Upcycled, recycled, 2nd time around love .......... whatever you'd like to call it, it is. Last night I whipped up this little beauty from a dress my friend Cint gave me quite a while ago. This chick has THE best wardrobe and the best eye for vintage clothes I have ever seen. Lucky me got a huge bag of cast offs that were not her size and told I could do whatever I wanted with them. Until now I just couldn't cut into them, they have been hanging in my studio and I look at them constantly waiting for inspiration. Inspiration arrived last night. I love this fabric and thought that instead of the usual A-line skirt I always make I'd pop in an elastic waist. I must say I was a bit nervous, its not always a flattering look. Good for 4 year olds and generally not so great for almost 40 year olds! End result is a bit of ric rac on the hem and bobs your uncle ( or in my case my Pop) its done and I love it. I might just add some fancy nancy pockets and its ready to rock n roll.
Hi. I'm Mandy and this is my little slice of life where I share my family life and my creative pursuits.
BOB & MABEL is the result of a creative itch that resurfaced after too many years ignored. After studying Fine Art and working as an Art/Photography/Welfare teacher I followed the path to motherhood. Since having No.3 I started playing with the growing mountains of vintage fabric and BOB & MABEL arrived!