Post Apocalyptic Recycled outfit revealed…and a giveaway! AND a sewalong!

Today is the day!! My entry for the Post Apocalyptic Recycled sewing challenge is up on the Top Stitcher blog. Head on over to read what story I came up with and get the details of the outfit…and to vote!

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Post Apocalyptic Recycled

I had way too much fun with this prompt, and consequently took an epic amount of photos.


I started with these items, plus a few others. 1 man’s stained white t-shirt, recycled bottle grocery bags, part of a patio umbrella, tyvek mailers, a holey sweatshirt with the ribbing in tact, the legs of a black pair of jeans, strips of leather cut from old boots, and part of a flannel bed sheet. The whole outfit is made from recycled materials, and only notions (such as zippers and grommets) that I already had.








Patterns used:

Shirt- Skipper top pattern by Sew Much Ado

Blank Slate Pattern’s Clean slate pants pattern *affiliate link*

Moto Jacket pattern by Jennuine Design *affiliate link*

Here is what is in it for you:

Just enter with the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win one of these awesome prize packages!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


AND if you are so inclined, you can sew along with any of the fun prompts this season!

Be sure to head over to Top Stitcher to vote!

24 thoughts on “Post Apocalyptic Recycled outfit revealed…and a giveaway! AND a sewalong!

  1. Wow, this outfit is epic! Great that you used all these different materials. I’m curious how well they will hold up in your postapocalyptic world 😉
    Your photos are also great. You really managed to get the right atmosphere for this theme. Well done!

    1. Thanks Saskia! Tyvek is amazingly durable (as we are finding out). It withstood turning inside out multiple times, and three photo sessions. My girl wore it again today! I am really pleased that it is holding up!

    2. I was telling Michelle that I had a jacket made from Tyvek as a child. It was a promotional giveaway from a building trade show and I wore it all the time and it held up incredibly well.

  2. This is fantastic! I totally love what you did with all of the recycled materials, and the photoshoot looks so cool. Great job on styling it and finding a great location!

    1. Thanks Stacy! That part was trickier than I thought! I asked people in my community where I could go that looked abandoned, and this was one of them. We had so much fun!

  3. Wow, this is amazing! Those pants and jacket are so awesome, and your photo shoot is epic! Can you be on my Zombie Apocalypse team? 😉

  4. Michelle,
    The girls and I were squealing for 20 minutes when this came out this morning! You never cease to amaze. Like jaw dropping amaze! Lady, you are the best. Your photography, your story (on the Top Stitchers blog) oh yeah, and your sewing!

    1. You guys always make me feel so appreciated! Thank you!
      The story was so much fun to come up with. My husband actually asked if I could skip the zombies and cannibals and make it a Utopian society. LOL

  5. You are seriously amazing!!! This look just blew me away and I am definitely looking for you when we have an apocalypse

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