Nothing said spring like this brightly colored blouse I came across at the Goodwill a few weeks ago. It was pale yellow with accents of bright green, purple and orange. Made of a gauzy material, it had a kind of three dimensional texture with a flowery pattern running through it. Just too pretty to pass up! So… I bought it. Not to wear though, oh no, it was just a tad too springy and too colorful and perhaps too dated, gaudy, foofy…to actually wear… for my style, that is.
The sweater to cat bed project, had put me in the “upcycled clothing” frame of mind. I gave some thought as to what to make this time, and before I knew it, I had several ideas for how to repurpose the frilly fabric blouse for warmer weather inspiration…seeing as how I cannot count on the weather to do the job.
I was even thinking that I might get more than one upcylce out of this blouse, (are you jealous, yet?)
But first things first, I needed something for displaying a bouquet of pussy willows that I bought on a whim.
If I didn’t mention it before, I made sure to give this blouse a really good washing before I got started.
Next I flipped the tub over and did a similar tactic on the top, folding and gluing the pieces inside the tub.
Have you come across an outdated or vintage piece of clothing that catches your eye because of the texture, color or pattern, but you know darn well you wouldn’t be caught dead wearing it? How would you upcycle it?
Thank you so much for stopping by ~ Amy