Fancy a go at upcycling but not sure your own wardrobe is ready to be the guinea pig? Fancy dress costume is a great place to have a go. What’s more, if you do it for kids, they get the added bonus of helping to make it. It might not be as polished or flashy as a shop bought costume but I find the kids are more taken with the idea of having made their costumes than whether it looks exactly right or perfectly sewn.
I’ve just read an article from The Guardian about home sewing making a come back, which also said that sewing is sadly not taught in schools any more, so you can also provide them with a good start to a fun and essential life skill by having a go at sewing together.
We went double whammy with this one, an old blanket was upcycled and then upcycled again …. UP-UPCYCLED or DOUBLE UPCYCLED? I’m off to dig out some more pics of costumes past ….
I’ve shared the article from The Guardian on Facebook if anyone is interested.