Friday, February 12, 2010

Altering Clothes

Have any of you ever tried remixing clothes? I've made skirts from scratch before, and altered the fit of some items, but I have never really remixed an existing piece into something completely different. However when I saw the T-Shirt dress that ASOS has in it's Curve range, instead of thinking "ugh no" and moving on- I saw possibility. If I can't find a nude/pastel pink flowy chiffon dress with lots of ruffles and bows..I could use this as the base for such a dress. If I were to make a dress from scratch (a daunting task!), it would have to have some sort of underskirt or slip underneath as I want the top layer to be chiffon. So why not buy this simple dress, and then alter it to my needs? Much easier than starting from scratch. So I have ordered it, and cannot wait to get started! I have made a basic design in photoshop over the top of the existing dress, which is how I would like mine to turn out like. I am envisaging lots of ruffles around the body, a fitted bust with a huge bow, and getting rid of the ugly tshirt sleeves and either adding flutter sleeves or soft flowy sleeves. I am also even imagining some plaiting detail.. Let's just hope it goes to plan! Progress pics hopefully coming soon!


  1. That's a great idea! I find small alterations (hemming, adding bows, removing ugly collar stuff, etc.) to be easy, but complete remixing is more difficult for me. But not as difficult as making something from scratch!

    I'm so looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  2. wah, your dress is fabulous!
    I don't like the Asos curve range, most of the clothes I found them too basic but your dress is really what I'd like to see at Curves . Very good idea to make that.


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