I picked up,this silk blouse for$3 in charity shop. I fell n love with the feel of the fabric. Wearing the blouse as it was just made me feel middle age and frumpy , which I am ! I couldn’t bear to put such lovely silk back into charity shop. So I cut off the sleeves and collar to give it a cool summer feel.
I’ve noticed that wearing pj tops instead t.shirt is fashionable at the moment. I had made a pair linen pants that were bit too small. So I cut them into shorts. This gave me extra fabric to add to the sides that widened the shorts and added a nice feature.
This is now my new pj set for summer
This was made with silk, and bits &’pieces I had in stash. Very happy with it.
Just made a little hair peice. I found the enamel flowers as a necklace last Friday.it was reasonable priced I a charity shop. I saw it and “immediately” imagined a hair peice. I found a few other beads and stuff in my stash!
Found this night/pj jacket. It’s designed to,wear with a long silky night gown. Very vintage….. Feels 30’s but probably made in 50’s. It has some damage on back. This is beautiful but impractical in modern world. It’s a peice I would cut-up & recycle into part of a bed quilt.I think twice about cutting these pieces up now days. I enjoy the beauty of the peice for a while then usually practicality wins out & the peice gets recycled. I “hate” collecting things that can’t be used as such.I
REINVENT…to make changes or improvements
On FRIDAYS I do a few voluntary hours in one of the local opp shops. I wanted to give some time back as I’ve got so much from opp shops over the years.
So for next 6 weeks I’m going to have a FRIDAY RULES! DAY
ON FRIDAYS I WILL ONLY WEAR SOME THING RETRO, REINVENTED OR RECYCLED!
It also is a good lead up to our local WASTE TO ART competition.
So be beginning tomorrow I will wear my new skirt …….made from late 60’s early 70’s polyester fabric …. Found it Monday …made it yesterday!
I also wear an apron. Tomorrow I will wear one of these aprons. I made them last week from a mans shirt. Was going to make a top
or dress but aprons came out instead!
I used the collars, cuffs etc. I had very little fabric left over. I’m very happy with these creations
Over the years shopping in charity shops I’ve only come across two to three bears that stand out to me. I have always resisted them. This one I found yesterday. I was unable to resist him. He is quite old and his head swiviles 360 degrees! I’ve named him Mr Bear. I plan to wash him and make a bow tie for him. If I ever have a grandson it’s his! Why buy new when old and pre loved can be so beautiful!