Today I'm a little late with my post - still catching up from my birthday weekend!
I've just finished upcycling a pair of my old trousers into a skirt - for myself!
(and figuring out the timer button on my camera!)
I'm not very sure about the finished result....
in fact I'm quite disappointed!
I kept these trousers for years!
My mum made me them, oh I think perhaps nearly 15 years ago. I took them backpacking with me as my smart casual pants that I could wear when I picked up work here and there along the way.
They were just perfect - the fabric doesn't crease -dark colours, easy to wash, quick drying, and well, I just loved the fabric and the comfy feel of the trousers:
Being so soft, comfy, baggy and having an elasticated waist - I wore them throughout two pregnancies too, and they've never been the same since.
(I don't think the elastic was meant to be stretched quite that much!)
And so, I've kept them in my 'to be upcycled' box for several years now.
Getting them out again, I wasn't quite so in love with the fabric,but since I've kept them for so long, I wasn't about to give up on them so easily!
So I cut off the over-stretched elastic..
Joined the legs together to make one large rectangle...
Cut that in half, and stitched the two pieces together into a longer strip..
Then just joined it together into a circle, and gathered the top onto a fresh piece of elastic to make a simple and comfy skirt.
Then came the even trickier part - to figure out how to photo the skirt on me, when we don't have a full length mirror in the house!!
Hence learning how to use the (really not very tricky) timer button on my new camera - and heading outside..
But I'm still not sure I really like it.
I feel I should - I loved those trousers for such a long time, but I think I've grown out of not just the trousers, but the fabric too!
Have you ever kept a favourite something for so long, that you've gone off it?
To finish on a much more positive note - here's a feature from my clothes upcycling page:
What a cute and gorgeous way to use up an old sweater!!
Please keep on linking your own clothes upcycling projects to the linky on this page:
Thanks for your continuing support and votes for me! I'm slowly but steadily climbing up the fence! Every vote counts!