So far I've been doing very well upcycling clothes. My plan is to do something every day this month.
Now, I'm afraid for today, I did managed to remove something from my 'clothes to upcycle' box, but didn't exactly upcycle it!!
It was a pair of shorts belonging to my husband. At least a year ago, he handed them to me saying the zip was broken, and could I fix it?
A ZIP???? NO!
Zips scare me and at the time the idea of fixing one was too much, but I kept the shorts in case I could use the fabric for something- much to the disappointment of my husband who kind of liked his shorts as, well, shorts!
Now since then, I have become better acquainted with zips, and last year actually fixed one!
We were having a murder mystery party, and for my character I was to dress 'flashy but trashy'!!
Needless to say, I had nothing suitable in my wardrobe!! Ha Ha!!
So I went shopping around the charity shops and found the PERFECT dress for just $10.
Unfortunately when I got it home I found the zip was broken. Not about to spend any more money for a one off fancy dress, I decided to google 'fixing a zip'
MAGIC!! You can google anything these days
(I once learned how to patch a hole in our ceiling from a You Tube video!!)
And I managed to fix the zip in my dress!
Here's a rare picture of me in said dress, looking very flashy but trashy!! (the zip was up the front of the dress!!
I know - skinny photo! That's just because I'm so skinny!! He He!!!
Anyhow - I decided that my poor husband's shorts perhaps could be fixed after all! And they could!!
So I'm sure he's going to be happy to find his shorts back in his wardrobe - ready to wear!
With a fixed zip! Good as new!
Unfortunately my shorts with a broken zip, couldn't be fixed - no matter how hard I tried!
So they'll go back in the box to be upcycled in some creative and imaginative way!!