Refashion Pledge

WR092mths  The Pledge

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!

Signed_Alyson Hill

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.

Picture 045 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’.

6 thoughts on “Refashion Pledge

  1. I love my 70’s summertime dress, and yes, I do have bigger boobies. I cannot wait to start wearing my lovely dress without jeans, a hoodie, socks and birkies. Come on Summer!!!!

  2. I love naming things Dennis, it’s a weird predilection of mine: food, handmade things, plants…even kids! 🙂

    They just don’t make pretty sheets anymore Rhu…nowadays they’re all boring plain colors…you have to go to Vinnie’s to find the good stuff!

    Yass Vinnies is just my favorite place!

    Hey Kelli, you need to got to the link above for Wardrobe Refashion and read the rules, then sign up for the next pledge..too easy, it’s just a timing thing really. I’m hoping to continue, but Christmas could be tricky. Then again, I’m always up for a challenge!

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