Refashioning 101: Minor Adjustments

February 8, 2015Sheri Pavlović

Getting started refashioning can be intimidating. Making that first major chop or ripping out the seams of a garment definitely requires a bit of creative courage…especially when you haven’t a clue what the end result will look like!

Instead of diving head first into the refashioning deep end, begin with a project guaranteed to start your eco-fashion journey with the creative confidence needed to continue your budding passion for refashion! Remember, even minor adjustments can make an impressive difference!

Take a peek through your existing wardrobe and find something you like, rarely wear but just can’t seem to part with. Try it on and let loose that refashionista creativity!

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Here’s how it’s done – Refashioning 101: Minor Adjustments

That tunic has been lurking at the back of my closet for longer than I like to admit. Although I do think it’s lovely, I don’t actually like tunics and will never wear it as it is so it’s time to bust out the scissors and get cutting!

First, I decided how long I wanted my shirt to be, added a couple centimeters for seam allowance and chopped on through!

Then hemmed up the raw edge with my rolled hem foot.

I couldn’t let that gorgeous embroidery on the bottom of the tunic go to waste so I chopped it out…

and stitched it around the cuffs of my pretty new top!

With only a few simple minor adjustments I’ve transformed a tunic that I never wore into a top that will be a warm-weather favourite!

Creating your own unique sustainable style is a snap (and oh-so-addicting)! Once you make that very first chop, you won’t want to stop!

Have a fab dress that needs some minor adjustments? Check out the video below and discover my quick & easy method to make that groovy dress fit like a dream:

 

Check out my entire Refashioning 101 series right here.
For more funky DIYs take a peek at my tutorial index and always remember to keep up your Passion for Refashion!

 

Comments (3)

  • Heidi

    February 10, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    small change – big difference! love it!

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