A couple of days ago I cleaned out my wardrobe; a few things I’ll give to my younger sisters, a number of things have gone to a charity shop. Some things were so worn and faded they were not fit to use at all. I scavenged the buttons and let the rest go the way of all the earth. A few old blouses were too small for me, or in a style I don’t really use, but had bought because I liked the fabric. These I put aside. Some of them will end up in quilts, some might be made into baby dresses if ever I have a daughter. And one I made into a pillow case, with a ready made, working buttoned opening and all. I ripped the dart seams, measured, sewed, cut and finished the edges. Simple as that. It's actually hand sewn as I did it while watching a movie.
You can still see the marks from the darts, but I hope most of them will go away in the laundry. Now, the pillow is not in it’s best element in our sofa – on a white bead spread in a bright summer room I believe it will look delightful. And it’s reused, which feels good. The scraps that are left will also be used, as with so many scraps in my home, in a quilt.
This is a brilliant idea! I love how it came out. It looks perfect. I wish now I had saved a lot of the button up blouses I used to wear before pregnancy and nursing expanded my figure. I remember this adorable chocolate-brown striped blouse with sweet ruffles along either side of the button placket. I wish I had thought to use it for something like this. Great idea!ReplyDelete
I dislike discarding fabrics I like when they've outlived their use as clothes. They often end up in quilts or pillow cases, and then I can keep enjoying them much longer :)ReplyDelete