Recycle Your Clothing
The high cost of clothing and the realisation that far too much money is wasted in outdated clothing makes the idea of recycling more attractive.
Here are some money saving makeovers you can try:
Roll up the frayed long sleeves of a blouse for a more casual look
Cut off long sleeves to create a short sleeved blouse/ kurta
Completely remove the sleeves to make a vest
Take off worn collars too create a mandarin type jacket
Layer faded or stained blouses with a sweater or jacket
Long dresses and skirts get a new lease of life when shortened. Leftover fabric can be converted into a scarf
Seams on an A-line or flared skirt can be restitched to create a straight-style skirt and likewise for trousers/ slacks
Trousers that are too small in the seat, hips or thighs may be layered with a tunic top
Shoulder pads maybe added or removed
Elbow patches can be added to remodel a jacket
However, while storing clothing for recycling, first check the fabric to make sure it warrants saving. Ensure it is durable to undergo all of the remodeling, clean and then start the process whether by yourself or with the help of a tailor.
Here’s your opportunity to take a break from shopping and revisit your wardrobe to give some of your garments an easy makeover at home!