I’m excited to share a Reader ReFash with you that came to me from a kindred spirit named Anne. She teaches Fashion/Design and Speech/Drama at two junior high schools, which I find impressive given my fear of youths. I obviously love fashion, and I less-obviously hold a degree in Theatre (my professional career has been a winding path indeed). Anne recently challenged her students to upcycle a garment of their choosing, and I hope she’ll share some pics with me, as I’d love to see them and feature them here (with their parents’ permission of course).
I won’t lie. I get a little misty-eyed at the thought of an educator teaching kids to think about what they’re wearing, where it came from, and how they can creatively define their own style. This work is important. People like Anne are changing the world and creating a new generation of conscious consumers.
But I’ve said enough. Let’s let Anne take over, shall we?
While flicking through the “New Arrivals” rack at the thrift store right next door to my workplace (Can you believe the luck???), I found a few items that were probably donated by the same person as they were all side by side, from the 60’s, made in Italy, and the same size. As that size happened to also be my size, I was especially happy. :)
My favorite is this acetate number right here:
This week’s thrift score haul is an eclectic mix!
What have we here?
In my most recent post, we discovered that sewing patterns don’t always work out the way one would like when refashioning from an existing item of clothing. Thank you to everyone who provided tips on how I might execute this maneuver with more success in the future! :)
You’ll remember that I was left with a bunch of pieces cut up from this dress.
Today’s post addresses something that I find endlessly frustrating: