A little over three years ago, on a shopping adventure in Montreal with my boo Belinda, I came across the store Preloved. This store is unlike anything I had seen so far in Ottawa and I was immediately smitten. All items in the store are one of a kind, and made from reassembled vintage clothing and accessories. I couldn’t believe how beautiful everything was! I returned home with a few choice pieces and a desire to learn how to sew. I enrolled in a sewing class shortly thereafter… and then another… and another…
Flash forward three years and all my sewing has involved using new fabric. Until last week. Yes, I am happy to announce that I have FINALLY completed my first version of a pre-loved item. I probably should have taken a before picture, but in my excitement to cut and sew, I completely forgot. No worries as this new little garment is simply a Gaëlle-size version of the original. Alright, I’ll admit that this is not at all as creative as what you’ll find at Preloved (seriously, check out their site!), but I think it’s pretty good for a first attempt.
I made an accidental cut in the back of the sweater when cutting out the fabric… ooops. In order to hide my scissor happy mistake, I simply added a strip of fabric. Gives it a bit of designer flair I say!
It’s still a bit big for Gaëlle but give it a few months and it will fit her perfectly. I’ve already identified a few more of my old sweaters that could possibly be snipped… Chaughan might want to keep a close eye on his wardrobe too!