So continuing on from the last post about the outfits I made for Worn Out showcase. Here is the top and clutch made from salvaged items.
The “Wear Me Out” Top began with a 2nd hand t-shirt picked up from Suited To Success charity op-shop. The motif was tired so I decided to cover this up with scraps and write a slogan on the other side. The t-shirt can be worn either way.
So once the skirt and top were completed I needed to complete the outfit with some accessories, starting with the bag.
Then to finish off the outfit I used the cuffs to create fringes for sneakers or sandals. Just cut the cuffs off close to the seam, then size them up against your shoes and cut off the sides to fit. Using the cuff buttonholes thread your laces through and tie. Instant fringing to match your outfit. To use on a sandal I added little cross stitches at the front to enable them to thread onto a sandal with a cross bar. Cute DIY.
Hopefully my steps to creating new items from old inspires you to do the same to keep existing fabrics and clothes in the circular economy and away from landfill.
Until next time.