Hi, thanks you for letting me join your group, my name is Eimear, and I have been sewing and making since primary school (and before) and in the last year have been remaking …. a lot (after I bought 6 coats in 6 weeks for less than 6 euro each in charity shops and it went from there)
I am not too sure exactly what my intentions were with my project but I figured if I could document/blog it as I went along, it would figure itself out. I also decided to aim to post a remake once a week to keep my focus and see where it went. I was to tackle my small stash, or upcycle. (which was just as well as we had just bought and are living in an old house that needs loads of work so clothes shopping was out). I also wanted to make these items really well, so as to give them further genuine years of wear, and I thought if I tried to use vintage patterns or make my own patters using vintage inspired looks, then it would make them look timeless and would not date.
This last month has been ‘swatch’ month and I am posting some skirts I made from skirts/trousers and a swatch. I adapted a vogue pattern and I have yet to wear the skort, but have been wearing the black skirt and love it. I tend to take any remake item apart fully and re-cut as I can establish grain line effectively, and there is some black fabric from the trousers left over which will go on to another project.
My blog is rudai-deanta.blogspot.ie if you want to see any of the other remakes.