My dyeing and painting tunic
The original me made skirt
I wear many clothes to destruction. They’re only fit to be turned into cleaning rags or if there are good bits, maybe some bits of quilt fabric. But I can’t find a photo of me wearing this skirt, maybe that’s because I didn’t wear it very often.
I have a “thing” about clothes that I don’t wear much. I feel sad when I see them hanging there wasted. Some such things just go straight to the charity shop: they’re too good (and too unloved) to be used for something else.
To refashion it: I took off the top of the skirt where the darts were, made armholes and bound the edges. I made more buttonholes so that it would cover me better.
Then I tried it on.
It needed shaping badly so I used some large black buttons to pull it in and give me some shape.
Next came pockets – a working tunic has to have pockets… It was lucky that I had a few bits of the original fabric left because the bits I’d cut off the skirt just wouldn’t stretch to two pockets.
I don’t know why the pockets look blue on the photo – they are definitely black.
And that’s all: I’ve worn the tunic a lot and I’ve even had compliments on it. It’s a simple but successful refashion.
What do you do with your failures? Do you enjoy refashioning? I’d love to hear from you.
Have a fun week.