And then there’s Maddie, my neighbor girl.

You know, we all have those kids in our lives. No blood relation but they call you Aunt Beth anyway. Well, Maddie is one of those girls. I watched her grow up into a wonderful young woman. And yesterday I was one proud Auntie!!!

She had a pair of beloved denim shorts that started as jeans and as she grew taller ended up as shorts. But, Maddie just kept growing up and the shorts just kept getting shorter. So instead of just throwing them away, she headed off to the thrift store (be still my heart), found an old shirt with some awesome lace at the bottom (so proud), brought it over and together we made her shorts cute again.

Denim and Lace_edited-2

Denim and Lace

I love you Maddie!!!

~Aunt Beth

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26 Responses to Maddie

  1. Lessie-Lou says:

    That’s wonderfully inventive! Great job, Ladies!

  2. How cute Beth! Great job Maddie.

  3. 1cynthia says:

    This is awesome! 🙂

  4. craftymadre says:

    Those are so cute! I love that she’s picking up the torch, as it were. You must be making a great impression (every kid needs a neighbor like you).

  5. patsquared2 says:

    Don’t you just love starting another person on a life of crime with scissors and material! My granddaughter is sewing like a fiend….she’s only 14 but she is learning and willing to work at it. Someone to share the love of fabric with.

  6. deann1955 says:

    Great idea and so cute! I work at a high school and many of the girls could use this idea to make their shorts a little longer!! Oh……to be young again!! lol

  7. lyn lewis says:

    Legs like that can wear shorts so well!
    One creative lass there…………wonder where she got that from then…lol

  8. Alice says:

    I’d remove the first picture it’s ….

  9. Anny says:

    Don’t you just love it! My granddaughter, Maddie, texted me a link to a vintage romper pattern wanting to know if I could help her sew it. Be still my heart!! 🙂

  10. Jo H. says:

    So cute! Good job, Maddie. Sewing is something you NEVER regret learning!

    And I’d be tickled pink if I could find someone wanting help 🙂

  11. The two of you make a great team! Her ideas, your support, and a wonderful result!

  12. Smart girl that Maddie!! Gets it from her Aunt Beth!

  13. Brenda Jerles says:

    Awesome Maddie! I think my Maddie would love a pair of these too!

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