Upcycling Blog Tour: Day 3

Welcome to day three of the Upcycling, "It's All In The Details" blog tour. Today we again have a lovely diversity in how our bloggers interpreted the theme.

Our first stop today is Maartje from Huisje Boompje Boefjes. Maartje is a true upcyclist (pun intended). I have seen many sweaters and trousers that were originally hers or her husbands become transformed into clothes for her sons. For the tour she made an awesome Pathfinder vest by using zipper pockets, the hood, the lining and even the snaps from an old vest on a new one. You have to be a true upcycling guru to realize that it is possible to upcycle snaps.

Sarah from The Crazy Tailor made these super cute Wilde Things shoes. Due to the small pattern pieces, this pattern is perfect for upcycling . Almost no scrap is too small to cut the required pieces from. Due to the different pieces it is also perfect to combine upcycled fabrics from different sources. Sarah managed to upcycle fabric from three different garments to make these cute little guys, just look at those extra fluffy ears!

Gabrielle from Live in our Busy Household made three different garments for the tour! Gabrielle describes in her post how upcycling is perfect for some extra sewing gratification. She challenged herself to use as much as possible from a pair of woman's pants to create a pair of Tree climber pants (pattern is being updated), an Evergreen bonnet and Wild Things boots. She clearly succeeded in her goal by cutting her fabric very efficiently and by using the fabric applique method. That method is perfect to use even the smallest pieces.

Tami from SewSophieLynn made this very pretty cape. The cape becomes even prettier when you read about the story behind the source of the fabric. Tami shows in her post that upcycling is also a way to keep memories of treasured people or occasions close to us. When she made this cape she even already took into account the future, making the cape even more sustainable!

Tomorrow is already the last day of the tour, but you still have plenty of time to fill in the rafflecopter to have a chance of winning four free Twig and Tale patterns.