I'm a big refashioning fan - I like the idea of reusing and customizing clothes, but I've been too scared (or unimaginative) to try it in the past. But after getting a couple of great books - Subversive Seamster and Just For The Frill Of It I decided to give it a go.
So I've taken the 2 month Wardrobe Refashion Pledge and I've very excited! I've got to resist the urge to buy any new clothes for 2 months (I could have done longer but I thought I'd ease myself into it gently) and can only buy second hand and handmade.
I've just completed my first project!
I found this cardigan in a charity/thrift store for £1 - which is
pretty darn good as it's a cashmere blend from Marks & Spencer's. I
love the shape of it but the gray was a bit too plain for my liking. I
was rooting around in the bargain bin and found a lovely yellow silk
tie fro 50p - hmmm I thought.... Don't the colors look pretty together?
I've just got my first sewing machine so thought I'd give the appliqué stitch a go. I used Stitch and Tear on the wrong side so that the machine didn't eat the stretch knit fabric. I'm very pleased with the end result - and after wearing it for the first time yesterday, 2 people asked me where I'd bought it - how puffed up with pride was I?