I mentioned Gabi from the Minimi Project in my last post. The Minimi Project is for the conciencious sewer. They are all about re using those clothes that you no longer wear and making them into something that will be loved. Their sewing patterns are especially designed for upcycling, so if you use a Minimi pattern you are doing your little bit for the planet.*
I used the Minimi Retro Hat made from a sweater pattern, to sew a retro hat as a gift for my friend’s new baby. The hat is suppose to be made from a sweater (the clue is in the name), but shamefully I didn’t upcycle a sweater, I used some left over fabric instead. (That’s not so bad is it?). The lining was upcycled though, so I don’t feel too guilty.
There are 4 other Minimi patterns which are soon to launch:
- Jumpsuit (made from a shirt)
- Dungaree Shorts
- Dungaree Skirt
- Harem Pants
Would you dress your baby in black?
*There are more little bits that need doing, but this is one little bit in the right direction.