ARE YOU FACED with CLEANING OUT HOUSEHOLDS? Aware of the age range of my customers, it is likely that many of you are facing the loss of your parents and cleaning out of their homes - perhaps in the 'downsizing' process. Or perhaps you're cleaning out to 'downsize' yourself.
There ARE things to save among all those household textiles and clothing!
Of course, men's ties, but also linens of all types including lace and even nice T-Shirts, jeans, etc. Garments someone special made for you...just anything that brings back fond memories. If you want to go the next step, group things in boxes according to color. That way, you'll have a jumpstart when the day to CREATE arrives.
Below is a picture of the contents of a very special 'project box' I had put together during cleaning out. My box had the gym suit from junior high, and a cotton dress my Mom had made for me when I was 9-10 years old, and a sweater with a run at the neck. I'd thrown in a couple of other pieces in the color family.
See below what I started with - including a pic of me in the dress, and what I ended up with! Read ALL about my sentimental sewing day HERE at my Blog.
What finally got me to get working on this project
was an UpCycle CONTEST at Pattern Review.
You'll need to be a member of Pattern Review, or create a (FREE) account to vote, but it's definitely a great site to frequent if you are a garment sewer. Here's the link to go vote for your favorites. You get to vote for FIVE! PS Vote for mine too! I'd love to win a contest!