Mother: "Oh look sweetie, your grandmother's wool skirts! They'll fit you perfectly! She'd be sooo happy to know that you'll wear them now. How speeecial! Try them on!"
Daughter: "Oh. (gulp, eye roll) How ... nice."
I have. Sometimes what's precious to one generation, is truthfully only precious to that one generation.
A client recently brought us three wool skirts made from the family tartan design. After a bit of cutting and sewing, these skirts emerged as Christmas stockings. A charming re-purposing of a legacy gift! (For the record, this client's wool intolerance is the real reason behind the re-purposing of the skirts.)
At the studio today, we're thinking about all kinds of re-purposing possibilities.
A childhood blankie into a pillow?
A moth holed linen table cloth into everyday napkins?
Silk handkerchiefs into a sassy halter-top?
An old wool jacket into a stylish baseball cap?
A doily into a sexy bikini?
What can we help you re-imagine?
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