Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wardrobe Re-Worked!

I saw an advertisement from my local neighbourhood house for this "the Sustainable stylist Re-Work You Wardrobe" and I was compelled to go.
I went along to the 5 hour class with my back pack full of old clothes, clothes that I no longer wore but did not want to throw away. Clothes that I knew had the potential to become something else but also needed someone with more vision than me.

Kim Kneipp's class was a wonderful way to spend the day.

I met three really lovely women who were all of like mind when it came to their clothes - that is, we needed help with re-working them into something ace, something we would wear a lot and something we saw no point in adding to the masses of clothing that become landfill when no longer fashionable-fitting well-or longer our style.

We were all welcomed into Kim's studio, warmed by the burning fire and shared enthusiasm of each-others soon to be 'new' clothes'.

Last year I found this gorgeous pure wool pale green/grey winter coat at a market for $6!!!!!
It was too big, too short in the sleeve and had no shape - or rather it did not suit my shape.
I had moved up into the hills where it gets ridiculously cold I knew I could use a coat like this.
I required some 'help' and this is where Kim's class fitted in nicely to the mysterious ways of the world.
After much trying on , draping pinning, tucking, and wonderful tips and style help from Kim and the girls, I came away with these.
I still need to do a bit more work on them but I am so inspired to more to other items.
I absolutlely love the idea of shopping within my own wardrobe and re-working wat I already own.

Thanks Kim and thanks also to Claire, Louise and Sue.
I can't wait for the next sewing day.

See who else has things to show and tell today over here.


Copper Patch said...

Nice work Pete. That coat is FABULOUS DARLING! I look forward to seeing you swan about in it during winter.
Ab xx

Kate said...

I love the new coat!!! And the bikini top??? ontop of the skirt?? I met Kim the other day and she is awesome. I might just have to book in too. ANd please tell your boy it was me staring at him the other day trying to work out who was picking Maggie up from school. X

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I have never heard of a class for repurposing so you are REALLY lucky!

Tania said...

I need to go visit Kim methinks.


yardage girl said...

Excellent coat reworking. I'd love to go to something like that. Nic

Carolyn said...

I love the new coat! Nice work Pete.

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willywagtail said...

What a privilege. I love the idea of reworking or reconstructing and deconstructing. Warms the cockles of my heart ;O Fabulous that you had help with the coat too. Cherrie

Zane Wooder said...

How did you get something so beautiful for only 6 dollars. You are a amazing discount cloths shopper.

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