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Made by a Fabricista: Refashion Your Closet

Did you ever try on a piece of clothing and it looks great on you in the dressing room, but when you get it home you wonder why you bought it? Is this the case with half of your closet? If so, you need to read this...it will save you a lot of money and make these garments your go-to pieces in your wardrobe.

In the new year, I went through my closet and picked out everything that I didn't feel "right" in or things that needed to be fixed. Whether it was too baggy, too long, puffy sleeves or just didn't make me feel good, I picked it out. I had a total of about 15 items that I wasn't ready to let go of yet, but they needed attention. I wanted to bring them back to life!


From broken zippers to blouses that needed darts, I did it all in one day. But there was one item I got pretty creative with. This shirt from BCBG was picked up at the BCBG outlet for about $20. I love the detailing on the front, but it sat in my closet for about 3 years--never worn. I didn't like how the side armholes were so open. I decided to cover them with a piece of lace netting I had in my stash.


I cut two triangular pieces from the lace and hand-stitched them to the sides of the blouse. I selected the lace netting because it mimicked the netting behind the applique on the front. Now I have a blouse that I can add back into my wardrobe! It was definitely a better alternative than throwing or giving it away. It is such a unique blouse that it needed something done to make it better for me.


Go through your closet and pick out all the items you want to give another chance. Think of how you can make it work for you. Whether it is letting out a hem, bringing it in or adding something to make it better, get creative! We'd love to see your refashions! Write about your refashion and send us some pictures.You could be included in a future post! Email fabricmartblog@gmail.com to submit.

~Julie

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