Well, continuing along the lines or reuse/recycling and the commitment I made to wardrobe refashion I made this skirt from 2 pairs of big sister’s outgrown pants. I have been saving them for quite some time, but with 8 years difference between the 2 girls~ it ends up being too much storage in too little space. Anyways, I also made a coordinating peasant top based on this tutorial. These are also made from big sister’s outgrown jeans and bits of the leftover pants from the skirt.
Here is a bit of a close up.. sorry for the blur, my batteries were dying on me. Do you see the little tap shoes? They haven’t left her feet (only to go to bed) since I bought them from the GW.
GW is code for Goodwill. I love my GW. I am not kidding. Ok, I started out at first being kind of embarrassed about going there. Browsing around, trying on things and always trying to keep a low profile. I then started to open my eyes to who and what was around me and I began to really see the big picture. Here is the skinny on my GW.
One, all kinds of people go there. You’ve got the people who really need clothes at a cheaper price, you’ve got the work crowd looking for their wardrobe fillers, you’ve got smart mother’s looking for hardly worn clothes for their rapidly growing children (this is where I started out), you’ve got the hip crowd looking for cool vintage, you get the point. The GW has something for everyone.
Two, it is so good for the environment because you are recycling, you are not wasting precious resources, you are giving care and love to items that someone did not want anymore.
Third, you can yourself recycle what you don’t need or want anymore, keeping things out of landfills, plus you know the drill one man’s treasure…
So, basically it is all good, and you can really get some things for a fraction of the cost. All you have to do is imagine… then it will be!
Example.. my little girl wants to be a tap dancer… she taps in all her shoes, so, I imagined that she would need a pair of tap shoes…. big sister always needs tee’s. Mama needed new boots and a purse. Fun fabric and pretty brown bears can always be made into various pj’s and whatnot..and the bear, well, let’s think Christmas cheer!
So… here is what I needed and what I received.. all for $23.00
I heart my GW!!!