Here at Ginger Root, we’ve done a lot of revamps in the past 4 years. We’ve reworked people’s mothers’, grandmothers’, fathers’, and even grandfathers’ clothing. But Amelia’s project was a first. She brought us a dress from her toddler-hood, for us to remake into a scarf!

First off, look at this darling dress! Of course she’d kept it! The Liberty print is beautiful, and the smocking across the top? Adorable. (It was so cute and small, putting it on this hanger to photograph was a bit of a struggle.) But the fabric had a bit too much wear to continue life as a garment for kiddos, and anyways, why should they get all the cuteness?
Amelia-before-low-res I let down the hem to get maximum width, and cut two panels. Then I lined it, using a slightly stained shirt that Amelia also brought in (she’s a master re-purposer!). The result is this skinny, two-toned scarf. Lightweight and colorful, it’s a perfect transitional accessory to wear between seasons, or to keep in the office for when that too-cold-central-air kicks back in.

Do you have an item that you just love the fabric on but it just isn’t working as is? Give us a call to schedule an appointment at (202)567-7668 or email us at and we can help brainstorm!

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