When I'm thrifting for fabric, every once in a while I catch a glance of something that makes me giddy with excitement. Last week it was this pillowcase that made me gasp. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea... but to me it shouted "summer top"! I used this excellent (and easy)tutorial from Betz White to turn into a totally wearable item. I even wore it this weekend to a bbq and my son's soccer match without worrying that someone would recognize it as their old bed linen or a piece of dodgy homemade clothing.
It's usually these kinds of thoughts and self consciousness which make me shy away from making clothes for myself, it's just a confidence thing...but I really want to keep going. So I just happened upon Nikki's wardrobe refashion blog recently and have now taken the pledge to refashion, renovate and recycle preloved items for myself for the next 6 months.
Wish me luck...I'll be drowning in the deep end!