So… I am in the process of revamping my wardrobe. As you know, I am blessed to be a stay at home mom- but what comes with that, for me… is a budget! And that budget may not include shopping like I may want…sooo I have to be creative and think of ways that I can change the clothes I already have in my wardrobe, so that I like it again!!
I would LOVE it if I actually wore ALL the clothes that I have in my closet, but plain and simple… I don’t. So this is my challenge for myself and for you…I am going to eventually wear everything that I have in my closet. I WILL wear because I want to. Not because I HAVE to. I have a couple of shirts, jackets, dresses that are just a little too short, or a little too big, or it just doesn’t fit right, or I just don’t like it anymore. For some articles of clothing it may just be a few tweaks here and there that can make an item worth wearing again- other pieces may be a little more difficult.
For the next few weeks, I am going to be posting my revamped wardrobe! I hope you will stay tuned and be inspired to revamp your wardrobe!!
Here a few pieces that I tweaked and HAVE actually worn in the past few days- which I haven’t worn in MONTHS or more before the revamp- the sweater I think I purchased 8 years ago and hardly EVERY wear- the dress I bought while in college probably 11 years ago!! Embarrassing that I still have them…
I will start with this super plain, gray sweater… This gray sweater is too short… I personally don’t like short shirts, jackets, sweaters that accentuate my mid section- after two kids- my midsection isn’t my boasting area- if you know what I mean. So, I needed to make this sweater longer- I had just gone thrifting the other day and picked up what I thought was a cute shirt- BUT when I got home and tried it on- it was hideous. So I took the ruffle off the goodwill shirt. I started with cutting the ruffle off, baste stitched the ruffle, gathered it to fit the bottom of my sweater, pinned right side of ruffle to right side of sweater, sewed them together and voila! A much cuter sweater- I wore it to the gym the other day and I am glad I am getting wear out of it again 🙂
My super outdated dress is next!
Now on to the dress- the dress is a form fitting dress that I bought when I was in college- it is just not my style anymore and I hardly ever wear it. But, I love the floral print of the dress. So I decided to change the style into something that is more ME now. I cut off the bottom part of the dress- I got the material that I wanted to use and measured it the length that I wanted it to be on me. Baste stitch the top of the of the dress, gathered it to fit the dress, pinned right side of skirt to right side of dress, and sew.
After sewing on the skirt, I tried it on and I did NOT like it at all- it was accentuating my MID SECTION- something, as you know, I DONT LIKE!!
I had to remove the skirt with my HANDY DANDY seam ripper- that I have to use WAAAAY more than I would like…I then had to re-baste the skirt and then gather again! Oh, the joys of sewing!!
I cut the floral dress shorter- so it is more of an A-line type of dress. I wanted the back of the dress to be more ruffled than the front to make it a little more bustle like. It is very subtle though- I would have liked it to be more noticeable. Oh well. There is always next time. I also wanted a slit on the skirt. So, I kept that opening of the dress on the front of the dress instead of sewing the side seams together on the side of the dress. I hemmed the slit- but left the bottom of the dress with raw edges. After the skirt was sewn on to the dress, I decided I wanted the front of the dress to be shorter than the back. I wanted a very subtle fish tail skirt. I wore this dress today to church with my awesome cowboy boots and I got several compliments 🙂
I hope that you like the revamp!!
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!!