Thrifty Threads #13 - Summer Outfit for Melissa

It started with a skirt from the thrift store. For 50 cents it was a steal. Perfect for school.

I had just received an order from Above All Fabric and there were some fabrics that matched really well with the skirt.

I used Simplicity 5118 for the top. I've made it numerous times over the past few years. My pattern only goes up to size 4. I'm not sure if it is also available in larger sizes, but I just drew the pattern up larger and made it in about a 6X. It's a tad on the small side for Melissa but that's okay because Deanna is just a smidgen smaller than her. It's handy having three girls in a row.

Cost of outfit - around $6-7. Not super thrifty, but compared with new, very good. And of course, much more fun!


  1. Really cute! And I'd say that an entire outfit under $7 is pretty thrifty! Good job!

  2. I love the top, the orange is especially cute, I'll have to see if I have that pattern. :)

  3. Really cute top. I wish our thrift stores were so thrifty!