When I organized my sewing closet the other day, I came across a HUGE pile of clothing in there, meant for refashioning. Honestly, it made me feel sad to look at that stuff sitting there, not being used, and I really didn’t want it to go back in the closet. SO, I took it out, plopped it down on my sewing table, and made decisions whether or not to keep each garment. I even took it one step further by deciding right there and then what the ones I kept would be made into.
Then I made them into things!
Most of them, I just need to make simple adjustments so that Falafel could wear them. I cut a lace dress and made a cute skirt, in minutes. One of The Bee’s old shirts, actually fit Falafel as a dress without any alterations.
The one I am sharing today was also super easy, and only really took about 10 minutes to make. It started with a pair of fantastic yoga pants made from organic hemp and cotton that someone gifted me. I could not allow myself to get rid of them even though they were FULL of unrepairable crotch holes. And although that fabric is super worn (I wore these all the time), it was too precious a fabric to let go. I mean how often do I get to buy organic hemp/cotton? Uh, never.
I traced a pair of leggings that fit my girl. Left the existing hem on these pants. I added a yoga band at the top by sewing a few pieces together.
The seam on the band doesn’t line up with the one on the pants, but I am OK with it due to the trickiness of salvaging fabric when refashioning. C’est la Vie.
Then she had to try out some yoga poses.
And made up her own.
I cannot even tell you just how good it felt to reduce that pile in my closet, and to just stop procrastinating. I know that those kinds of projects usually get pushed until “later” because they are not as glamorous or fun as sewing something new (uh, like bathing suits). But “later” can turn into weeks, months, and years. It feels much better to be rid of that baggage.
And now she has some very cute yoga pants, amongst other easy-to-wear-and-be-a-nut clothes.
What have you done today?