Sunday, May 5, 2013

New old clothes

Now that autumn is well and truly here,  I've been packing away the Summer wardrobe and thinking about some Winter staples. It's always a good feeling to hand down outgrown clothing and donate a few bags to the oppy. I am becoming better at this each time.

So before I pack away the Summer threads, here's a little show 'n tell of a few 'grown up' things I made myself, all upcycled from preloved linen. This pretty top was made from a beautiful tablecloth gifted from my Aunt. I wore it over a a cream singlet top with faded skinny jeans and strappy beige sandals. I have worn it more this past Summer than I would have used it so a successful upcycling project, I think.

Next up a skirt x2. I'm a bit pleased with this one because I followed a real pattern! Under instruction-and lots of encouragement- from a dear friend I stitched up the green floral skirt. And just to be sure I could remember how to read a pattern and all it's jargon, I made the second one all by my little ol' self.
I love these skirts and have worn them both quite a bit but I do find the waistband sits a fraction too high for me as it's vintage pattern. The pattern, zippers and floral sheets were all thrifted.

I also made a third skirt, a wrap skirt but it seems to be at the very bottom of my massive basket of ironing.


Lisa said...

I love your table cloth top, really lovely design and use of the table cloth. Great little summer skirts, sheets are great value for sewing clothes especially pj's. I too have done a bit of recycled sewing.

Kylie said...

I love your beautiful tablecloth blouse and skirts Lea. You are so clever. I really need to spend some time getting to know my sewing machine better and learning how to read a pattern (headache +++!)

sarah said...

That top is gorgeous! I had never thought to use a tablecloth for a top. The colour is beautiful too. Very inspiring!

Yvette Adams said...

I love all your pieces. You're so clever!! I'm very proud of you. :)

Zara said...

All so pretty. The top is stunning. I shall have to check the stash and see if i have a tablecloth to convert.