Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

Crafting, traveling and everything in between.


Weekend delights

Since I had a three day weekend, I was delighted to spend a couple days sewing and finishing some projects.

I finally finished hand-hemming this skirt.
I made this skirt during a sewing class I attended with my mom last October.

I also took an old, torn pillow case and turned it into something useful.

Kerchiefs. I was able to make three, although only two are pictured here:

I used a kerchief that is the size I liked as a pattern.

I also figured out how to make button holes with my Singer Zig-Zag machine. They’re not perfect, but they are functional. Yay!

I was, finally, able to finish this wrap skirt I started before Christmas. I had to put it down so I could get some Christmas projects out of the way before the man in the red suit slid down the chimney.


Local fashion show

There’s a new trend in the fashion industry to upcycle old, worn out and vintage clothing.

Kelly Cox will debut her upcycled clothing line, Nouveau, this Saturday at Design Archives, 338 Tate St., Greensboro, N.C.
For more info on Cox or the event, check out News and Record reporter Tina Firesheets’ feature.
For more information on upcycling, visit here or here. You can also google “upcycling” and find projects to reuse items from old clothing to plastic bottles.