Recently I've lost a bit of weight and one thing that is completely and utterly not worth the time to downsize is a pair of pants. I was happy to send most of my bottoms out to the thrift store, but I did keep one pair to make some Birdie's trousers and there was enough left over from those to have another go at the Wee Wonderfuls kitty.
(I realize that it sounds like I just contradicted myself above, about not being worth it to downsize pants but then making smaller pants from them, but that really is different and it is worth it to upcycle adult clothes to kids clothes.)
Anyway. Kitty. From pants. The gusset is from a curtain that used to hang in my old blue house that I originally received in a Craftster craft swap and the buttons are, of course, procured from Aunt Adeline's massive collection. You may recognize the dress fabric as scraps from from an old, old (it may now be vintage) Indietutes tutorial. The dress ribbon came from some holiday wrapping.
Now my favorite part. I would of never guessed that I would ever like anything that had plastic pony beads sewn on but I can't stop loving these little skates. They make me squee.
The leg warmers were made with a bit of poly-knit given to me from The Man's mom, who made a couple of turtle neck shirts for The Man and his brother when they were toddlers. It is scratchy. Poor boys. The Man still hates turtle necks to this day.
I have a couple more stuffies on the table, waiting for some fill. One is (no surprise) another deer, the smooth making of still eluding me. The other is a bunny of my own design. Whether or not it will be wearing roller skates is yet to be determined. I also have a pile of shirts to alter as part of a bit of costuming work I'm doing for community theatre... but that's a story for another day.