YSI magazine (Engl. "9" magazine) approached me last September to do a trashion tutorial in their 2009 issue. The magazine is published by The Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) for ninth graders as they graduate from mid school. The magazine features stories on high school, different professions and other schools to help teens decide where they´d like to continue their studies. The magazine also has a DIY column which I was asked to contridute. The project we desiced to do was to take a few secondhand sweaters, cut them up and sew back together to get a new more stylish knit. I made a loose stovepipe collared tunic/dress for her and a buttoned cardigan for him.
I´d love to show you more pictures of the making phases of that pink knit, but my external hard drive crashed a week ago taking about 100Gb of photos and inspiration with it... You´ll just have to settle on my written translation of the steps (coming soon..). I´ll make a new tutorial when I make more of these because I saved the tunic pattern :) If I figure out how, I´ll upload that as well for you to use.
The magazine photos are taken by photographer Päivi Anita Ristell.