This week I attended a sewing class in aid of #WatchYouWasteWeek hosted by the guys at Stitched Up. It was all about raising awareness of recycling and sustainability in fashion.
It’s the first time I’ve given one of these workshops a go and wasn’t sure what to expect. Everyone had a bag of old clothes with them and had ideas on what they wanted to achieve. Me – I didn’t have a clue what to do with my old rags, I’d just thrown a bag together without a thought the night before.
After toying around with the idea of turning a shirt into a skirt or a baggy blouse into a fitted tank, I decided to keep it simple and rescue a skirt out of a badly fitting dress. We only had 2 hours so I got started on ripping the seams.
The skirt already had a row of buttons down the front and two pockets, I just rescued a tie that goes around the waist and created a hem. With time left I turned the top half into a crop top but that turned out a bit dodge, won’t be seeing daylight anytime soon!
In all it was a lot of fun – if not just to mix with other cotton lovers like me. And of course, I have a fab new skirt in my wardrobe that didn’t cost a penny!
Nicole @ beaufrog