The second life of old shirts
• The second life of old shirts
Without any problems, you can easily deal with his old clothes when she suddenly tired - just pick up and throw it in the trash. But this woman knows a sure way of using waste and forgotten things: it transforms the old unwanted husband's shirts to dresses for her young daughters. As a result, its products are obtained incredibly creative and absolutely stunning.
, the idea came up after her husband brought home sewing machine bought at Walmart for $ 50 Stephanie Miller (Stephanie Miller), an art teacher and mother of four children from the State of Utah (USA).
"We live in a two-room apartment, where little space, so that I could create my paintings, oil paints are unhealthy fumes, and the work itself requires a lot of time, which I do not, because I have to take care of for me on children, - she says. - I suffered from postpartum depression and was shocked mother's way of life, as I had to endure the loss of identity. "
The advent of the sewing machine in the house helped her to regain your creative side and, having learned to make stuffed animals, she began to view the video tutorials on YouTube on how to sew dresses.
"Three months ago, my husband got rid of clothes and on top of the pile was the shirt I gave him last Christmas - Stephanie recalls. - At first I was upset, because he wanted to throw something so new, but then the feeling passed. I kept this and several other of his shirts in the hope that some of them do. Then I decided to see what they do with such other seamstresses in Instagram, and seeing, thinking, "I can try, too. '"
Since then, she has made a lot of different outfits for themselves and for their daughters, who are so much like your new creative clothes that now seems not a shirt can not feel safe.
"My 3 year old daughter calls the dresses I sew," dresses Elsa "and wears them every week, - the woman said. - When I cook wash, my little girl is going to my father's shirt and ask me to make them pay. "
Fortunately, her husband (and his shirt) lucky as friends and neighbors began to donate her clothes and other fabrics, and now Stephanie always have material with which to work.