Hi! I'm new to this group and am excited about the 2 month pledge that I signed. I just moved a couple of weeks ago and have a pile of yarn, fabric, and secondhand/old clothes that I just threw in a corner for now, until I can find a permanent place for it... It's stuff that I've been meaning to and plan to knit, sew, and refashion... but it's out of control! I'm not sure where I'll be able to store it all, so this is the perfect excuse for me to reduce my mountain of stuff...
This is just a quick note to introduce myself (Christine) and my blog (Crisis of Praxis).
Since I am already pretty thrifty I've signed up for 6 months . The challenge here for me will be to do something beyond hemming thrift store finds, esp. since I don't have a really functional sewing machine. You can see what I got at the thriftstore this weekend here.
Hi! I joined this sort of late but had the opportunity last weekend to take a good long look at my non existant summer wardrobe and thought it would be a good use of my non existant "free" time to try sewing again. I am depending on my talented husband to bail me out of issues above my head with the sewing machine, but promise not to cry or buy new fabric. I have some clothes I love but they need a lot of attention and would benefit from refashioning.
I warmed up with a pair of leg warmers I made for daughter #1 from a felted sweater last month for the Whiplash competition at Whipup, and now with a tiny success under my belt am jumping in with both feet.
I am a full time artist with a gallery, an art blog, and two fabulous girls, a husband and ongoing repairs to the house, but hey, everyone is busy. I used to make a line of children's clothing which I sold nationwide back in the 90's, so why not start with my own wardrobe?
Why not? I ask why not? ... We will see! I will pledge for two months and enjoy the ride. This is blog is already a great source of inspiration!
I'm Merete, another Norwegian who decided to go for the challenge and renew and reuse my wardrobe. It sure could use some updating, but I'm not fond of shopping clothes or pay to much for them, and go for the old favourites in the wardrobe.
I kind of started early with an apron/ smock to be worn this summer (if it fits nicely :-)
The parts are cut out, but it's still under the needle in my studio.
I have some ideas for my own and what I'll get second hand by friends who hear about this, - looking forward to follow the process!
Folks, the last set (today's) of blog invites have been sent out, but the sidebar is not updated as yet. I will try and get to it tonight, but it may take a couple of days...cos there are soooo many of you! Also paid employment/life/headaches get in the way occasionally!
Now, entry is open until the 1st June, wherever you are in the world, but......if your lucky we might be able to flex that rule a tad..(depending on the paid employment/life/headache thing..only kidding!), and then we we close entries until the last few weeks of july, when we will open them for contract term 2.
So, welcome to WARDROBE REFASHION '06, and HAPPY REFASHIONING!
Hi, I'm annie, a work at home mother who designs and makes cloth nappies and wool wraps from recycled materials. A friend sent me to this blog and I thought - wow, right up my street! I seldom buy on the high street anyway as I'm usually a cotton maxi-dressed hippy with a strong taste for vintage clothes. But I'm in need of your inspiration to push myself further, I have a room of fabric and accessories and I need to get in there and create. I'm signing up for the six months duration and am looking forward to some fun. I am not a natural on the computer (I don't even have my own blog just my nappy site http://www.puddlepants.co.uk) so excuse me if my blogging goes horribly wrong!
I've posted some pics of what I usually make but now I want to do something creative for myself.
Looking forward to it and already have a project in mind
Hi. I'm Penni, I write novels and I can't sew, so naturally I thought I should start making all my own clothes! I have recently taught myself to cast on, but so far I just knit and unravel, knit and unravel...it's very zen, not exactly gonna keep me warm this winter though, so I am determined to teach myself to follow a pattern (I'm starting with a hat for a friend's Blythe doll). I'm a seasoned op-shopper though and I am going to extend my 4 month pledge to include my three year old and eight month old girls. My husband is also taking the pledge. Refashion agogo!
I keep remembering this nutty fashion spread in Dolly magazine when I was a teen in the 80s where girls were wearing jumpers as pants - legs in the sleeves...Maybe we'll try it out on the three year old first.
You can find my blog at http://eglantinescake.blogspot.com/ (sorry, I'm html challenged).
This is a grate idea, people around the world joining to do and not only to buy.
I am 53 years old, Norwegian, educated designer many years ago. Teaching arts and craft, and I try to stimulate the young ones to redo,
and find the pleasure in wearing your own design and not only all the expencive brands. It is not easy, they all want to look the same when they are 14-15. Maybe they will pick it up later.
I love that my daughters are doing it, my oldest even for her husband and little baby. They prefere "Third hand" clothes.
Showing you a picture of the latest babyclothes I made for my grandson. It is made only of old material and gives room for the cloth nappies and the wool cover.