Another reason for my delay is that I forgot to have anyone take pictures of my clothes on Thanksgiving. Oops! Hence, the photos you see here are from today rather than Thursday. Thanksgiving was a beautiful, sunny day, while today is a lovely rainy day.
Above are before and after pictures of the sweater Mom upcycled. She says: "I first cut an unwanted pullover sweater down the middle front. It was a bit too big for Paige so I reshaped it under the arm area and cut off the extra fabric, then clipped the curves. Next, I used a close-together zig-zag stitch in a contrasting brown color. While stretching the sweater I zig-zagged all around the edges (including the sleeves which I shortened a bit). By stretching the fabric while sewing, a lovely ruffle effect is formed. Afterward, I created some fabric flowers and leaves and stitched them in place by hand. Finally, I found a beautiful metal closure which I also stitched in place by hand."Because sewing is not my forte, I haven't refashioned any clothing myself. Having a mother who enjoys sewing is nice. ;) If you or someone you know enjoys experimenting with the sewing machine, upcycling clothing just might become a new hobby (if it isn't already)! Recreating garments is just another way to save money and look cute at the same time!
Guess what? This is my 20th post! Compared to blogs that have been up for years, that doesn't sound like much, but this is still a small milestone for me. :) I hope to have much more fun and informative blogging to do!
"She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies sashes for the merchants. Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness."
~Proverbs 31: 24-26