Are you like me and when you open your wardrobe door you have like 2 dresses you love and wear all the time and the rest only when your favourites are in the wash because they all need mending or refashioning?or taking apart completly Do you fancy joining me to do something about this using as little money as possible?
I thought I’d give it a proper name. I’m going to call it my Make Do and Mend Wardrobe Refashion.
In my ever growing library I have a copy of Make do and Mend.It suggests that you upick your clothes to be refashioned,wash them and press them and then cut out your pattern.A couple of years ago when I first bought the book I did’t think too much to this. I could think of soo many shortcuts.And I have certainly had success with quite a few refashions but It often didn’t turn out quite right so I decided that for this refashion I ‘m going to take my time and do things properly although I can’t guarantee I have mended my ways I will try to resist a quick fix andI have been looking for people who are doing something similar or would like to do something similar.
|Just a bit too dirndl. the dress I’m refashioning at the moment. I actually quite like it but It doens’t look so great on and makes me look like an extra from the sound of music and not in a good way!|
I’m not reall crazy about too may rules but The objective is to increase the usability of your wardrobe using as little money as possible but trying to resist too many quick fixes . I’m doing this by using the existing vintage clothes I love as patterns to refashion the clothes I don’t love so much.(you can use whatever you have because thats’ sort of the point so if you have patterns that fit you well use them)I’m going to try wherever possible to use notions/fabric/patterns I allready have or can get for free.So at the end of this everyone should end up with a wardrobe off clothes you like which fit and flatter for hardly any money.
beginners shouldn’t feel left out because easy quick projects are fine too.
more on my blog: http://thecreativemissw.blogspot.com/
Off course the idea is that you use whathever you have but I did want to keep a vintage look to the finished articles so the idea is to use vintage clothes as patterns or vintage/vintage style patterns