Don’t throw your pre-loved clothes away, recycle them into something equally as stunning, just like the talented Hudi @thethriftythinker has done here.
‘If you want to give it a go – I’d recommend focusing on colour and pattern, rather than the shape of the garment, and think about what could actually fit into your wardrobe, and match the clothes you already own, because this can help narrow it down.
‘I scrolled through Instagram a bit for inspiration, looking for similar materials/patterns to the items I had found in Barnardo’s. I also looked for interesting details that I could add in that would not only add some fun twists, but would also use up more material to avoid wasting excess material. Adding in ribbon ties or statement sleeves is a great way to use up material.
‘Upcycling and recycling is really important to me – not only is it a great way to extend the lifecycle of a garment, and keep it out of landfill, but it’s also a really creative outlet and a fun way to reconsider clothing and partake in trends without buying new.’