I, Alyson Hill, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of “new” manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings!
Yeah, 2 months is just to try and cut my teeth on this, but I’m very excited and enjoy the challenge it sets out. I figured that Christmas could be tricky, what with the whirlwind of parties, parties, parties….ha! Actually more likely because in Summer I wear my tshirts to shreds and go through the bum of my jeans around about post-Christmas. But in actual fact, if I’m going well I may re-pledge then too. The thing is I love op-shopping. I love it more than Mall shopping (which makes me claustraphobic and nauseous). I love the hunt and the imagination, rather than the sensory overload of the same design in a billionty different colors and ‘which one: the buttercup or the algae?’
In an opshop, I am a woman obsessed: it wont fit but the fabric is fab, I’ll turn it into a purse/bag/dress.
Like this sheet that I’ve turned into a dress for my sister’s birthday which is err…today…
I got the pattern from UK mag Sew Hip, but you can find Heather Ross’ pattern here temporarily.
Her breasties are much more, errm voluptuous than mine, so it should look a treat. Can you believe that is the only wall in my house that has a soupcon of space for a photo? Sad, is what it is. Great sheet though, isn’t it? I love the whole ‘thinking outside the square’ of repurposing, and I have so many more sheets. I’m calling this one ’70’s Summertime’.