- Reiner Pilz and upcycling here.
RUDE certainly values the old product. In this post RUDE Girl [Karen] that’s me, demonstrates that this paisley printed rayon fabric was once a man’s shirt. It was beautifully made in the Philippines, and was rescued from landfill fate. I was taken by the colours of purple and turquoise in the print. And I thought there would be something I could do with the garment.
The first upcycle involved the shirt being decreased in size with different sleeves being added. The sleeves came from a pair of rescued jeggings, also from landfill.
I wore the shirt top last winter but it was not a favourite piece, as I do not wear shirts. The collar was annoying and always felt out of place = it just did not sit right, probably because it was a soft rayon without the addition of interfacing.
The first two videos below are of the shirt being upcycled and the third video is where it is styled.
For this winter I decided to hack into this shirt again, and I re-upcycled it into a dress. I rescued a Target brand top from landfill. Chopped off the bottom of it, and attached the bottom of the shirt top after chopping off the collar and sleeves.
Photos below: This year’s re-upcycled creation showing both front and back. The Kangol pure wool beret was scored from a charity shop many years ago for $1. The necklace is from bits and pieces found at the local tip shop near landfill.