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Reworking old garments into new designs

Denise_Dupont | Posted in The Archives on

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Hello!

I recently read an article in Elle Magazine about several fashion designers who are taking old vintage clothing, deconstructing it to various degrees, then modifying it or adding something new to it to create a new design. The idea of modifying old storebought garments has always appealed to me. You know how when you have that dress made out of the great fabric that you don’t want to get rid of, but you dont wear because you are tired of the style? I have a lot of that and would like to try making something new out of my old stuff.

Do any of you know of any good books on this subject? Have any advice you might like to share?

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  1. Cheryl_Hancock | | #1

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    I just did a workshop on making new sweaters from old. You can save sleeves and ribbing and felt the remainder of the sweater in your washer & dryer. We have a very talented gal in our area - she sews really unique garments. I have been shopping goodwill & finding some very interesting parts!

    My sweater will be more of a jacket type. Edges will be bound in a cotton print.

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