I had recently experienced a sewing slump. In my effort to make custom pants, sad to say, I failed TODAY! But I’m closer than I was yesterday.
I took a break to do laundry and discovered a dress that no longer interested me that I picked up from Goodwill.
In the style below but Black Floral
Then it hit me. Why don’t I try to make something new! Although, this is all the buzz within the DIY world I had never upcycled a garment before.
I thought it would be a bit extreme to take it back to Goodwill. Can you really recycle a recycle????????
So here is my first attempt
I took the dress and cut out the elastic waist band. This was super simple
OMG there was so much more fabric to work with than I had imagined. I started thinking about all the other garments I could find at the GoodW Boutique.
Note: while shopping for garments to up cycling always buy elastic or items that gather. There will be so much fabric to uncover in a garment of this type.
This will save so much money. Fabric is getting expensive.
Okay back to the Upcycle
After all the fabric was revealed I took out my self drafted skirt block pattern. I’ve used this pattern time and time again.
I gathered a 9″ black zipper
( I put zippers in everything) for real
I just purchased an assortment of zippers from VOGUE FABRICS
You should really pick these up!
and the mayhem began
What I produced was beautiful. A self drafted pencil skirt.
I even added pockets
What do you think of:
Saving money on fabric ?
Shopping at Goodwill ?
Projects to up cycle ?
I’d love to hear from you.
Oh I almost forgot to mention I still have the top of the dress to redesign. This is going to be a fun, new and economical skill to add to my sewing library.