#137: 5 Ways to Update Unworn Me-Mades

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#137: 5 Ways to Update Unworn Me-Mades

Whether it’s because you just participated in Me-Made-May, or you’ve recently had a wardrobe sort out, what do you do with the items you find yourself no longer wearing? In this week’s solo episode, I advise you on how to diagnose why you’re not wearing them. I then suggest five different ways you can update those garments so that you’re excited to wear them again! 

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If you want to learn more about the Me-Made-May challenge, listen to:

The Clothehorse podcast is a great place to learn more about the life of second hand clothing, including what happens to donated items. 

The three questions to ask of each item of clothing:

  1. Does it fit my personal aesthetic (OR is it a basic garment that pairs well with items that really DO fit my personal aesthetic)?
  2. Does it fit with my lifestyle?
  3. Does it fit my body?

My five suggested approaches for updated unworn garments (including me-mades):

  1. Repair
  2. Refit
  3. Remove something
  4. Add something
  5. Change the colour

For repair, consider signing up to the Winter of Care and Repair challenge for motivation. 

For advice on how to proceed with a repair, this episode might help:

For refitting assistance, check out this episode:

The Bernie Belt Bag pattern by Friday Pattern Co. might solve the dilemma of a pocket-free garment:

Image source: Friday Pattern Co. 

The free Oversized Detachable Collar pattern by Tilly and the Buttons would really jazz up a plain garment:

Image source: Tilly and the Buttons

If you’re interested in trying your hand at natural dyeing, these episodes provide a ton of information:

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