Rosie’s wardrobe story features an upcycled top. She bought this piece second hand from a thrift store in Italy, she cut out the lining and turned it inside-out, fastening it with a tie at the back. The end result is such a cute and colourful creation. Today she has styled it with dark brown leather trousers, also a charity shop purchase. She fell in love with the trousers because they are a close replica of a pair that her mum had when she was pregnant with Rosie in the 90s. This attachment helps Rosie to feel connected to her mum even when they are apart. She completes the outfit with shoes from Kurt Geiger’s sustainable collection.
“The trousers are new, I love styling things I’ve just bought while it's still exciting and I’m not bored of them yet. I’ve probably worn these trousers three times this week.”
If you want to try your hand at upcycling, here are some videos that Re_considered made in partnership with Rianne from ReeBee Clothing and Emma from Haus Dhalia which can help you get started. Alternatively, there are loads of brands and services which can help with all your upcycling and repair needs. This article from Vogue lists 7 of the best repair, restoration and alteration services in the UK. No big deal but Re_considered made the cut and who are we to resist Vogue’s infinite wisdom.
Making Patterns from your existing wardrobe w/ Haus Dhalia: https://youtu.be/ewzeOzlLUlM
Top Tips for Beginner Sewers w/ ReeBee Clothing: https://youtu.be/LXgMp6H0BNo
How to Rework Your Wardrobe w/Re_considered: https://youtu.be/dPNz5TJRZtw