Only someone who knits or crochets will appreciate how long it takes to make a garment. So when I find discarded knitting projects I can’t bare to see them go to waste.
This piece started as a beginners knitting project accidentally boiled in the washing machine. By simply cutting out a hole for the neck, adding some jersey and sewing up the side seams it turned into an oversize dress/top. The added crochet patches finishes it nicely.
Next up is a neatly crocheted baby blanket in yummy colours turned into this stylish little number. Instead of sewing, this one was crocheted together at then side seam, hem and neckline for a neater finish.
Last but not least is this pastel number salvaged from a crochet patchwork blanket. I actually managed to get two dresses out of this one. Worn here with our pompom wooly robe.
If you have a similar project tucked away somewhere, why not turned into something wearable? Or maybe just a cushion cover if you inner hippy is a little shy.
The kimono. The perfect garment to throw over anything night or day to create a bit of va-va-voom. Well, these aren’t strictly kimonos. They are a much simpler cut that creates no waste fabric.
Here is a selection we made in preparation for the festival season. We use scarves, sarongs, saris, you name it. So all complete one of a kind as usual.
Painting chairs is an easy way to give them a new look, but the real change happens when you replace the fabric on the seating. Even a non-painted battered old chair looks so much better with a newly upholstered seat. Here are a few samples of what we have made in the last few weeks. Some were sets of four. Some sold as singles.
If you are Sussex based and want your dining chairs recovered let us know! We will also be running workshops in the new year too where you can learn how to paint and recover your own chairs Please check our Shaboutique website or Shaboutique’s Facebook page for dates. Or subscribe to our blog and we will let you know.
Have you got a pair of old jeans that you love and are holding on to even though they are in shreds? Why not give them a second life by having them customised and repaired to your own specifications.
This is Brian’s bum. His favourite jeans were falling apart so we added a few patches which gave them a subtle splash of colour.
Want yours done? Get in touch!
Its still officially festival season and our upcycled 7″ vinyl fascinators are still available in our Etsy shop! Grab em whilst they are there!