South Carolina woman makes clothes from castoffs - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

South Carolina woman makes clothes from castoffs

Posted: Updated:
By MEG KINNARD
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Some of Jillian Owens' passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the creation of more waste.

And, she says openly on her blog, "I was also quite broke and couldn't afford new clothes."

Since 2010, Owens has been delving into thrift store racks around her Columbia, South Carolina, home, taking what some may see as outdated castoffs and whipping them into hip, trendy fashions.

She chronicles her creations online at www.refashionista.net, giving a step-by-step tutorial on how a black funereal frock can become a mod cocktail dress.

Owens says she hopes "refashioning" can be a cheap, easy way for people to try out sewing their own garments. She's working on a book and plans to teach some classes on her craft.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.