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reCOLLETTEtions

   Upcycle, Revamp, Recreate, lets just get creating!!

        reCOLLettetions is a blog about making things, recycling, up-cycling, recreating, whatever you want to call it. I am inspired by vintage, the 1950's in particular, the femininity and classic style of this era is reflected in a lot of my creations.

 I try to avoid buying mass produced anything,opting instead for up-cycled, re-used, repaired, recycled, second hand items. I don't like waste, one woman's trash can be another woman's treasure. Come along for the ride and explore some creative solutions to give things a new lease on life, instructions included! 

 

 

  • Powder Blue Dress, for summer days and nights
    Another creation using my favourite pattern and some bargain material, but it too looks quite different! The velvet bows were more expensive then the rest of the dress, go figure.........
    Posted: Monday 6 October 2014
  • Crop Jacket Makeover
    An old denim jacket gets a rockabilly makeover, now it's worth wearing....... Read on about how to do it.....
    Posted: Wednesday 27 August 2014
  • The $4.00 Grey Swing Dress
    A piece of fabric from an op shop for $4.00 has become an elegant retro swing dress for winter. How can you not love the stylish finish eith a bargain price tag?
    Posted: Monday 14 July 2014
  • Vintage Suitcase Makeover
    This battered old case got a new lease of life with a little help from my skills and talents! My only regret is not taking a before photo!
    Posted: Monday 7 July 2014
  • Upcycled Barrel into a Retro Toy Bin
    My hubby found this old barrel and brought it home for me to up cycle, I saw the potential for a retro style toy bin with an anchor motif...a tutorial on how to do it yourself
    Posted: Tuesday 1 July 2014
  • And now a Baby Ball for Korbyn
    Korbyns learning new skills so of course i have to make him some useful toys, this week its a soft ball in gorgeous blues, this tutorial includes a pattern as well so you can print it off and make your own......
    Posted: Tuesday 24 June 2014
  • Homemade soft toy for Korbyn
    I love making unique toys, some might call them ugly and thats ok, I think they're cute ugly, This one is for my grand baby..........
    Posted: Sunday 15 June 2014
  • A Vintage Winter Flare Dress Makeover
    Its hardly surprising I have too many red dresses since it is my favourite colour but this little number needed more than a new colour scheme, here's what I did with this revamp.........
    Posted: Tuesday 3 June 2014
  • Lace Vintage Dress for winter Dress-ups, made for under $20!
    Ok so its not warm but with a nice fluffy fur or the cardigan from last week, this new dress is one Im going to wear this winter! I made it from corded guipure lace I was given a while back......
    Posted: Monday 26 May 2014
  • Sweater into a cute Cardi refashion
    Easy change, a plain sweater into an embellished cardigan, just in time for winter, read on on how to do this......
    Posted: Monday 19 May 2014

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