I'm all about repurposing fabric these days. Since January I have only bought around 4 yards of new fabric - as in new from a fabric store. The rest of my stash (which has grown alarmingly large) is new to me fabric that has been either donated or thrifted. Since word has got around the neighbourhood lately that I'm a sewist, I have been the lucky recipient of many bin bags of fabric assortments of varying quantities and quality. It gives me no end of pleasure and satisfaction to make something out of somebody else's "nothing" (although I hasten to add this is pretty much limited to fabric) and I'm sure I'm not alone.
In July I am challenging myself to make good use of my thrifted sheet stash by making at least one item of clothing a week. Firstly, clothes sewing is not really my thing so it will push me out of my comfort zone, and secondly, if I completely screw it up I don't need to worry about wasting expensive material.
First up, a pillowcase skirt for my five year old daughter. Uttlerly impossible to screw up. There are pillowcase dresses aplenty in blogland but how about a simple tube skirt? It literally took me 10 minutes to make with one cut, one seam and a length of non-roll elastic. Not tutorial worthy as it would be like telling you how to boil an egg - but so easy that I think she could probably have a go at making her own.
Anybody care to join in and post at least one piece of clothing made from repurposed fabric in July? I'd love to hear your ideas - post a comment and let me know if you're in!