My grandmothers taught me to recycle clothing in the 60s when they taught me to sew. Simply replacing plain buttons with bright, bold, ornate ones will give you a completely new outfit!
The Whispering Dove
I'm a yoga practitioner/teacher and a dormant fashion designer. For many years I've been saving pieces from my closet and scraps of fabric to reconstruct either garments or home accesories but for lack of time and innovativeness have accumulated bags and suitcases of old clothing and fabrics, was just about to throw it all out when I read your article. Now I'm going to find time to reinvent.
THANKS FOR THE PUSH
i have done this for years-making my children clothing from their dad's hawaiin shirts.In high school my daughter was voted most original for taking thrift store items and re-making items. When i became a single mom we became very creative. i still sew from castoffs and my daughter still reworks her old t-shirts into halters, tanks,tubes, ect. it is very rewarding and i am so happy to see it recognized.
HA - I found this article quite interesting, and was about to print it out when I realized that THIS was exactly the kind of action that wastes the Earth's resources!
These are interesting ideas. I am encouraged to try repurposing some of my clothing.