Friday, May 7, 2010

Recycle/repurpose when you can

Recently picked up a great looking Eileen Fisher 100% silk jacket at the Salvation Army while visiting my cousin Patty in Alexandria Va. The size was way...........too small (PSM) which clearly is a petite small. I knew the instant I spotted this treasure that it would become a neat, one-of-a-kind pillow for my bedroom. I love anything that resembles tucks (after all - it's my last name). Removing the sleeves was first, then I simply cut the front of the jacket ACROSS from seam to seam, turned it wrong side out and using the front opening (no zippers or buttons were on the jacket)sewed the appropriate size to fit a pillow form I switch out all the time. I used a complimenting ribbon down the front of one side and it was complete. Took less than 10 minutes to re purpose this gorgeous jacket. Now - what should I do with those neat sleeves? Any suggestions???????????


  1. How pretty!! And it only took you ten minutes!! Fantastic! I think it turned out beautiful!


  2. Love this how about making a lamp shade to match with the left overs...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  3. That is a great idea. I've covered a few lamp shades and I do love a challenge. Look for a post when I do. Thanks for the encouragement.

  4. Love this - you know I love this color scheme as well, looks so nice!