Next to take on our recycling week challenge is master up-cycler, sustainable and transition tutorial genies, @isitdanidawks. Dani believes in bringing awareness to sustainable living through upcycling, thrifting and eco reviews and we couldn’t agree more. Check out how she transforms this cute dress into something even more spectacular.
“So Barnardo’s reached out to me to ask me if I wanted to create and upcycle in aid of Recycling Week! Of course, I said yes! I found this lovely Zara dress and although the dress is cute as is I knew it needed some EXTRA JUICE.
With only an hour to spare before I had to set off to host an Army Upcycle workshop with @goinspire.wimbledon in aid of Sustainable Fashion Week I created this two piece set with a little cute bag to match.
I loved the detail of the open back and decided to keep that on the skirt back and as I love an open back, I created this on the back of my top!
It’s day 2 of Recycling week. We challenged the talented @eat.sleep.salvage.repaet to take part in our upcycling challenge and she did not disappoint. Check out her easy tutorial on how to create a 90’s dream halter neck.
“I purchased this shirt in Barnardo’s for £2. I’ve been wanting to make a drawstring halter neck for a while and thought this shirt would work perfectly. I looked at similar style tops online and also used an old halter neck to draft the pattern. It only took me a few hours to complete and it’s a great addition to my wardrobe”
Check out the step-by-step tutorial over on our Instagram. Feeling inspired? Why not get creative and share your up-cycles with us because loved clothes last.
When Barnardo’s asked me if I wanted to take part in their upcycling challenge for Recycle Week, I jumped at the chance! I’m very passionate about pre-loved clothes, and even more so, recycling and upcycling them into something new.
I was asked if I wanted to choose my own clothes or be sent a mystery parcel. I opted for the latter. When my parcel arrived (which including a sweet little sewing kit) the dress inside was something that I would never have chosen myself in a million years (I think this is a good thing… I love a challenge!)
The dress was a pretty smart evening gown from Hamells Wavelength, made of stretch velour with a great glitter detail and a deep v-shaped back. I’d guess it’s not that old, so not my usual vintage style (I love the 60s, 70s and 80s), plus it was a bit big and shapeless on me.