My pile of items that need fixing or refashioning is shameful. This is an area where I readily admit I procrastinate – badly. I look at them, groan, and move onto something else!
Some things need a major refashion, some things just need a button – whatever, there is a whole pile of garments that are just waiting to be worn. Wouldn’t it be nicer to have them hanging in my wardrobe able to be worn?
So, every Friday I will aim to repair, take in, let out, refashion, hem, sew on buttons, or do whatever is necessary to transform each item from unwearable to wearable. Now this is not a resolution – it may or may not happen, but I’ll give it a go!
Today I am starting with this baggy black blouse that I bought for $3 from St Vincent de Paul in Kingsland:
It is a couple of sizes too big and looks like a sack, but I bought it with the intention of taking it in. Yeah, right – it has been sitting in The Big Pile for nearly a year…
It is one of those permanently pleated designs that were quite popular a few years back. Unfortunately to get such a cool effect the fabric has to be polyester, but for this price I’m not complaining!
I removed the sleeves and took in the side seams. The new location of the underarm was perfect.
Then I reshaped the front and back armholes, taking about 4cm off the shoulder length.
Then I reshaped and shortened the sleeve and set it in again.
Much better – a cute little blouse that fits and goes with almost everything:
Why didn’t I do this sooner? I feel better already!
Do you have A Big Pile too? If so, join me on Fix-it Fridays!