Clothing recycling, I actually now for a number of years and I still love it...
During my check-2016 and my projections to 2017, I write that I wanted to write about it in a broader sense..
We start today on how I arrived simply with the idea of recycling clothes and what I find as advantage...

What for?

I think that the first time that I thought to recycle clothes date from the period where I was dressing almost exclusively to the chips of Montreuil, from the time it was the garment 1fr. I sometimes fell on improbable things at the Cup level, but including the fabric where the embroidery had attracted my eye.
Not quite knowing how to go, then I entassais "my treasure" without my closet, waiting for the moment to serve me my machine...
Then gave away the years and like many women, my desires sewing and hand-made returned with the arrival of my daughter almost 10 years ago...
I sew a little, a lot, passionately and since I'm often having in recycling clothing.
But why is that I like? I tried to ask me a few minutes to respond quietly...

From an ecological point of view...

Frankly, our society is awash in clothes, there are 10 collections a year, discounts all year, fast fashion galore... and my closet is the perfect example I have had periods where I bought a lot (which is more about the case today), many bought in thrift store also... and I had the chance to recover also lot of clothes around me...
I found myself at a time with a surplus of clothes and I started...

The economic side...

So maybe it's my side cheapskate who speaks but sew new piece from those I am more I find it particularly pleasant and rewarding... 
It is not obliged to sew from tissue at 20 euros per meter to get satisfaction, right? You can also retrieve the haberdashery (buttons, zippers,...) for nothing.

The nostalgic side...

We have all in our closet or those of our children one dud favorite whether for its history, its experiences or simply because we love the print...
To perpetuate this print in a new creation gives meaning to recycling.
This is the case of these two t-shirt for my son who were either too big or too small... and that he loves both forms...


It is also a vintage pink blouse with flowers worn in the year 70 by the mother of a childhood friend, that we carried also both adolescence in our cool baba period...
The fabric, so worn, thin and fragile left in tatters, but I couldn't bring myself to throw it away... I did a few years ago two pockets that I offered them, as well as a small blanket... a little wink to the past.

The practical...

Recycle it is also to use the existing to make life easier... use existing buttoning paws like here... (setting in the back)

 or to sew up a child from one of adult size shirt in is off the legs of buttoning and those of the wrist...

It is diverting pieces of clothing for something else... the cuffs of shirt becomes straps...

It is also having a desire to sew there now but no tissue corresponding... hop we're looking for in the recycling fund and go!

The fun side...

Recycling is for me a way to think about sewing, more complicated that spread a piece of fabric and overlay the top boss...
Recycling requires time, Duke it out and cut the piece, think about what you can do with and retrieve what to facilitate labour (pockets, legs boutonnages and other details of the clothing...).
I've faced enough to the problem of sewing jeans from an existing, in size 42... impossible to properly place my pieces, I had to do it eventually with a jean store bought fabric.
My experience of recycling for now mainly stop sewing a garment from a pattern, more rarely by deferring the contours of a garment (especially for children parts jersey asking little adaptation...);
I would like her to completely divert the base of clothing and get to something completely different, but staying in something portable d anyway...
See if I can fix myself a few challenges in this vein this year...

And you, what are the reasons for which recycling boot you?