So, a little after the fact, and almost a week of Valentine’s themed refashions later, I have had to cram more than one garment into this last day’s post. There are five items to be precise – two cardigans, shorts, leggings and a skirt, all transformed with mini elbow or knee patches and our range of iron on heart applique patches which are smaller motifs available in three sizes.
When I first looked at these striped jersey trousers, I could see they had definitely been well worn and loved. A good wash brightened them up no end though, and I was excited to choose a set of rectangular sailboat design patches to complement their nautical look and give them a fun slant. The pants have a wide leg so rounded rectangle patches in child size (12.25 × 8.5 cm) were a good fit.
The world is full of gingham shirts so I wanted to make this one look just a little different. I pulled out a few patch designs from my collection including contrast blue and black gingham and white skull and crossbones on a black background (pictured) both ideal for boys’ garments. After much deliberation, I decided some black and white newsprint patches were just the thing to add a quirky touch of humour. The circular shape in child size 8.5cm diameter is a good fit and makes a change from oval or rectangular.
Day three of our Valentine’s Challenge. I added these mini iron on elbow patches in beige heart motif fabric to an oatmeal long sleeved girl’s t shirt in our bundle of cast offs. I’m really pleased with the result.
The Challenge is to celebrate the launch of Vintage-Patch’s new range of mini patches for smaller size childrens’ clothes, and I’m seeing how many charity shop cast offs can be refashioned into something cool before 14th February.
It’s time to reveal the second refashion in our Valentine’s Challenge, and hearts and flowers are replaced by camouflage fabric for the subject of this makeover – a bright green jumper pulled from the heap pictured below.
In case you didn’t see our first post on the Challenge, to celebrate the launch of our new range of mini patches suitable for smaller size childrens’ clothes, we’re seeing how many garments from a heap of charity shop cast offs can be refashioned into something cool before 14th February.
Join us and get creative! To celebrate the launch our new range of mini patches suitable for smaller size childrens’ clothes, we’re having a Valentines challenge to see how many garments from a heap of charity shop cast offs can be refashioned into something lovely before 14th February. In the coming days, I’m going to do my best to bring you some neat ideas that will transform them from boring to boutique, but don’t worry, not everyone wants hearts and flowers so there’ll be a generous sprinkling of boyish themes as well.