Recently I sorted out my closet. I gave a lot to goodwill, but I felt that some items had the potential to be brought back to glory again. Some of it will act as "fabric" becoming something completely different than they were, but its not those that I'm posting about here.
Its the pile of those items that I want to keep as the dress item they are, but upgrade. I have a lot of ideas but I would LOVE some more ideas.
And hopefully, posting here, gives me a kick in the behind to get started on the reconstruction....
Oh, and most of it is winter clothing, so it has to retain some ability to keep me warm.
Here they are:
1. Cashmere blouse that my grandmother gave me, so so so so soft (the first cashmere item I have ever laid my hand on, and I'm ADDICTED). But I HATE turtlenecks. I'm thinking a crew neck (not too wide), but otherwise keeping it as it is, casmere doesn't need bling to be cool:
2. Boring tops, strechy fabric, quite short. They fit me really well, which I why I'm holding on to them, but showing bellybutton is a fashion that (thankfully) died many years ago. I'm thinking wide crocheted edges along the bottom.
3. Red blouse. I have absolutely no idea. It is thin, soft and warm, but hideous. V-neck? Keyhole neck? Something that is showing more cleavage anyway.
4. Beige cotton blouse. Never worn it, I always end up being too warm but freezing my arms off. The turtleneck has to go. But don't know if that vil be enough to un-yuck it. I could make it into a vest?
5. Green sweater. Somethime back in the 90'ies I thought that this was cool.....I'm thinking taking it in in the sides and making it short sleeved. Would actually have the potential to be very 2011 then....
6. And no less than big shapeless woolen sweaters (and I believe I have a few more somewhere in the attic). They are too short to become sweater dresses. Maybe I will just take them in in the sides, but it is so boring....I could make skirts out of one, and use the sleeves for trouser for my son? Cardigan? I really want to make something completely different out of these.
7. Beige trousers and black trousers. How could this ever have been in fashion...? I wonder if I can use the "make flared yeans into skinny jeans" - tutorial on these? (believe it of not they are only a size...8 in US measurements)
8. Linen skirt. This was once my favourite summer skirt, untill I dropped some food item on it a most unfortunate place.....basically it looks like I wet myself
. But I would so love to figure out some way to cover it so I can wear the skirt again. Placing a flower/patch/whatever right at the spot would just highlight my croch area, so thats not so good an idea.
9. I was on the werge of tossing these two, when I thought that I might use the top part as part of dresses of some sort...still thinking: