Thursday, October 1, 2009

Clothing Reconstruction

Since I'm not supposed to be a housewife, but a working woman, I am always searching the internet for things to do with all of this free time. In searching for something recycled (equals inexpensive) and crafty to do, I ran across several sites about clothing reconstruction. The idea is that you use old clothes of your own or clothing purchased from thrift stores and make something new and different. Here are my first attempts... Helps to have a sewing machine... I am using my Mom's old sewing machine from the '60's, it's as old as I am.

This is a lightweight sweater, basic t-shirt style, with an attached tie around the neck, a larger size than I would wear. Purchased for about $4.00.

So I turned it around backwards, to utilize the existing tie at the back of the neck. Cut off the sleeves, made it into a halter, hemmed the edges, took in the sides and this is what I got.

This is a lightweight silk sweater, mock turtleneck, sleeveless... Again, about $4.00.

Now, it's another halter. The tie around my neck was the trim from around the sleeve openings, slides through a tunnel at the top.

Now, my husband needs to take me out somewhere. I don't wear this kind of thing to the grocery store!


Shelly said...

way too cute! I am a crafter but have never alterted my own clothing. Great ideas!

Kathy said...

This is a cool idea. You might have something going. Who knows. Good luck. Thanks Kathy.

Sweet and Savory said...

Very clever. Good for you for using your talents and increasing your wardrobe.

Chow and Chatter said...

very cute nice job