i'm kind of addicted to restyling clothes.
i can't help it - i see potential in every op shop rack. take this shirt, for example, i ignored it FOUR times before i finally brought it home.
then JR told me it reminded him of Princess Diana and the 80s - both very complimentary things - but not what i was hoping for. so i decided i'd shorten the sleeves (i'm tall so sleeves often look awkward-short on me), deepen the neckline and add a peter pan collar.
So in 4 basic steps, here is what i did**:
one:: cut a new neckline using a top you have with a neckline you love. shorten sleeves leaving enough length for casing.
two:: fold sleeve edges over to make casing for elastic and thread through.
three:: cut a collar to your desired shape. pin, sew, snip, turn through and press.
four:: pin to your new neckline, sew, overlock/serger, press under and top stitch (optional).
i am looking forward to sharing my restyles and tips with you in 2013.
maybe it will inspire you to see potential in the clothes you would usually pass by in the op shops.
xoDee**i'd love to share my restyles with you this year but i'm not able to do step-by-step tutorials. i will try to provide basic instructions where possible though. x