Our refashion fundraising workshop for Rory Gallagher’s Wish To Walk took place on Sunday afternoon. I teamed up with Hullabaloo again to encourage people to get creative all for a great cause. Read all about Rory’s condition here.
How gorgeous is this piece? I love this neckline and how some simple restyling can transform this look. Less is more as they say.
Some chose to bejewel and embellish garments, while others opted to completely refashion garments to create accessories. We offered guidance, suggestions and a few tricks.
This bow is made from an old, heart-print T-shirt. Sarah refashioned it for her daughter, along with a chain made from a purple T-shirt.
Christine completely transformed a plain black top from Penneys by sewing on some vintage-look buttons that I got in a vintage shop (The Laden Showroom) in Bricklane, London. She did such a great job. We all loved this one. She added a couple of tiny bells too, left over from our Christmas Jumper Party at Shells Café.
It’s always enjoyable at Hullabaloo. Despite feeling a bit run down, I had a fab, productive afternoon and it’s good to know our time helped raise some much needed funds for Rory Gallagher. He’s one step closer now!
A special thanks to all our creatives that came along to our event Refashion for Rory, despite the roads and weather warnings. We had coffee, tea and cake on hand and all the materials needed to give tired garments a fashionable facelift.
We made some organza flowers too to add to costume jewellery and garments. They are the easiest, most fun things to make and take less than 5 minutes! We also made collars, added cuffs and patchwork. I always love to see what the girls come up with.
Jennifer used one of my favourite old shirts to add cuffs to her jumper. I adored this shirt from Gsus with its splash of neon and used to wear it in college. It’s one of those garments that stands out. She upcycled it into a flower (above) too.
There are so many possibilities with your preloved garments. If you’re feeling inspired, join us next time. It’s lots of fun to refashion and you get a sense of achievement when you create something new and bespoke – your very own unique creation.
Our next class starts Wednesday 4th February (7-8:30pm) at Hullabaloo. You will learn to make jewellery, headpieces, statement collars and refashioned bows. For more details or to book your place contact: email@example.com
If you’d like to make Rory Gallagher’s wish come true, donate here.