Your closet (or home) can be a great source of inspiration to refreshing your wardrobe this fall by making something new out of something old. We’ve pulled together 5 fabulous upcycled fashion projects from the queens of sewing – BurdaStyle. Use these pieces as inspiration to make your own clothes from scratch or repurpose old and thrifted wears. It’s a great way to channel your creativity, be green, and get some new duds to boot!
From simple to advanced, check out our favorite pieces to inspire you to sew and style yourself.
Summer Leftovers Dress
Because this dress looks completely planned, patterned and projected, you would never think it was made from “left overs” – but glad it is!
Adult Dress from Pillowcase
Because a pillowcase is already in a nice even shape, and hopefully super soft, why not elevate it’s status to favorite dress.
It swings, it’s light and flirty, and it’s easily made with 2 sarongs which we probably all have a store of. The sarong is the perfect piece to jump start a skirt.
The Pale Yellow Curtain Skirt
The frilly curtain of our grandmother’s age is nice for them, but we might not want to hang it in our house – even though we can appreciate it for what it is. That’s why transforming the fabric into something useful is the perfect way to honor the frill, without letting it take over your style.
Amazingly colorful and fun, with pieces acquired at the thrift shop. Way to build up!
Send us your projects!
Do you have upcycled fashion in your wardrobe? Or are you working on something now? Let us know by commenting below. And if you want more inspiration, check out BurdaStyle.com (or see them on Facebook and Twitter). A vibrant community of ‘sewing people’ from all over the globe, BurdaStyle is sure to inspire!