Thanks for sharing, Kitty! I love that you're promoting upcycling ♥️ I don't normally comment, but I'm right there with you. I've always been frugal and costuming was no exception. For theatrical productions, we always went to the thrift stores with a loose concept first to see what we could find before investing in new materials for costuming/props. When I first started bellydancing in Colorado I frequented the local thrift stores to find stretch velvet and it was one of the best things I could have done! I gave myself permission to take more risks and practice technique because of the low price tag. Good mistakes, "lessons learned" and even "that looks amazing" feel much better in $3 worth of supplies. I love seeing the fantastic pieces you create from found materials. Please keep sharing your beautiful upcycled creations!
I am so happy you liked it, I absolutely love upcycling- even taught myself to crochet to be able to use super small scraps and thread leftovers for stuffing unicorns and other plushies ^_^ It sounds like you also found it easier to take chances on the materials you bought and allowed yourself to learn by doing. Keep it up and share in the group if you'd like, I would love to see some of your creations there ^_^ Sorry for the late reply!