Today I was asked if I buy fabric and the answer is simple yes but mostly in the form of waste clothing or odd bits of left overs fabrics. I don’t actively buy lengths of new fabric as I find that there is enough fabric to be used in simple recycling clothing. New fabric for me is the same as buying new clothes - why produce more when you can use what you already have?
The skirt was cut into stripe to make the frills and edged with black lace. The dress was an old dress that I found rather boring. I cut the hem to asymmetrical and added the frills - simple as 🖤
Summer is ending and sometimes whites just don’t stay white or if you buy in charity shops sometimes I find white clothing has got grubby and past its best. These items can easily be revived buy dyeing them either by machine or by hand simply with a bucket.
I dyed the white dress pink and then cut of the bottom added a frill and some excess fabric from the original dress. I cut the trim of the oink mesh skirt and added it to the dress to add weight and a touch of drama 💖
The blouse was in poor condition with ripped button holes, however the actual silk fabric was strong and highly embroidered.
The dress was too big for me and the shape unflattering - time for a change…