Yes, it will definitely involve a lot of sewing! Aside from that, it will also require a lot of decision making and closet cleaning. This will be the ultimate round of spring cleaning that you may or may not have started, yet.
I am talking about getting out those clothes that you have not worn for months, even during winter. We all have those purchases that unfortunately did not make it to the essentials section. They are those that were once or twice, then went into a box that you haven’t checked for years. I had these clothes, and it was not until this spring when I actually remembered to re-visit them.
Sorting Good Old Pieces It was both a fun and nostalgic experience to do - going through clothes that I have kept for as long as two years! You know, there are those days when you’re just not convinced to give it away because there’ll come a day when I will need it. I simply dropped this mentality this time and seriously sorted out pieces into ’&giveaway’ and ’&repair’.
Now, this repair part has been one of the things that has pre-occupied me in the past days. There are apparently so many things we can do to good old pieces of clothing to make them more weather appropriate. Here, I’ll give you some of the recent projects I undertook in the past weeks.
Note: I spent literally nothing, except for time to accomplish these projects.
Tattered ShortsI apparently had these pants with awkward lengths that I used to really dig two years ago, until they just became fashion eyesore. I took them out and trimmed it into a shorter length, which turned it into my new staple piece for spring and summer. To add more edge to it, I turned it into a tattered shorts. Here’s a quick guide I followed to achieve the tattered look.
Sweatshirts to Spring Shirts
It’s totally uncool to be wearing sweatshirts these days, and I happen to have tons of them for some reasons. I picked some with the most relevant colors from the pile and simply proceeded to cutting and sewing. I also infused different folds and lengths for each sweatshirt for some fun diversity. For those who want to have something for summer, as well, you can go as far as making tank tops out of old sweat shirts.
Dresses and more dresses
Another spring staple are dresses, and with this current project, I have been focusing on re-creating shirt dresses. I like the laidback and edgy look of these dresses, which make them perfect of daily errands. If you do not have long shirts to repair, here’s a tip: get on your man’s closet, and turn his unused shirts into your own dress shirt. Here’s how you can do that: Sewing shirt dresses.
With your favorite cardigan or jacket, you have a good set of new spring outfits already, that can even last until summer!