Today is April the 1st and I just can’t figure out where this year has gone – is anyone else suffering from the feeling that time is flying by faster than ever before? Well, whatever the pace, this month is going to be a great one!
Today’s Top 10 (erm, I mean Top 20) list is all about refashioning, recycling and DIY. Kid’s Clothes Week gets underway next Monday 7th April and, at least for me, it’s going to be all about making lots of quick summer clothes for the kids – especially the boys.
This list is a great starting point if you too would like to get creative with some of the old clothes, blankets and towels around your house!
There are so many inspiring refashion tutorials out there that I couldn’t narrow it down to 10 – so, lucky you!, you get 20 today. I hope you feel motivated and ready to sew!
1. Sweater into pants by The Daily B. 2. Long sleeve tee into sleeveless tee with bows by Make It & Love It. 3. Undies (can be made with scraps of knit fabric) by Fake It While You Make It. 4. Colour block sweater or t-shirt by Lexi Made.
Clockwise from top left: 1. Re-sizing a polo by Shwin & Shwin. 2. Men’s button-down shirt to polka dot dress by Me Sew Crazy. 3. T-shirt into craft apron by Charming Doodle. 4. Fabric scraps into shoelaces by Maureen Cracknell Handmade. 5. Beach towel back pack by Me Sew Crazy.
Another exciting event for April is Fashion Revolution Day on 24th April. If you haven’t already signed up then you can do so right here! You don’t have to have a blog to get involved. By taking the pledge you’ll be showing your support for textile workers across the globe on the one year anniversary on the Rana Plaza collapse. Plus, it’ll be fun creating a virtual flash mob of home sewists wearing something handmade inside out. You can find out all the details here or simply click on the image below to sign up – over 100 people have signed up so far!