|A bow headband made from tights, made (and modelled!) by Megan Nielsen|
Here is a picture of me wearing my faaaavourite pair of tights. They're (or rather, they were, *sob*) pale, greyish blue, ribbed, unusual and surprisingly versatile. I also claim that they're vintage, on the grounds that I swooped on them when my Granny was having a wardrobe clear-out last year, and I'm pretty sure that she hasn't bought new tights this decade! Needless to say, despite surviving God-knows-how-many years in Granny's drawers (Er, as in chest-of-drawers...!), after five minutes in my possession they began to bear the scars of battle. I kept on wearing them throughout the winter and spring, darning the holes in the toes and ignoring the multiplying ladders, but the end was drawing nigh. I couldn't bear to throw them away, sentimental sap that I am (They were practically a family heirloom!), so when I stumbled upon Megan Nielsen's series of blog posts about re-fashioning old tights, I leapt at the idea.
Lovely, no? Here they are just before I hacked them to pieces:
It was a bit hard to chop into the tights, but I bravely chopped, and with Megan's help (I'm not going to go through how to do these projects because Megan's instructions are undoubtedly better than the mess you'd get if I tried to rehash them.) I made those tights into a headband, two necklaces and a pair of socks. It was ridiculously easy - the only time I ran into problems was when I tried to be clever and combine two of her projects into one and stick some completely un-necessary ruffles onto my socks.
Sewing on the train!
Modelling my new headband...
...and my new necklace
This plain white dress is the perfect canvas to show off my matchy-matchy accessories. I like being matchy-matchy. I might even wear the above with...
...my new socks!
Oh, and as for the second necklace I made, I found a good home for that too.