The theme this week is: Earth Day Challenge (up-cycled, all natural fabrics, “green”). I decided to "upcycle" a pair of brown linen pants that I have had for about 10 years and have worn once or twice. I don't know why I ever bought them, they have always been too big for me but I could never just get rid of them since they were practically new! Next I used a linen top that I picked up on a trip to the thrift store one day. I knew I couldn't wear it, it was too big and just not my style and to tell you the truth, I am never really drawn to lighter purple but this was such a pretty lilac color I just knew I wanted to do something with it. It turns out it was perfect for this project, I just love the color combination!
I started with these big ol pants
deconstructed, resized, restyled and came up with these belted bubble shorts
I was able to keep the original pockets and reuse the belt loops then I used the cut off leg pieces to create the belt, a new waistband and leg cuffs
and added some cute heart shape wooden buttons
I had a few ideas for this top but in the end decided to go with a very simple "pillowcase" style top tied with a chocolate colored grosgrain ribbon.
The fabric really is so pretty and perfect for warm summer days. Then I took an embellished tee shirt that "shrunk" (why do they always get shorter)?
and made this head band to satisfy my "fancy" girl!
I love how this turned out!