Vintage Remade

100 Days of Buying Nothing New


T-shirt - Traid charity shop, Skirt - Ibiza flea market, Boots - Charity shop

T-shirt - Traid charity shop, Skirt - Ibiza flea market, Boots - Charity shop

100 days have gone by and I can honestly say I have bought nothing new. I can also say I haven’t missed shopping the high street. I have however had a good look online but more and more I find inspiration as how to wear the clothes I own rater than buy new.

When I have been tempted by something fantastic< have simply turned this around into inspiration and idea for sewing projects and recycling.

Yes, I am sure at some stage I will be sorely tempted but the enjoyment of simply using what i have and reusing second items is actually way more fun!


The One Great Thing To Know About Recycling


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The simple rule that I find about ‘recycling’ is that any goes. Recycling and up-cycling are easy if you don’t start off with rules.

With this denim jacket I simply knew that I wanted to see what would happen, if I combined a denim jacket and an old military band jacket. The band jacket was passed its best but I loved the details. The denim jacket was in great condition and as denim is pretty much indestructible I wanted to use it as a base and add details from the band jacket.

The left overs form the band jacket have not been waisted or thrown away. Instead I bag up everything that is left over - fabric, buttons etc so that I can use them on another project.