a happy refashioner

Here are some lovely words from Pippiwillow, one of the ladies who joined in on one of my refashioning workshops last year.

This was the last workshop I ran from my studio up near Daylesford before I relocated back to the big smoke. I still haven’t announced workshop dates for this year, but if you are interested simply send me an email and I’ll add you onto my mailing list.

Wardrobe Re-Worked!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

I saw an advertisement from my local neighbourhood house for this “the Sustainable stylist Re-Work You Wardrobe” and I was compelled to go.

I went along to the 5 hour class with my back pack full of old clothes, clothes that I no longer wore but did not want to throw away. Clothes that I knew had the potential to become something else but also needed someone with more vision than me.

Kim Kneipp’s class was a wonderful way to spend the day.

I met three really lovely women who were all of like mind when it came to their clothes – that is, we needed help with re-working them into something ace, something we would wear a lot and something we saw no point in adding to the masses of clothing that become landfill when no longer fashionable-fitting well-or longer our style.

We were all welcomed into Kim’s studio, warmed by the burning fire and shared enthusiasm of each-others soon to be ‘new’ clothes’.

I required some ‘help’ and this is where Kim’s class fitted in nicely to the mysterious ways of the world.

I absolutely love the idea of shopping within my own wardrobe and re-working what I already own.

Thanks Kim and thanks also to Claire, Louise and Sue.

I can’t wait for the next sewing day.

before and after images of Pippiwillow’s tailored coat

(this is a slightly abridged copy of Pippiwillow’s post – to see the full post and more images click here).