Tag Archives: Alterations

How To Remodel A Blazer

9 Aug

There’s several things that can be done to blazers to remodel them. Some are small(ish) jobs and some are major. (Ie expensive).

Here’s a few..

Lapels can be reshaped
They can be changed from three button, to two. (Sometimes)
Sleeves can be shortened or lengthened.
Shoulders can be reshaped. (Big job!)
They can be shortened. 
Taken in… or let out.

And then of course there’s buttons. I changed the buttons on this one (above) – which I talk about here

If you have a blazer that you think might be looking a bit outdated, or not fitting quite right (but still in great condition) – take it to a good tailor to see what they can do. (This is a jacket I recently had re-modeled)

If you have a blazer that you think might be looking a bit outdated, or not fitting quite right (but still in great condition) – take it to a good tailor to see what they can do. (This is a jacket I recently had re-modeled)

If you’re not sure what you have in your wardrobe that could be altered and would like my help, read about my wardrobe sessions here

Wearing..

Blazer – J.Crew
T-shirt – Country Road
Jeans – Levis
Shoes – YOOX
Bag – Furla

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Just Because It’s Your Usual Size And You Can Get It On, Doesn’t Mean It Fits

8 Jul

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Two (generally) size 12 women go into a store together.

One is five foot 2 (considered a petite) – she has a defined waist and her hips, bottom and thighs are wider than her bust and/or shoulders. (Commonly known as triangular in shape).

The other is five foot 9 – her shoulders, bust and hips are about the same size, with no defined waist. (Commonly known as rectangular in shape).

Remember both generally wear a size 12.

There is no way that the size 12 in the store will fit them both beautifully. It might roughly fit, (ie they might be able to get it on) but that’s about it.

In this case, when something fits you sort of ok – it’s then up to you to decide whether you walk away or whether you commit to having it altered.  Near enough, is not good enough. 

*As a petite it can be challenging to find clothes that fit me well.  If I find something I love that doesn’t fit just right, I buy it with the proviso I can return it, then I take it to my tailor to see if he can alter it to fit me. This might mean having it lifted on the shoulders or waist, the seams run in through the middle, the sleeves shortened or just a simple hem taken up.

Learn how to tell when something doesn’t fit you properly. It’s the number one thing I see in the wardrobes that I help overhaul. Lots of women buy clothes that don’t fit them, then just settle for wearing them ill- fitting. Often they can tell something isn’t right – because they know when they put something on that it doesn’t feel great – but they’re not sure why.

Despite your budget, ensuring each item in your wardrobe fits well, (whether it’s a t-shirt, blazer or pair of jeans) will instantly give your look a stylish upgrade.

*If you’d like me to teach you about how clothes should fit contact me here 

READ: “It might be beautiful but does it fit you properly” here 

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The Original Hem

9 Jul

Next time you have a pair of jeans taken up, instead of cutting off the bottom and creating a new hem, ask the tailor to keep the original hem and sew it back on.

The reason to keep the original hem is that you’re maintaining the distressed appearance, which is part of the look of the design of the jeans.

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READ: “How Great Jeans Should Look” here

 

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When A Dress Becomes A Skirt

29 May

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When you’re giving your wardrobe a good edit and clean out, always keep this in mind.

Pieces can be remodeled and reinvented.

A pair of long, wide pants can be slimmed and cropped, a blouse can have the sleeves shortened or removed and just like here, a dress can be made into a skirt.

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All that’s required is a creative eye and a clever sewer/tailor.

This dress is available from H & M.  I’m not sure if you can buy it in Australia but details can be found here.

If you don’t really have a creative eye and would like me to help you go through your wardrobe details of my wardrobe styling sessions can be found here 

READ: “What’s Hiding In Your Wardrobe That Could Be Reinvented?” here 

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