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Monday, April 25, 2011

When is it the best time to redesign your clothes?

Normally, you feel that your old clothes are just taking up space in your closet. An easy fix is either donating them, throwing them away, or cutting them up. When cutting something up, keep these questions in mind:
  • How old is this?
  • Why should I cut this?
  • What can I make?
  • Where would I wear this?
How old is this?
Whenever you run into this dilemma, think to when you bought the item. How long ago was that time? The best time to cut something is around a year. If you feel as if the time should be much sooner, think of question two.

Why should I cut this?
If there's an imposible stain that won't come out of the item, this is the time to shread it up and create something new. Sweat marks on the armpits of sleeves is one prime example. An easy way to take care of this problem is by simply cutting the sleeve off. You would have a brand new sleeveless top, which you can decorate uing fabric paint, studs, or buttons.

What should I make?
Don't just cut something unless you know what you're going to make. I like making hand gloves and leg warmers with the sleeves of my old tops. As for pants and jeans, I would make capris and sometimes shorts. Other things you can make are:
  • Scarves
  • Patches
  • A cute tank-top
  • A skirt
  • A crop top
Where would I wear this?
Now is the hard part of this assignment. The clothes you make must be wearable, as well as comfortable for the outside world. After completing your task, brainstorm many ideas on to where you would wear this item. If you're unsure yourself, call up a friend and have them help you.

Send in your photos of your creations to The Fashion...?'s email.

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