I picked up a pile of damaged t-shirts and jersey garments from my local op shop that were sitting in a rubbish bag waiting to be discarded, paying a small amount to take them away, and thanked the ladies for allowing me to rummage. Also scoring 3mtrs of elastic for $3.70 in the same op shop, which is needed for the skirt waistband. Using damaged clothing seems a much more sensible option, rather than cut into shirts that are otherwise perfectly wearable.
Whilst I made this skirt, please do not direct all credit to me, for I used a sewing pattern and tutorial, created by pattern designer Beth, selling her designs through her site LilyGiggle.com.
"I love to breathe new life into unwanted fabrics and many of my designs incorporate the use of recycled/upcycled materials." Beth, LilyGiggle.com
I made my version of a t-shirt ruffle skirt using LilyGiggle.com's Rings of Ruffle Skirt (which sells for $7.95 with instant download) pattern and tutorial. "A great way to breathe some new life into some no-longer-needed t-shirts or to make from your favorite stretch knit fabric"
Beth's PDF instructions are very easy to follow, and thorough. My Ring of Ruffle Skirt took approximately two hours to complete, and I had so much fun seeing all those ruffly colours come together.
I contemplate whether one could get away with making and wearing a ruffle skirt as an adult? Having seen this, this, and this ruffle skirt, I absolutely think so!
For sewing enthusiast Recycled Fashion blog readers, we have a giveaway c/o Beth @ LilyGiggle. She would like to giveaway a 3 pack bundle to one Recycled Fashion blog reader. The winner can pick any three sewing patterns /tutorials (usually $20).
There are numerous patterns to choose from, including dresses, tops, pants, hats, and jackets. Her patterns range from 6 months to 10yrs.
How To Enter
To enter this giveaway do one or more of the following:
1. Leave a comment below
2. Become a blog follower on Recycled Fashion
2. Follow LilyGiggle.com on facebook and leave a comment
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4. Follow RecycledFashion on twitter and retweet the giveaway
Each activity above counts for one entry into the competition. Please leave a separate comment below for each one of the above activities you do (for more chances to win), along with a way of contacting you.
National and international readers are all welcome to participate in the competition, which closes Sunday 2nd October 2011, the winner to be drawn at random.
*COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED*