Are you getting bored with your old wears or you actually have those old wears lying someplace in your wardrobe? We are going to show you how to revamp your old wears and it is just the technique you need.
The dresses that are worn out, are often discarded but they can be modified into something more meaningful. Explore them, and check whether they can be changed into another dress, with any of the steps listed below.
What is Revamping?
Revamping is the simple process of giving a new and improved form, or style to old wears.
How to Revamp your Old Wears in 7 Steps
This technique is a great one to try on all old wears and have an amazing fashionable results. Also another way to get creative with your old wears is by brushing them up with the listed techniques.
Reducing seam allowance to prevent bulk applied ornament, such as gimp, ribbon. Some trims are made and applied by hand. The supplies includes:
- Old wears
- Get outgrown or non-fitted old wears.
- Carefully trim into desired size or length.
The texture paint must be delicate to prevent it from changing the quality of the clothes. The supplies includes:
- Denim Fashion Pieces (Jeans, Jackets, Shorts, etc.)
- Fabric Paint, Acrylic Paint, or Fabric Markers
- Paintbrush & clean water cup
- Sticky Tape
- To paint only on specific areas, use sticky tape to mask the selected painted section and a clean edge so you stay inside.
- Place a plastic bag on the inside of the denim behind the selected painted area. This is so paint does not soak through to the other side.
- Draw your design on to the denim with a lead pencil.
- First paint paint on the denim with white. This will create a base color so your paint stays vibrate and true to form.
- You can now start painting your colors. The paint will absorb into the denim fabric so you may need to do a few layers of paint depending on what colors and paint brand you use. Let each color dry before starting on another color.
- Sun-dry the design.
- I recommend handwashing handpainted denim clothing.
This refers to creating basic patterns, with specific measurements, which can be used to make different designs. The supplies includes:
- Old wears
- Cutter or scissors
- Prepare your outgrown or non-fitted old wears.
- Check the pattern sizing and pin.
- Carefully cut into desired style or shape.
A is a process of removing the color from something or making it lighter, with the use of chemicals or by exposure to sunlight. The supplies includes:
- Old wears
- Bleach or Bleach Pen
- Spray bottle or Paint Brush
- Find a design you would like to try, mark out the section you do not want to bleach and tape out.
- Spray or paint the bleach directly on to the old wears, leave for as long as you like. Keep watch as bleach that stays up to an hour will make a slightly lighter shade and a day will make the old wear near white.
- Rinse and wash the old wears and let them dry before wearing.
I will suggest you work in a well-ventilated space while protecting your skin and eyes, bleach can be a dangerous chemical . Always wear gloves and mark any container you use so no one will ever use the bottle for non-bleach use.
This is joining two fabrics or stitching the fabric with pleats or darts or with tiny bits of thread art made by hand or machine. The supplies includes:
- Old wears
- Floral materials
- Glue threads
- You can choose to decorate your old wears by adding extravagant strips, attaching floral cut-outs
- Adding designs by sticking strings and glueing threads, or putting small dabs on the cloths.
A technique use to produce patterns in cloth by tying parts of it to shield it from the dye. If you think that your favorite cloth has started fading off, instead of dumping that cloth in your old-wears-dumpsite, dye it up. The supplies includes:
- Old wears, cotton is best (hoodie, track top, t-shirt, jogging pants, shirt, etc)
- Elastic bands
- Gloves and Mask
- Fabric Dye
- Spray bottle or squeeze bottle
- You can create different patterns and designs with your elastic rubber bands. Gather your old wears together and tie your rubber bands around.
- Either spray or drip fabric dye from a bottle onto the old wears over an old plastic bowl. Follow the fabric dye brand manufacturer’s instructions on how to mix the dye.
- Let the old wears sit for 10-20 mins, an hour to a day, and then take all the rubber bands off, rinse, then wash and wear! Watch out to see when you need to wash out, all fabrics take dye and bleach differently.
A process of mending a garment by sewing a patch or other fabric items over it. The supplies includes:
- Old wears
- Lace material
- Fancy thread
- Gather Supplies. Get worn out or old wears.
- Carefully measure twice, cut once into desired style or shape. Patch up with a lace material to create a beautiful and sparkling outfit.
- Iron It. This is the trick that makes it easy.
- Stitch It down.