Lots of money is spent on buying the latest fashions and the trends that sweep the markets and then seem to die away the next year. It becomes expensive trying to keep up with all the latest styles and trends and more often than not, an expensive blouse or dress goes out of style so fast, it seems a waste to hold on to it.
A few seasons ago, long, flowing skirts were in high fashion, but then they dropped off the fashion radar the following year. However, if you have a collection of those outdated skirts, you can transform them into something that is fashionable now with just a few tweaks and tucks and tears. For instance, now, long, flowing dresses are in fashion. They are usually spaghetti strapped dresses, floral printed, and flow down to the ankles. Now, those outdated skirts, also used to go down to the ankles. Using those outdated skirts, you can fashion something that is in vogue this season with just the help of a sewing machine and some extra fabric.
First, you want to see what kind of skirt it is. Usually, they are zip up skirts that form a slit in the side of the top of the skirt. You can use that as the center of the dress and folding down either side of the zipper side of the dress, you can sew the flaps shut so that the zipper is concealed. You will see that you form a dress with a V neck just like the long dresses that are in style now. You will need two pieces of thin but sturdy fabric with which to form the straps.
Now, you need to choose the straps that will carry the entire weight of the dress and will not tear or snap when you wear it. It needs to match the dress, so if you have a floral print, choose the color of the base of the dress, or find that same print if you can manage to take it from any part of the skirt without distorting its overall appearance. Measure the straps carefully and then sew them to either side of the skirt. With just a few simple tweaks, your once outdated skirt is now a dress that is in fashion and one of the trendiest things to wear this season. Enjoy wearing the dress with a shoulder shrug sweater, too.
Many other things around your closet can be transformed into something that is more popular and fashionable. Now, as oversized tee shirts are in style, you can easily make one out of fabric. It used to be that tight fitting shirts were all the rage, but now as flowing tunics have taken the fashion world by storm, you can easily make this with soft fabric. Trace the fabric, and use a pattern that might help in the endeavors. You can then cut it out and sew it together and if it is uneven at the bottom or oversized, then it will be tremendously in vogue. There are many ways to establish this sense of fashion and it also helps you recycle your old clothes and not let some things that were once in style go to waste.