Today I'm sharing a post over at the Kids Clothes Week space about winter fabric inspiration. Making clothes for kids is something that I'm passionate about and I'm thrilled to be included there as a contributer.
I talked over there about fabrics available for purchase but I love to repurpose fabrics too. Tis' the season for clearing out, right?
I’ve often upcycled clothes for my kids just out of necessity when I have an itch to sew but no access to a fabric store. But I find that there are many advantages to doing so in addition to that thrifty-green feeling that you get. For example, when you re-make something that you’ve previously worn you already have a good sense of how the garment will drape and wear. This feel for the fabric is hard to achieve when you’re shopping online and even when you’re in the store. I find too that I’m more likely to be brave when I’m working with a recycled item. It’s a good way to experiment with a new pattern before you chop into that beautiful piece of double-gauze that you’ve been hoarding:)
Here are a few of the things that I've made over the past year using recycled fabric.
I think that this is my favorite, it's a Geranium dress using a garment that I thrifted. More about it here.
And here's a couple of flashback tee's using recycled knits. The first was stenciled on by my husband. Love that piliated woodpecker!
What's your secret fabric source?