Your D-I-Y wardrobe

by Glory Enyinnaya

Ever so often, fashion urges us to update our wardrobes. With budgets in crunch mode this year, is it really feasible to purchase a new wardrobe to keep up with each season? If your answer is no, then this guide will give you some innovative ideas that will make your older clothing new.

Making Old Things New

  • Clothing that no longer fits too well or that have some tears or holes in them, can be made into a brand new outfit. An old suit jacket or blazer that is too tight to fasten at the waist can be shortened into a cropped jacket that buttons at the bust line. Add a couple of button accents on the sleeve near the wrist and a patch pocket from the leftover material and no one will recognize it as the same old jacket.


  • Do you have a pair of trousers that fit a little too snug around the hips and thighs and a pair that are torn or marred in some way? Extend the seams of the snug trousers by changing them into sporty side stripped pants using the fabric from the torn slacks. This works really well if both pairs of trousers are in contrasting colors.


  • What about that purse with a broken strap? Purchase one or two cheap large link chains and two or four metal rings at an arts and crafts store and make a new strap. Simply remove the old strap and attached the chain in its place.


Adding Flair to Your Wardrobe

A really good project for the family is to have a craft night. One way to spruce up the family wardrobe and have fun together is to add embellishments to your clothing. Make stencils of fun designs and use glitter, fabric paint, or iron on patches to create a new look for shirts, pants, dresses, and any article of clothing you wish.


Sprucing up your wardrobe can be a money saving experience. With a little DIY, you and your family can update your wardrobes and have fun in the process. Go out there and visit those arts and crafts stores, keep those extra buttons and fabric scraps because you never know what new article of clothing they can help you create.

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