Today's creative space is a little bit of mending and a bit more upcycling!
First I finally managed to do something with a pair of my shorts. I showed you them a couple of weeks ago, when I braved fixing zips. Unfortunately the zip on these shorts was unfixable, so I still didn't know what to do...
Then some clever reader (thanks Danielle!!) suggested replacing the zip with velcro! Now why didn't I think of that!
So I did! It was remarkably easy - just unpick, remove the old broken zip, and stitch it all back in place with some velcro added! Hey presto, I can wear my shorts again!!
Now today's upcycle (not much left in my box now...)
Is a dress we got in a hand-me-down bag.
Very pretty, and my eldest daughter loves it, but the only problem is it's a size 4 and she's more like a size 8!
So I snipped off the top of the dress, folded over the waist to make a casing, added a fresh piece of elastic and now she has a wonderful, twirly polka-dot skirt!
I tell you - upcycling clothes is the best way to learn more about sewing techniques and the way clothes are made! I've learnt sooo much this month!
What have you learnt about your craft lately?