Todays hippest trends arent in New York, Paris, or Milan. They"re waiting for you in your closet, your attic, and the thrift shop down the street. The restyling or refashioning of garments is by no means a new concept, severe clothing rations in the 40 s bought about the Ômake do and mend" philosophy. Sewing patterns often included instructions on how to make a blouse using a mans shirt in lieu of a piece of fabric and such like. Going back a little further, in the mid 1930 s Margaret Mitchell had Scarlett O"Hara wearing a stunning green velvet gown which had being skillfully restyled from curtains.
Nowadays, we have an array of clothing available to us, an excessive amount perhaps, that certainly goes well beyond our needs. Additionally, clothing prices have, and continue to decrease, inevitably meaning the value we put on them, and the quality we expect from them has diminished as well.
restylistas is about embracing the ethos of giving your clothes another jaunt down the runway, figuratively speaking, by restyling them into something new.
It does not matter whether you refashion because of the environmental benefits of not sending clothes to landfills unnecessarily, the financial benefits of having a new outfit with little to no financial out lay, or to truly challenge yourself (it is significantly more complicated than just buying something, or even cut something out of a solid piece of fabric don"t you agree?).
Visit restylistas.com for tips on restyling clothing already in your wardrobe, bought at second-hand stores or given to you, and to sew using vintage fabrics. They provide an aesthetically pleasing site where they showcase the communities successes.
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