Monday, May 17, 2010

Refashioned

We recently held a weeknight church meeting on the topic of Provident Living. We focused on topics ranging from gardening and budgeting to storing food in our pantry. Going along with the theme, I decided to create a display table showcasing some ways to repurpose or refashion clothing. It's something I've seen a lot on the web lately and I thought it would be fun to share some ideas to reuse clothing, which seems so disposable sometimes.

There are some great ideas out there, but I didn't have a lot of time to sit and do projects. So I chose some simple ones that took anywhere from 10 minutes to a single afternoon to complete.

This one was the easiest by far. Seriously, it took just a few minutes to turn this t-shirt into a fun summer tote.

Another simple idea is to turn a cardigan into a pillow cover. So easy and so cute. No messing with a zipper or other closure. The cardigan does it for you!

I love this idea of turning a man's sweater into a boy's sweater vest. My friend Marissa shared this one with me and I couldn't wait to get my hand's on one of Mark's old sweaters to try it out. Unfortunately Mark isn't really a sweater guy. He had nothing for me to work with so I ran to the thrift store and picked this one up. Not too bad for a couple dollars.

And my favorite refashion has to be this one. Using a man's dress shirt to make a girl's shirt dress. This particular dress shirt was a favorite of Mark's. It used to be his dad's and was passed on to Mark, who wore it out almost completely. There was a hole near the collar and the underarms were faded. But he just couldn't get rid of it. Sentimental shirt turned shirt dress.

Now we don't have a little girl....but if we ever do I think she might just look adorable if we paired that shirt dress with one of these sweaters. They were purchased awhile back at Anthropologie just in case we ever had a girl. Too cute!

There are so many possibilities out there for reusing clothing and other items. I was pretty inspired by these little projects and hope I can find time to do more.

9 comments:

It's us! The Powell's said...

Oh my goodness! What a treat. Simply too cool.

Brenda said...

Very cool! Great projects!

Crafting is my Therapy said...

These are nothing short of amazing! You are always in awe of you and your endless ability! Oh the things we could do if we still lived next to each other!

Britanny said...

Fun ideas! There is a new shop in Woodinville called Better Off Threads. I think they do the same kind of thing. I need to venture out...

Angela said...

Those are fantastic. I went to the musical built on the rock last week and said hi to your mom. I can't believe your brother made the set backgroud. Amazing! I guess this artistic talent really runs in your family.

Kimba said...

Bridgette. Seriously. This is insane! You might have to teach me to sew. So fun!!

turleybenson said...

Wow, Bridge. These look awesome. Still wish we'd had some time for crafting...

SOLO said...

my shirt!!!!!#!$@#$!%^!$#^

Roxanne said...

Would you understand if I said you were freakishly talented? Wow oh wow! You're amazing!