Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Record Breaker


Just a quickie outfit post to give you a teaser of tomorrow's tutorial: making a super stylish handbag out of recycled records. Sorry about the terrible photography - it's really overcast today. If it clears up later I'll try to update with some better pictures.

Hat, Now, Voyager; Knit blouse, ebay; Skirt, charity shop; Brooches, ebay; Shoes, Marks & Spencer; Record purse, made by me!

10 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE that record bag I hope its easy to do if so watch out opshops I am coming in for LPs.Cant wait to see how you did it.

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  2. I have to say while I think the out fit and purse are cute I would caution against tutorials that teach people to destroy potentially fabulous vintage items that may not have outlived their usefulness. After all one mans garbage is another mans treasure.

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  3. I can't wait for the tutorial!! My best friend (who loves all things vintage too) collects old records. She'd fall over at that sight of that fabulous handbag! She's recently been collecting old gospel records from the 70's just for kicks.

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  4. That purse is so cool! Can't wait to learn how to make one.

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  5. Eeep! I can't wait! And I still haven't tried out your record hat tutorial. Guess I better stop by a trift store and pick some up!

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  6. Honestly, I don't think the world is any the worse off for one less Engelbert Humperdink record! But of course I wouldn't recommend destroying any good records, and I'll be sure to add a note to the tutorial to that effect.

    xx Charlotte

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  7. Don't tell my grandparents you used an Engelbert Humperdink record! LOL I think a purse is a great use for unplayable records. I found a huge box of 78s at an estate sale and some of them looked scratched beyond playing, but I didn't have a use for them. I guess I should have picked one up!

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  8. What an spiffing idea, think I will have to have a try at making a bag.

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  9. It looks great but the destruction of records (or books or anything like that) makes me wince too! There are plenty of hideous records sitting in charity shops that nobody would ever buy otherwise though, and it's a great way of repurposing ones which are already damaged, extending their lives where they would otherwise be thrown out.

    Lauren - I don't think 78s would work, as they're mainly composed of brittle shellac not vinyl so would just shatter unevenly if you tried to cut them, plus they'd chip really easily just from everyday use of the bag.

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  10. Hellooooo, Lovely to actually meet you yesterday. The bag was indeed even more amazing in real life! Looking forward to seeing todays outfit too. Claire xx

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