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Frocktober day 9 October 9, 2009

Posted by Sarah in buttons, clothes, cosy, dress, fabric, felt, Frocktober, Fundraising, home made, recycle, refashion, sewing, thrifty, wool.

My friend Maree came over a couple of weeks back with a pair of woolen pants that she no longer wanted.  They were really nice quality Veronika Maine wool crepe wide legged pants.  They were worn in a few spots, but otherwise were still in pretty good condition.  I popped them onto my fabric pile and left them alone.  This morning I woke up wishing I had another woolen dress to wear for Frocktober, because most of my dresses are pretty summer cotton numbers, and it’s been so cold here in the last week.  I remembered the woolen pants this morning while I was deciding what to wear.  I sliced up the centre seam in the leg, and removed the pockets, waist band and fly.  Then I ironed the fabric and turned it into this dress!

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There was a little patch on the back heel of the pants where they had been rubbed through and repaired.  I’ve put these colourful buttons on to cover up the marks.

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Joh and I are heading over to Maree’s house tonight for dinner, I can’t wait to see what she thinks when I tell her what i’ve done with her pants!  I wonder if she will recognise them?

Remember, if you want to support the Australian Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation during the month of Frocktober you can.  Click here to donate.

My registration number is 539381.  (you can put the registration number in the final page of your paypal payment).


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