August Recycled Used Clothing Challenge Week 4

The last two weeks have flown by and I have had lots of time to sew and create. I have enjoyed how the aprons turned out but I think my kids would get some strange looks if they wore them to school. I did manage to make a large heavy duty book bag for my daughter. I think it turned out nicely considering I had no pattern and just sewed it together. It was made completely out of recycled material and fabric. She loves it so that makes it worth it. I did take some pants and converted them into a skirt for myself and a dress and added some elastic to make it a skirt.

I recently found this site and thought they had a lot to offer. AuH20 is an environmental and socially conscious clothing store located in the East Village. They specialize in one-of-a-kind pieces that are recycled, redesigned, and reconstructed, sewn right on site.

I did find myself in another Goodwill by the pound(Outlet) in a different city and was amazed at the differences. I have found that I have enough things to make/sew now so I was thinking that I need to make this challenge a bit harder. I’m going to see how long I can go without buying any clothes anywhere and using what I have. I do love the thrill of going to the goodwill or thrift stores and finding fabulous old 60’s clothes but my house isn’t big enough to hold everything I find on my weekly trip to the Goodwill.

Now if only I can get my sewing machine fixed than everything in this world will be alright.

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