I am very excited to be taking part in this blog hop – the theme to create anything in the colours red, black and grey around the topic Rush Hour.
If you have not visited me before one very big Welcome:) I enjoy the challenge of upcycling a former item into something new. Regularly creating bags out of former clothes – this challenge is perfect for me:)
I started off with this wonderful tweed skirt, you can imagine my delight when I discovered it in my stash fitting the theme perfectly:)
The skirt is a 100% wool, with sewn in pleats. I have set myself the challenge to create as many Rush Hour themed items as I can from the one skirt.
First off this gorgeous bag, which highlights the original pleats from the skirt. I have lined it with red cotton, and included an internal zip pocket. Hardware for the bag is rescued from an old bag. There is a tutorial here if you fancy making one yourself:)
With the left over fabric I unpicked the pleats and washed on the highest setting on the machine to felt the woollen fabric. I created the tablet sleeve with complimentary red fabric (a former curtain).
If you fancy making your tablet case I have a simple tutorial here.
Next up a smaller ladies shoulder bag, again lined with complimentary red:) It’s such a fab colour combination.
Having sketched this bag out I am chuffed it fits a mini IPAD.
I am delighted with all of them, in fact I am feeling inspired for these to designs to be the basis of a new autumn range.
Red, White, and Black will be stopping traffic!
Visit this wide range of bloggers to see how they have interpreted the theme:)
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