I have lots of fabric that I have inherited from my mum. I remember there always being a big pile of gorgeous fabrics in the linen cupboard that were always going to be something - however my mum was an artist - textile and embroidery - and that always took precedence over making clothes. When my mum passed away I just couldn't bear to throw it out, so along it all came with the sewing machine and threads. It's only now, two and a half years later, that I'm starting to learn how to use this much-loved machine! So I thought this would be the perfect project to start with -
- use fabric you already have for a new project - I have a few ideas for this, one with a vintage liberty print, another with a small piece of mustard coloured cashmere
- repair/mend 5 things from 'fix' pile - I've been doing lots of this already but still have plenty left!
- repurpose at least 1 piece of fabric - I'm not sure if this counts but I have a lovely green/yellow/white flower print dress on which the elastic on the smocking has all stretched. It's not too long, sits funny and it only has ribbons for straps. I'd like to take it up & re-hem it, use the material I've cut off the bottom to make proper straps, and (if this isn't ridiculously out of my depth, then redo some of the broken and stretched elastic). Is this a re-purpose?