5 Reasons To Sort Out Your Wardrobe Now

September 15, 2016

 

 

Let’s be honest, cleaning out your wardrobe is unlikely to be your idea of fun!

 

But with a little effort and imagination you can in fact find joy and satisfaction in sorting your dreaded wardrobe out.  It's all about being able to envisage how you can re-use, upcycle and re-purpose!

 

Alright - so if you're still not convinced, then perhaps you’ll be familiar with the scenario that pushed me...

 

You see, last week I picked out the same shirt twice.  I frustratingly decided that it didn’t look right, put it back on the shelf and watched it precariously balance on a pile of other shirts that never damn-well look quite right!!

 

ENOUGH was ENOUGH!

 

The challenge was set (yes Shannon and I both accepted...or perhaps one of us was coerced!) and off we went sorting...here are the results:

 

5 recycled, reused and re-purposed items that will make you want to sort out your wardrobe

ILL-FITTING SHIRT...

 

 

 

 

becomes a lovely summer skirt!

 

Method: shirt cut just above the elastic under bust and a waist band sewn to create a skirt.

SO-LAST-SEASON'S SHORT PLAIN SHIRT...

 

 

becomes a totally wearable, longer and brighter shirt!

 

Method: fabric taken from an old dress which already had a hem - this was then sewn onto the bottom of the shirt.  

UNWANTED DENIM JEANS...

 

 

become useful pocket holders for all sorts of stuff!

 

Method: pockets cut from jeans and adhesive velcro stuck down to ensure items stay inside the pocket.  

 

OLD T-SHIRT...

 

 

 

 

 

 

becomes a cute tote bag.

 

Method: Mommypotamus has a step-by-step guide for you! 

SCARF (OR FABRIC BELT)...

 

turns into a colourful necklace! Awwwwww - so pretty!

 

Method: scarf tied in really tight knots at equal intervals.

 

 

Happy Spring sorting to you all!  

 

We'd love to hear about other ways you're re-using old clothes so please share in the comments section below!

 

 

 

 

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