Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Collecting

I'm rapidly gaining a collection of old vintage woolen garments.

I was talking to a lady in the local op shop about using old clothing to cut up & make new garments (no point using fancy words like 'upcycling' to grannies at the op shop....just a new word for something they have been doing for years anyway). She said she had a few things put aside out the back because of broken zippers & the like....off she went & returned with a little pile to get me started on these lovely woolen skirts & pants....


The best bit is I can incorporate all those fancy pockets into new garments without ever having to sew so well myself!

See others Words & Pictures around the theme of Collecting over at Pip's

14 comments:

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Nice collection. And who doesn't like a ready-made pocket? Brilliant!

Lulu said...

Some nice colours in that lot.

Sara said...

Nice! and so true about upcycling and home crafts being just a way of life for past generations :)

Kate said...

Some nice find there.

Joanne said...

Have you seen the Wardrobe Refashion blog? I'm not prepared to take the pledge, but I like looking at what other people are doing!
http://nikkishell.typepad.com/wardroberefashion/

amity ville boronia said...

Those are all very pretty. Lucky you.

c.raf.t said...

Ooh lovely fabrics, and the violet and the green checked,looks great together!

Lucy Bowler said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you make!

Bird Bath said...

what a super collection of woolies.
Looking forward to seeing them upcycled.

Emjie said...

Looks like you got yourself some good finds here.

MissyP said...

LUCK EEEE you! Up-cycle? I think that means riding your bike up a hill.

Melanie said...

what brilliant luck you had! Nice! Looks like great loot too.

Maureen said...

Ask and ye shall receive seems to work at op shops too! I think the word du jour here is repurpose. Funny, it's like the old saw..Make do, use it up, wear it out or do without. (think I have that right!)

I love pockets, and really don't like buying things (pants) without them.

woollywotnots said...

A good selection of colour and texture. Looks great!

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