I love hunting through charity shops looking for vintage fabrics like embroidered table linens, cotton crochet, lace, bedding along with vintage skirts and dresses.
The ones that are in very good condition I will wear and use while those that have signs of wear and tear I tend to deconstruct and re use in new projects.
At the moment I've found a vintage dress that is just a wee bit tight on my bust and although I like the material I think it's a bit too much for a dress. So I've carefully unpicked the seams and taken the skirt off the bodice.
I will make a new bodice out of some material in my stash for skirt part.
The bodice I'm looking at now to see how I can alter it and maybe make it into another dress with the aid of my material stash.
Anyone else look vintage materials and do you recycle them or us/wear them in their original condition?