Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

I celebrated Earth Day today by repurposing a paint-blobbed pair of pants into a skirt.
The pants had really wide legs and they were too big for me.
I cut the pant legs off about at the thigh, cut away one of the seams on each piece to have two flat pieces, then I sewed them together with the cuffs at the waist and put in darts to fit.
I hemmed the bottom and I have a new, really comfy, knit skirt, and it only took about 30 minutes.

I also embellished a favorite tank top with some pictures of a plane and clouds.
I have had this tank for easily 8 years, and I love it, but clothes don't last forever, and I had a big hole in the front.
I decided I could extend the life of this piece if I just covered the hole.
I have a co-worker who has gone a couple of times to workshops with Alabama Chanin and I was inspired to use an old t-shirt (that had also seen better days) to make some applique.These didn't take long, and they are super fun to wear.
Happy Earth Day!
Jess

3 comments:

Nowheymama said...

I love the tank! What a great idea.

painted fish studio said...

love the new life you've given to old clothes! happy earth day, late!

Paige said...

How cool is that?! The perfect way to honor Earth Day, for sure.