Ula, from Lulu & Celeste is my guest today. We have been taking part of the same series and tours and all that for a while, and not long ago I was able to be part of the Canadian Designers blog tour Ula has hosted. That was fun. Over her blog, she writes about sewing for her kids, recipes and a bit of life in general. The kind of blogs that are catchier to me. Check out her refashion and inspiration for today.
Refashioning and upcycling is so easy and fun to do. Especially when you've got small kids around. Most of the projects that I've sewn involve some refashioning. Usually I just use an old shirt or dress that doesn't fit me anymore (too big, too small, or shrunk weird) and use it just like fabric yardage. Other times I will go on Old Navy's website and wait for them to have a great sale and buy the largest plus size knit dress in order to get the fabric. (It can be really hard to find nice knit fabrics for a good price where I live). This dress is one I made recently for a pattern test:
The pattern is the Snapdragon dress from Sew Like My Mom that was released earlier this week. The black and white fabric was a shirt of mine that shrunk weird after being washed and had exactly the perfect length and width that was needed for the dress (after taking into consideration seam allowances), and it was great because I didn't need to hem it! The pink fabric was some Robert Kaufman knit I had purchased. I wish I had taken a before picture of the top but I always forget to do that! Here are some more projects that I've sewn using upcycled fabrics:
Top row (left to right): Sugarplum Sweater pattern from Ellie Inspired: upcycled an old sweater; Old Tyme Baseball shirt pattern from Dandelions and Dungarees: upcycled a vintage pillow case; Extraordinary Girl pattern from Filles a Maman: pink is upcycled from an old tee of mine.
Bottom row (left to right): Hope pattern from Bebelambs: upcycled a bed skirt that was a thrift shop find; Top/Dress Pattern No.6 from E+M Patterns: boat fabric was a dress purchased for super cheap from Old Navy because the boats were upside down; Off the Shoulder Top & Tunic pattern from EYMM: used an upcycled sweater that was a thrift shop find. Basically you can make pretty much anything using upcycled fabric. It's so much fun taking something that doesn't work anymore in it's original form and transforming it into something new! Thanks so much for having me Magda!
From a Box * Rebel and Malice * In a Manner of Sewing * Miss Castelinhos * Threading My Way * Fairies, Bubbles and Co. * Mabey She Made it * Conversas de Hermanas * Lulu and Celeste * Made by Sara * La Folie * Climbing the Willow * HattieLu Handmade * Swoodson Says * Knot so Normal* Friends Stitched Together * Just Another Project * Sew Thrifty