Monday 5 June 2017

Castaway to Couture

A couple of weeks ago I was reading a blog and heard about an intriguing competition. It sparked my interest because the brief was to recreate a new wearable garment by recycling 1,2 or 3 second hand garments. As an enthusiastic supporter of my local St Vincent de Paul I often buy interesting used clothes to re-make. During this Winter I'd collected a 100% wool mans jumper with a great ethnic abstract pattern and and put it aside just for this purpose.

I only heard about the "Castaway to Couture"competition 4 days before it was due to close so I had to work fast. Here are pictures of the jacket I made from the mans jumper plus 2 knit t-shirts.

You can go to the Australian Sewing Guild website and see the other entrants and vote for your favourite up-cycle at this link

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