 2013 / 6:19 pm

    Oooo CJ, I love to see you sewing! A great refashion…I can't wait to see what you do with the skirt!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th September 2013 / 3:44 pm

      Thanks Amy, you always set me off wanting to sew πŸ™‚

  4. Ariane Lasalle
    29th August 2013 / 6:31 pm

    Very good idea Claire!It's been years since i used a peg bag, us North American put everything in the dryer or clothe rack indoors – Ariane xo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th September 2013 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Ariane, whoo I have so much washing being 6 of us…

  5. Margarett Murphy
    29th August 2013 / 6:46 pm

    What a brilliant idea,,looks so good .

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th September 2013 / 7:11 pm

      Thanks :)x

  6. Helen
    29th August 2013 / 9:22 pm

    that is so vintage and niffty clever you xx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th September 2013 / 7:11 pm

      Aww thanks Helen πŸ™‚

  7. Winnie
    29th August 2013 / 10:15 pm

    I could hardly recognize the blog :)Looks terrific!!Wonderful idea with the dress! I like the color and the pattern but I admire your creativity

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th September 2013 / 7:12 pm

      Thanks so much Winnie, arr I love changing things around a bit, and my blog πŸ™‚

  8. gina caro
    30th August 2013 / 10:09 am

    What a fantastic way to reuse a dress. It looks great. I'd love it if you would link up with me on my blog for #ThriftyThursday. Only if you would like to of cause πŸ™‚ #PoCoLo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th September 2013 / 7:13 pm

      Hi Gina, thanks for the invite, will stop by tomorrow and link up πŸ™‚

  9. PinkOddy
    30th August 2013 / 10:57 am

    What a brilliant idea – I love it. Nice dress too so would have been a shame to waste it.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th September 2013 / 7:14 pm

      Thanks, I love the dress so I'm glad I could use it, so wish it had have been a cotton dress, no way would I have cut it up…

  10. Jaime Oliver
    30th August 2013 / 1:31 pm

    my plastic peg holder has just been terminally dropped! i am going to have ago at this x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th September 2013 / 7:14 pm

      Whoo let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

  11. Katherines Corner
    1st September 2013 / 3:33 am

    i used to have an old peg bag made from some denim shorts, LOL your is terrific! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th September 2013 / 7:15 pm

      Whoo Katherine, yours sounds a great idea, thinking cap is on lol

  12. Lous Lake Views
    1st September 2013 / 1:07 pm

    What a fab idea, it looks great! #PoCoLo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th September 2013 / 7:16 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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