Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Clothes hoarder

I'm getting into a bad habit.
I clean out my closet and then keep the things I want to give-away so I can refashion them.

I can't help it. I see them as a stack of fabric. And heaven forbid I give away fabric.

And I have to admit it. I have two other stacks like this.
I'm so ashamed.

What if I cut up two shirts, and create a totally new one? What if I make a few alterations to an old sweater to totally transform it? What if I turn my old suede skirt into a stylish vest? The options are endless!

Some call it hoarding.
I call it keeping.

When I first started sewing, I had the re-fashion bug. Big time.
I refashioned a men's shirt to a skirt, a tablecloth to an apronadded big ruching to a sweateradded sequins to top or twoadded ruffles to t-shirts, and cut up a tank top to make one with tiered ruffles...

Oh heck, here's a link to all my refashions
Listing them separately is useless.
The real question is, what didn't I refashion?!

I'm currently working on a simple t-shirt refashion that I'll share with you once it's done. It's based on making a short t-shirt (that shrunk) a little longer. And no, this refashion doesn't use any of my left-over clothes. But someday I might just need them to do that!! hahaha Must. Keep. Clothes.

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  1. me too! so at least you're not alone in your issues! why waste perfectly good fabric!

    1. Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone! I guess we all have our thing. :)

  2. I'm so pleased I'm not alone in this! Hubby was about to throw out about 5 pairs of jeans which I nabbed and stuffed under my sewing table. Not sure what they will become but no way could I let all that fabric go to waste!

    I'm even worse with the kids old baby clothes, although that is probably more to do with sentimentality than the want to save fabric!

    1. hahaha so glad to know I'm not the only one! Maybe you could sew a quilt with your baby clothes...unless it's just as hard to cut them up as it is give them away. I'm sure they're hard to part with!


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