Rumper redesign

So before summer holidays I got this second hand rumper on a Norwegian thrift app called Tise, where you can sell and buy used clothes and accessories. Then I basically gave it a well needed facelift.

Since I am a very quick and updated person I choose to post this now as summer is over and we have officially entered september and a whole new season ❀ I hope I can bring you some inspiration anyway πŸ˜‰βœŒπŸ»

Usaully I DO NOT BUY synthetics due to the micro plastic and that I basically don’t like the feel of it. But the colours and the pattern screamed my name. So I thought ok, I do have a guppyfriend for washing sooo. Anyway when I finally got it I really didnt feel the shape of it. Very trendy at the moment with the cut off leg on the middle of the leg. But that is not very flattering in my opinion. The sleeves was more of a butterfly cut. The whole rumper looked kind of frumpy to me.

Before I start the redesign process I like to ask some questions to ensure that this item will be used for more than one occation. I want my clothes to be in my closet for staycation and not vecation ❀

First question is

-What will I be using this garment for?

For me this was for summer holidays in Mexico. Which means approx 30-36 degrees everyday. But I also want this to be something I can wear on more chillier days as well

My second question is:

-How can I make this garment flattering for my body shape?

At the moment I am quite skinny and my body shape is an hourglass, so I usually don’t have that many problems when it comes to fit. But I like to enhance the hourglass shape. To be aware about what styles and colors you like, and what kind of body shape you have, makes it way easier to fill your wardrobe with clothes that are flattering, and you are in love with ❀ which is key for re-wearing your clothes.

The before picture

By cutting the legs above the knee, I make my legs look longer and give the rumper a more versatile look.

The sleeves was not great, so cutting off the butterfly wings made a huge difference. I was going to scrump the sholder line more, that would make the look even more feminine. But I choose not to. I love the clean and simple lines. And this rumper gives me a kinomo vibe. I can both use it with sneakers, flipflops or with heels for a more festive look.

Las Coloradas In Mexico

Instead of buing new clothes and by altering and redesigning clothes we can make a huge impact when it comes to saving water, energy and toxic pollution to save our earth. Use what you already have, swap, borrow or thrift πŸ’šπŸŒβ™»οΈ

What would you have done with this rumper?

Pants = shorts

Having a HOT girl, boy, man, woman, child summer still in august? But not enough shorts to wear?

So the planet is hot, and so can you be. By reusing something we already have we can reduse our imprint on mother earth. Right now EVERYTHING counts ❀ Just take some of your old worn out pants and make them into shorts.

How:

1. Cut off one leg of your pants in the desired length. I added some length as well to fold it up. Approx 2,5 cm + 1,5 cm. Fold the pants. Make sure you measure well before cutting the other leg off.

2. Fold, pin and iron.

3. Stitch it up, with a machine or by hand. I did not have my machine with me this summer holiday so I did a handstich with an invisible seam.

4. Wear proudly ❀

I forgot to take a before picture before I cut the legs off πŸ™ˆ but I have several after pics instead.

Here is a no makeup resting bitchface picture for you. You’re welcome.

From size L to M

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So I went shopping the other day at the local thrift store and came across a beautiful shirt in Viscose which is a 100% pure nature product. It had the tag on, so it was not even used. When I put it on I definitely could understand why. It is one of these trend items that has one season and then the shape or design has lost its appeal. So many clothes gets thrown to the thrash each year just because of that. Just here in Norway we throw awayΒ 113.000 ton of textiles each year.

So in my strive to create less trash I rather buy used clothes and fix them up a bit. Small alterations to a piece of clothing can make a RAG into FAB ❀

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So this gorgeous goldfish printed shirt had a volume to fit approx 3 of me and a great shape if you have a humpback. Since I don’t have either, I wanted to size it down and get rid of the pleat in the sides of the back. I still want to keep some volume, but make it more wearable and timeless to fit into my closet.

 

This is an easy alteration operation you can apply to any blouse or men’s shirt. Just skip part 1 – 4, and move directly to part 5.

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What I used;

  • An iron
  • A ironboard
  • A pair of scissors
  • Some pin needles
  • A sewing machine
  • White thread
  • 1 Long ruler
  • 1 Rounded ruler
  • 1 Colored chalk pencil

 

  1. I laid the blouse flat on the floor, then I cut off the side seam up to approx 5 cm from the armhole.
  2. Then I let the back pleat down, and gave it a little Ironing to make it totally flat.
  3. I removed the pleat just by drawing a new line from the edge of the fabric, and then cutting the extra fabric off.
  4. Then I used needles to pin the front and the back together again.
  5. When I had decided how much I wanted to remove from the volume (4 cm on each side), I marked that off on the fabric, and made sure it got a nice curve into the armhole.
  6. I wanted to have a split but still keep the length in the back, so I marked off Β 6 cm from the front end and up. Then I sewed it together by using a straight seam. After that I cut off the extra fabric, leaving 1 cm of the raw edge to overlock or zigzag. I used zigzag until the start of the split. Then I had to cut into the fabric very close to the seam, to be able to fold the hem to each side. Then Iron and pin the hem.
  7. Then I sewed the hem around the slit, but I should have sewn it even closer to the split to strengthen the seam. (I will do that later) Then Voila! Done! Got me a new fishy blouse ❀v c (1)

What do you think? Would you dare to try to do something like this?