Friday 29 March 2013

Refashion Friday: March's Rework Your Wardrobe Triumphs!

As you may or may not know, IRL I teach a monthly Rework You Wardrobe session at Super+Super HQ in Brighton where I help attendees breathe new life into their unloved garments. April's session will take place on Tuesday 16th April, but today I'd like to share with you a couple of the great garment reworks that we completed on Sunday at the March Rework Your Wardrobe session. 

First up is a classic but really enjoyable remake project: jeans-to-denim skirt! Meg had a pair of jeans that she loved but had become worn and ripped around the inner thigh area, thus making them unwearable (pictured above). 

With some crafty cutting, pinning, harvesting and stitching, the outcome you see above is a fabulous and wearable knee-length jeans skirt. The sections of legs that got cut off were reused to form a triangle of fabric to 'fill in' the missing section of front skirt. I really like the way the grain of the denim runs crossways at this point.  

It was decided to leave the back triangle open so Meg could actually walk about, so she pinned and stitched the centre back seam (having reinforced the worn inner thigh area for stability) to form a sexy wiggle skirt vibe).

Another awesome reworking that took place was converting a 'meh' blouse belonging to Mya into something a bit more feminine and less baggy. In particular, she wasn't a fan of the way the turn-back sleeves were sitting. So we unpicked the sleeves and repined the under sleeve seams and side seams and she stitched along to make a nicer silhouette. 

The sleeves now have a prettier and more delicate look and the fit of the garment body is more flattering whilst still being 'big-dinner-friendly'!

Thanks to all the lovely ladies who attended on Sunday, it was a great and productive session. Happy refashioning one and all. 


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