I finished sewing my dress in the evening and I couldn’t wait to take some pictures of it. When I’m done with a garment I feel like it only comes to life when I do the photoshoot. Through the camera, I can somehow feel like I see it as others will. Until I’m done with the last stitches it’s just my baby, when I upload the pictures and wear it outside it starts living its own life, like a teenager.
What you can see in the background are the leftover scraps of my fabric. I know I keep complaining about how the fabric is not enough for everything I want, but these pieces unfortunately are way too small for everything. I still keep my hopes up that I can make a very cropped top out of them, or at least some scrunchies, maybe a little clutch or pencil case. It’s not our daily room decoration. I scattered them around to show you that someone else’s trash can really be another’s treasure. The piece of fabric I made my dress of was 3 meters and someone found it unusable. Now, in my scraps, someone else can still see the potential and I will also try to use my creativity and somehow make them valuable. We are all responsible for our waste and we have to do our best to upcycle for as long as possible.
I show you my little sewing projects to demonstrate that before we give up on something we can try to bring it back to life. Of course, we need creativity and skill for that, or we need to find someone who already knows how to reuse it. That may be a tablecloth, a bigger piece of fabric or any other material: old clocks, bike pieces, wooden planks… The easiest and quickest way is to throw it out. But with every single piece of trash, we keep ruining the planet of our children and grandchildren. They deserve a little effort from our side.