I wish I took a photo of the original cover. It was pretty thrashed. Lots of tears, and the fabric was brittle. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I could do this. You’ll have to use your imagination. A friend of mine runs a non-profit music program for kids, regardless of income. It is pretty wonderful. She has a few of these cases that are extremely worn, and she gave me one to play with. I wanted to see if I could recover it, and you know what? I can!
It is far from perfect, being the first one I ever did, but it totally works, and it looks a heck of a lot better than it did. I completely seam ripped (carefully) the old cover off, and removed all the hardware, and then used the old case as a pattern, adding a half inch seam allowance all around. The best part is, I managed to save the zipper and the straps, and reuse them. It is difficult to find a 52″ zipper, so I am thrilled to be able to use the old one.
One case saved from the landfill! I can’t wait to do more.
The Trashion Show was yesterday. It was the perfect end to our busy Spring Break! I submitted 4 outfits total. You can see each here, here, here, here, and just the jacket from here. I didn’t get too many photos of the actual show (I was busy running around, and it was dimly lit). But I did snap a few pf my girls outside.
The Bee wore this for the “trashion” category. I made her jewelry out of foam shelf liner that I painted bronze, and fastened on her with safety pins.
I also had her wear these feathers in her hair.
She looked like she was straight out of Mad Max, and loved every minute.
My Falafel actually wore something made by a friend of mine, and I made an outfit for her daughter, since that jacket doesn’t fit my Falafel anymore.
That is the face she made the entire time she was walking the runway.
I also took photos of this magnificent creation (which won the grand prize) made by Sue VanDuine. There were over 1000 magazine pages used to make this.
One of the best parts of being in this trashion show was meeting new people. I was so inspired by their creative use of recycled materials. I think we can all learn something about reusing things we normally would throw away.
On another note, both my girls did a fantastic job modeling their outfits. I am so proud.
What have YOU reused today?