I love making things. It's that simple. About a year ago I decided to try not to buy new clothes. Instead I bought a sewing machine. I'm still working my way through my old wardrobe (and several other people's too) reconstructing garments. This blog shows some of my work. Whenever possible I've linked to the online tutorials and websites that have inspired me. In turn, I hope that this blog will be an inspiration to others to recycle, remake and recreate.
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In a rare moment of self-control, I managed to take a photo of this jumper before I set the scissors on it. It used to look like this.
The plan was to create a wrap around jacket with some buttons. However halfway through I decided to use the old collar as a belt style fastening instead. For those of you who like knowing how things work, here's a rough idea of the dissection and subsequent construction. (Click on picture to enlarge.)