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Make Do and Mend Monthly Magazine Blog Post Thing-May

Hurray for May!
And the sunshine, and for finally starting to feel like summer might just be on the way 🙂

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I blogged at the start of the week about Me Made May, so it seems sensible to dedicate May’s edition of the Make Do and Mend Monthly Magazine Blog Post Thing to all things clothing.
So here goes:

Make-New from Old

  • New skirt from old jeans
    I’ve done this before, and made this:

Jeans challenge1There is a tutorial here, if you fancy having a go
I think it would be really cute to incorporate the scalloped edge from these jean shorts, from So Zo, What do you know..? (the brains behind Me Made May) and use a plain denim panel at the front and back, instead of a patterned fabric

From So Zo, What do you know…

Make Do (or Tarting Up..!)



For the Kids

Just so the kids don’t feel left out, at all the new clothes you are whipping up, here are a couple if ideas for them

Phew! That should keep us all busy 🙂
Have an awesome May everyone.









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  • Reply #makedoandmendhour 12th June | My Make Do and Mend Year June 14, 2014 at 7:01 am

    […] can make pants from old t-shirts. We knew this already as I had featured them in last month’s Make Do and Mend Magazine Blog Post Thing, but @vickymcreations is actually doing it! Here is the link to the tutorial if you want to have a […]

  • Reply Caroline June 4, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Thanks for the mention! Lots of other recycled things on my blog – and the zips really aren’t too bad (though when I started sewing recycled bags I swore I would not put zips in them!)

    • Reply Jen June 4, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      Not a problem 🙂

  • Reply theInelegantHorseRider May 6, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    This is just what I needed to help me get inspired with starting out mending and changing. Thanks.

    • Reply Jen May 7, 2014 at 7:26 am

      Fabulous! That’s great news 🙂

  • Reply Louba May 6, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Love the lace pockets and all the mending tips. Thanks!

    • Reply Jen May 6, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      No problem-glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply fashionforlunch May 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    love this!!!

    • Reply Jen May 6, 2014 at 6:56 pm


  • Reply Angela Almond May 6, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I love the Martha Stewart contrast darn idea. Now I want to try and find a pair of cargo pants to turn into that cool bag. The contrast trim really lifts it out of the ordinary, It is a great tutorial. Thanks for posting this. Blessings xx

    • Reply Jen May 6, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      No problem Angela-so glad you liked it!

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