I'm all for upcycling (using clothing/linens for your fabric) but this challenge wasn't the easiest for me. See, I recently got rid of a bunch of clothes that I had set aside for upcycling. I've been on a clean up and clear out kick recently and that pile of clothing was one of the first to go.
I did save one lonely shirt though.
A Docker button down that was John's. He had this shirt when we first started dating 16 years ago. It still fits him and is in great shape but he was tired of it (as was I). But it was too nice to just toss. I knew I'd find a use for it eventually.
And that is making an Oliver + S Hopscotch skirt from it! I was able to use the existing button placket which cut down on sewing time. And since John is a tall man (6' 5") I had plenty of fabric to cut the pockets from. There's still some shirt left....perhaps the scraps will become the yoke of a Badminton Top one day.
In the mending pile, I found a red rib knit shirt that I had made P some time ago that he didn't particularly care for. I was able to cut a bolero (Ottobre Design 03/10 #9 'Lemon Juice') from it. I omitted the frills on the sleeves and chose not to put elastic in the sleeve hems. BK doesn't like things that are tight around her arms.
The skirt and the bolero paired with a RTW white shirt and saltwater sandals makes a casual but fun outfit. Perfect for dinner al fresco at Waterman's.
BK was a trooper for photos today. It was raining! It seems like every Thursday it's either overcast or raining. I need to finish my challenge submissions earlier in the week from now on.:) The skirt and bolero were also part of my KCWC sewing.