Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Revamp your wardrobe

Recently while decluttering my wardrobe, I found a lot of dresses that were pretty much new, I bought some of them on sale and others as impulse purchases.
I'd been reading a bit about body types and colour analysis and now I could see that the styles didn't fit my figure at all and the colours were completely wrong, no wonder these garments spent so much time just hanging in a wardrobe.
Unfortunately I worked through this project so fast that I forgot to take any before pictures..

You can see in my previous post that I've already revamped a shirt:  http://mycolourfultexture.blogspot.com/2015/04/revamp-your-clothes.html



This dress was made from below the knee pencil jersey skirt with side ruching and a loose tunic with a nice bra detail.


The ties look really nice crossed over the front:









Or can be tied at the back:



You can see the ruching here, it's a narrow hip friendly detail:





Revamp your clothes


This is a shirt I made for the military fashion project at college. I've always liked it but have never worn, it might have look good for a fashion show or a photo shoot but I found it too theatrical for a daily wear. Six years later I say it's time to revamp it!

Before:



Photograpy by Orange Lemur 

Photograpy by Orange Lemur 

Photograpy by Orange Lemur 

And today my shirt looks like this:
 


I added a zip closure and removed the military buttons and blue and gold cords. The stand up mandarin collar now turns down:





The sleeves  became much narrower and the long tight cuffs are turned up now with buttons:



And the back is plain now.



This is just a close up of my screen prints with hand embroidered french knots: