Spotlight Friday: clothes

This time of the year, during the Summer break, I usually go through the kids clothes, to get them ready for the change of Season. Not so much as a Back to School thing,because here it will not get cold until late October, sometimes November.

I know it makes them feel better on their first day off School to wear something they really like and just got new, so we try to find something that is within our budget. We watch the online sales and sometimes happen to run into a sale at a store.

Both my kids had a major growth spurt this summer. So we decided to push out the clothes picking as far back as possible.

So now we are getting closer to the first day off School. Time to clean out those closets and try on every piece of clothing that is in there, to see if it will last another season of if it will be turned into something “new”, passed on the the younger sibling, handed over to some friends or donated.

The older one knows the drill and is pretty sufficient doing it herself. My younger one does not like this chore and needs constant encouragement to get through this task. By the time we are done with it we are both pooped.

So to get myself mentally ready for this, planning for it either this weekend or during the next few days after, while big kid is in orientation, I was going to do some cloth searching in the handmade market. Maybe to get some ideas of what we could do with the clothes that don’t fit anymore.

This Summer we made a few “new” items out of T shirts, some skirts and a dress.

How do you attack your closet, or how many times a year? And what do you do with the stuff that doesn’t fit anymore?

Let’s go look at Zibbets clothes section:

(if you click on the picture, it will take you to the individual shops)

Item Title by Shop Name on Zibbet
Patchwork/Upcycled hand made Applique Dress by zayade

Item Title by Shop Name on Zibbet
Footed Pajamas, SMALL by brightrosecreations

Item Title by Shop Name on Zibbet
Eco Fashion reconstruction upcycled clothing Black Lime lingerie OOAK by RunzwithScissors

Item Title by Shop Name on Zibbet
Children’s fabric activity book by remainewicked

Item Title by Shop Name on Zibbet
Upcycled Pink Embellished Skirt
by Pearl’s Homespun

Item Title by Shop Name on Zibbet
Back to School Fabric Folder with Pockets by PlainjaneB2B

Item Title by Shop Name on Zibbet
GreenTech — Netbook Sleeve from Recycled Shirt in Floral Pattern
by OrganicPlanet

Item Title by Shop Name on Zibbet
Joseph’s ReJeans by artlife

Item Title by Shop Name on Zibbet
Upcycled Pixie Top or Tunique in mauve-multicolor Boho Fashion Hippie Style
by Boutique Living Dreams

It is interesting and inspiring, what other creators made from materials that had a different life before. Sometimes I get stuck and can’t see beyond what that item is at the moment.  Does that happen to you? Where do you draw your inspiration from?


(click on the picture and it will take you to the treasury on etsy and you can look at the individual items)

What is your coolest up cycling of clothes that you have done  so far?

Or as is it also called refashioned, what did you refashion?


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