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 reduce.re-use.recycle 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!


luvluv.
Simone



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.

11 comments:

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 ?
MOX

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]sbcglobal.net. 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!