I wish someone had told me years ago that recycling vintage clothing would be so refreshing and fun.
For years I have collected vintage clothing from flea markets, shops with no changing rooms, market stalls you name it - I’ve need up with a tonne of fantastic ‘finds’ that don’t always fit.
I’ve kept these clothes for ages, not wearing them and yet also too afraid to make changes. Well, that has changed.
This year I decided to use what I have. if something doens’t fit and I cant wear it then something has to change. I.e chop chop ✂️.
For example this dress is simply made by chopping the skirt off of a 1980s Zandra Rhodes dress (the bodice didn’t fit and even if it did - I wouldn’t have worn it). I then attached the skirt to a tunic top. The tunic is hand embroidered and totally stunning. As simple as that! one line of stitching.
Now I have dress that I can layer over thermals and tight for the winter and or synch the waist in with a belt over the warmer months. ❤️