To recycle an old garment and give it life in the shape of another is exciting. It gives you opportunities to use details from the existing garment and transform them into totally different details in the new. A knitted band on a sweater, a neck line with opening maybe with buttons can be turned upside-down and end up as a detailed at the hem for example. Why not let your creativity take over och test.
Also, sometimes it can be hard to find fabrics usually sold only to producers of clothes. Finding existing clothes – preferably in larger sizes – might be the solution to looking for fabrics.
This part of Fashionfreaks contains examples of garments recycled into new.