Last summer, I bought a really frumpy skirt and a too small dress at the thrift shop.
Why on earth would anyone in their right mind do that?
Because I intended to ‘harvest’ the fabric
from both the garments and
upcycle them into something new and oh so much fun for myself.
The skirt was long enough,
and full enough
to be able to provide the body for this fun tunic.
And, the skimpy dress provided the pockets,
lower bands, and upper neck band-
and I just love it!
I wear it with leggings, and a t shirt
underneath, because my days of wearing
shortish dresses with bare legs are long gone.
As I was taking the pic of the tunic,
I remembered another upcycling
project that I did recently:
I took a favorite old dress and cut it up
and turned it into a fun and floatie
it just hit me that they would work well together!!!
So, think twice before you toss old clothes,
and don’t let the frumpiness or too smallish-ness
of a garment put you off…
cut them up and re-configure them into something
that you will enjoy!
Hurrah for re-purposing, reclaiming, recycling, re-fashioning, re-using, re-creating, restoring, renewing and upcycling!