It’s Day Twenty-Three of National Sewing Month! Too see the daily blog posts, projects of the day, and more National Sewing Month details, click here.
Trying to stay on top of trends can be difficult (and expensive!). Here are some simple tricks and tips on how you can keep your wardrobe up to date and keep cash in your wallet.
1. Have a Good Foundation.
cut but simple blouses in neutral colors, a black skirt and/or pant, blue jeans (a couple of good pairs), a good over coat. These core items need to be in good condition and look good on you. If they don’t meet those criteria – they aren’t helping your wardrobe. It’s time to upcycle them.
Some great patterns for core wardrobe elements that you can find on AllFreeSewing are:
2. T-shirts are a Girl’s Best Friend.
It seems like with every event there’s a t-shirt that goes with it! They can stack up pretty quickly in the closet. Fortunately because fabric doesn’t unravel there are a million fun and fast refashions you can make with t-shirts. T-shirts can become scarves, shrugs and number of other accessories with minimal sewing!Some fabulous t-shirt refashion projects on AllFreeSewing are:
3. Think Outside the Gender Box.
Just because a shirt was once designed for a man doesn’t mean it can’t have a second life as a feminine addition to your closet. Be willing to look at your fella’s rarely worn items to see if a fashion gem can be made.
An amazing tutorial on AllFreeSewing is:
4. Know When to Call It.
Sometimes no matter what you do you can’t save a piece. If it has too many holes, a huge stain, or the fabric doesn’t lend itself to an easy refashion, give it an honorable retirement to the rag drawer and call it a day.Be sure to check out my free PDF patterns with video tutorials on FleeceFun.com!
Tell us truthfully, do you think your wardrobe could use a refashion?