the ReFab Diaries: upcycle clothes
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When you have holey old clothing too damaged to donate to a thrift store, it may seem like the only available option is to throw it in the trash. In fact, the average American throws away 80lbs of clothing a year! Rather than sending damaged textiles to a landfill, here's a list of ideas for what to do with clothes that cannot be donated.

Maybe it's the colors ... or the stamping. Or the adorable little girl in these pics!  But this is definitely my favorite clothing ReFab of the year... so far. Get all the details at Skirt As Top

The heat is on in Chicago this year! And yes, I have summer clothes. But not enough of them (!) and... I kinda, sorta, hate most of what I have. So I've been thinking of ways to upcycle old skirts, stained tank tops, too-big-for me shorts.

This means I've been looking around and now I'm really inspired! The DIY empire-waste dress above is from TripOverJoy.  She added fresh fabric to an old tank.  Not sure I'm the right shape to pull of a little dress like this, but her finished product looks awesome on her! Read on for another 20 ideas for how to upcycle tank tops, skirs and shirts.

YEAH!  I love this idea and I know exactly which of my old sweaters is about to get the chop.  Thanks to Me Sew Crazy for hosting this fab sweater refashion - so many small, wonderful details.

Check out Tea Rose Home for more gorgeous upcycling ideas from Suchiko - like the old-cardigan-turns-scarf below: