These cropped trousers were from the local jumble sale. They are a lovely quality fabric, I think you would call it a bedford cord, the white stripe is a raised rib. They were an awful mid calf, slightly flared length, and I was in need of a pair of shorts that fit. After pinning up … More Shorts
Jen’s post over at Make do and Mend has prompted me to look back at numerous charity shop bargains and consider where I went wrong. Jen is starting a new challenge of no new clothes, not even from the charity shop, or swishing events and no new fabric either. She has noted a couple of … More Confessions of a Charity Shop Addict
I have thought long and hard about how to upcycle some leather, and scoured the charity shops for something suitable, no luck there. I have a small stash of bits of leather including the top part of some suede boots I got from a Swishing Event a few years ago. I have worn the cut … More Week 4 of Refashion Runway: Leather – sew along
We visited Hornsea beach for the first time last week. We had a lovely walk – I love to listen to the sea and walk on the beach. We then ventured into town in search of lunch. While we were there I spotted a few charity shops. I bought my first ever Button Tin – … More Hornsea Charity Shops!
To update my last weekend post, here is a photo of the colourful tote I made. OK so in the end it has very little to do with the bold solid coloured totes in The Times Magazine article, but I have used up some fabric lurking in my stash of fabric to recycle, and the … More The Colour Tote and one Pair of Jeans
We enjoyed another day creating with felt, voile, silk and linen, look out for more dates at The Making House on my website calender.
The Blend Youth Project – Sewing Upcycling Charity Shop Finds!