Thursday, June 16, 2011

Inspiration Workshop No. 3 - Green

I am having loads of fun participating in the Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop - this weeks theme is greeen. Could be green as in color, or green as in reduce, re-use, recycle. I'm working the angle on this one.

First, I want to repost my tutorial for upcycled hoodies. They are really simple, super gorgeous and a very easy way to reuse those tee's that are no longer good for tees. I think it would also be amazing to use mens shirts-- work shirts. I could totally see a blue pinstripe shirt upcycyled as the ruffle onto a striped hoodie.... super chic! Adding that to my list for sure as I have LOADS of Mrs. H's button downs sitting in the studio {also great to make dresses out of!}

And a second dash of green. That bag from one of a kind wednesday?? Part of it started out as a leather jacket.

My amazing MIL has started running half marathons-- yep..she is amazing! Anyway, she has shrunk in size quite a lot an had a gorgeous leather jacket that was waaay too big. It really couldn't be altered to her size and she was going to toss it out. I immediately thought-- handbag handles, pockets...I'll take it! So I spent some time yesterday picking it apaprt and reused a few of the pieces on my one of a kind bag. Love it! The leather is amazingly soft. Delish!

Hopefully these projects inspire you to make old new again! Go Green!

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

Happy upcycling!


ps-- the blog make over is sooo close to complete I can taste it! Stay tuned in the next few days for a whole new look here at brooch the subject.


Island Girl Bags said...

Seriously those hoodies are to die for. OMG! I have so many hoody sweatshirts...hmmm. I think I may have to get that tutorial!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

that is awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your bag! Is that 'one of a kind' bag a tutorial? Very very clever idea using the leather jacket.

Anonymous said...

Lady S - brown leather Jacket in its old life revamped...very creative. Keep us posted as to whats happening with the rest of the jacket ?

Corey said...

Love love love this!!!!

The Little Red Shop said...

Sweet! I just added to my "to-do" list that I need to search my stored clothing for pieces that need "re-styling."

: )

Julie M.

Shanna @ Queen of the Castle(s) said...

How FABULOUS!!!! I cannot WAIT to upcycle some of my hoodies :)

2littlehooligans said...

that hoodie is amazing! i definately need to make one, thanks:)

Anonymous said...

omg! found this on pinterest...could i talk to you about ordering one?

Simone Howell said...

@anonymous -- email me at howells[at] not sure if you are talking abou the hoodie or the bag.... ;)

Sewing Tutorials Library said...

OhhOOHhh.. my old hoodies better run and HIDE! Wooot! Can't wait to try this.

I'm publishing the link on Sewing Tutorials Library today. :) Thank you for the awesome tute!