Care Bears are Back so I Made My Own

Care Bears aesthetic fashion
Remember the DIY Care Bear Dress that I made months ago?

I still save the rest of the Care Bear print fabric that I used from the previous upcycling project, and I thought of making a jumper co-ord set. Luckily, I got a small roll of sakura-colored fabric that I got from my usual op-shopping gig.

Australia is the second-highest consumer of textiles in the world behind the United States. On average Australians buy 27 kilograms of new clothing each year and throw out about 23 kilograms of clothes.

That is a massive scale and makes me feel so sad, and heartbreaking.

While experimenting with different fabrics is fun and making various fabrics work together, the idea of saving unwanted textile remnants is helping the community to minimize the increase of textile waste. 

And that is something that is more fulfilling for me recently, and I take pride in wearing my own creations. 

I haven’t bought brand new clothes for a couple of years now since I moved to Australia, and you know what? I never miss it!





Here is my sketch and the textiles that I’ve got from the op-shop.

Care Bears aesthetic fashion

Care Bears aesthetic fashion
My cats love being with me especially during my work because they love playing with the fabric cut-outs. I kept all the small cut-outs in a big container, which my cats used as a makeshift bed during the day. 


Care Bears aesthetic fashion
I decided to mix and match this fleece fabric and add this Care Bear print on top of my jumper. 









And here is the final look!

Care Bears aesthetic fashion

Care Bears aesthetic fashion

Care Bears aesthetic fashion

Care Bears aesthetic fashion

Care Bear Jumper co-ord designed and created by me; Car Bear plush toy from Kmart; pink gumboots from Kmart Kid’s section. 


This outfit is good for the unpredictable Victorian weather, even during the summer.
What do you think of this outfit? Let me know your thought on the comment below!


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30 comments :

  1. I wish I am skillful like you! You make it look so easy but I bet it will take me lots of hours to make a masterpiece like yours. Your outfit looks good on you!

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  2. Super kawaii!! Always impressed with all of your fabulous creations! Totally love the color blocking on this one as well!

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  3. you look so young and adorable in pink and care bears of course! how did carebears return? a movie? series?

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    1. it return in fashion, a subculture. I prefer to vintage Care Bears, they look more chubby and cute.

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  4. i remember collecting Care Bear stationeries, especially the scented ones. So, seeing it come to life in your creation is just awesome. love the springy flowers that you put together, too.

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  5. It reminds me of my childhood! You're awesome and amazing

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  6. That's such a clever idea. Making your own means you can design it just how you like it. You did an amazing job!

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! I love creating my own pieces and express my personality.

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  7. Those care bear pics are so beautiful. My daughter loves it.

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  8. I love it. You absolutely look amazing in this. I just love how creative you are in your outfits.

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  9. I LOVE the Care Bear shirt you made. The nostaliga and the cute factors are both so strong!

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  10. I was never super into care bears when I was younger but this is so cute and a great idea! Also, your cat is the cutest!!

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  11. Wow, it look so petty. You are so good with crafting it. I'm looking to improve my skills to try things like this.

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  12. I love this outfit....especially, the gum boots! Those are an all-time favourite of mine!

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  13. This is pure talent! This is Mila by the way :)

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  14. This is so cute! You are very talented. I loved Care Bears when I was a kid!

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  15. This is so cute! I used to be a big Care Bares fan as a child and love that you made your own so cool!!!

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  16. I loove everything! The color, material, pattern, poses <3 You're so cool for this :)

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  17. This is very cute and you are super talented.

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