I am an avid collector of vintage dresses and regardless if it will fit me or not, I rarely pass up a bargain-priced retro frock at the thrift shop so I’ve gotten pretty good at figuring out the quick and quirky fixes necessary to make my ever-growing dress collection wearable.
Take a peek at my Refashioning 101: Easy Dress Refashions and make those less than stellar frocks hiding at the back of your closet fit like a dream!
Savers Global Thrift recently got in touch with me and asked if I would help get the word out about the easiest way to reduce textile waste. As a thrift and charity shop loving refashionista I am most happy to oblige so let’s dive right in!
“Over a ten-year period leading up to 2009, the amount of textile waste generated by North America grew by over 40 percent to 25.46 billion pounds. With projections for 2019 set at 35.4 billion pounds. You can imagine the real weight of these numbers on the environment, when you consider that currently at least 85 percent of textile waste gets thrown straight into the garbage.”
How alarming are those stats?!
Fortunately there is an incredibly simple, painless and nearly effortless solution to the global problem of textile waste:
The weather is slowly but surely warming up in Berlin however a chilly wind and daily rain (& hail?!) mean that layers and cozy sweaters are still a necessity when venturing outside – my refashioned knit dress strikes the perfect balance between too hot and too cold:
Grab all of my outfit info + the tutes for my dress & button booties for a Spring Fling #ThriftyThursday:
I had my fingers and toes crossed that this adorable polka dot playsuit I thrifted online would fit:
Of course not as apparently my torso is abnormally long and my bosom simply too ample to be contained in the very general size of “M”.
This is not my first refashion of a short-waisted, chest restricting garment so I thought I’d try to come up with a new idea and figure out just how to upsize a playsuit:
The 20 year trend cycle has struck again bringing with it that most fancy neck adornment from the 90’s – chokers! These groovy accessories are making a huge comeback but there’s absolutely no need to hit the mall when you can whip up a bunch in minutes using leftover bits and bobs from your stash!
Sort through your lace, ribbons, fabric strips, bias binding and trim, head to Dream a Little Bigger and create the upcycled DIY 90’s choker in minutes + a quick lace necklace tute too!