Advice 1: How to alter an old coat

A fairly common picture in the house the Thrifty Housewives: things, out of fashion or having the wrong size, stored in the closet and take up valuable space. For example, hanging on the shoulders, wide and long old woolen coat and carry him there and throw a pity. Try to shorten it and alter the article to the figure, provide it with additional details. If you approach the work with all diligence, we can give unwanted clothes a new life.
How to alter an old coat
Prepare an old coat for alteration. You have to understand that nice clothes will only from paintings of decent quality. Assess the condition of the drape. If working on the front sides of the fabric no markings, dents and permanent stains, get to work.
Clean product dry, if necessary – with a damp brush. Then dry gently and strut all external and internal seams of my old clothes. It is recommended to do a very sharp razor blade (for convenience, one end of it can drown in the wine cork) or nail scissors. The lining before the time aside.
Amperite and dry all orporate parts cut , then lay them on a flat horizontal surface. Now, the big moment – the creation of new patterns.
First specify the required length of the future updated coat and make a pointed remnant smooth line of the cut on the reverse side of the canvas. Dotted lines mark the standard allowances for joints (width - 1.5 cm).
Note the longitudinal lines of the side seams to close the back and shelves woolen coat. They must pass on the right and the left side is strictly symmetrical! Don't forget about the allowances and on the line, and freedom of fit.
To clarify the depth of closure parts, first try to sweep the flanks of the old lining and put the sample on warm clothes (the same one with which you are going to wear altered coat).
Adjust the new arm openings, so that they perfectly coincided with acetami sleeveless products. Then fight back patch pockets, snap-tab and (if any) other parts of the old product. If you change the size they may not be in his place, and thing will look unprofessional.
Make even cuts parts of the coat, do not forget about the allowances! The suture line should be secured with pins or a contrasting accessory thread, making manually the seam "forward needle". Again measure own coat, then start machining.
Select the appropriate needle for the sewing machine and evaluate their work on the cloth drape. If all the tools are properly selected and the machine is in good condition, this sturdy fabric will not cause special difficulties when sewing.
Sew the bottom hem of the coat and the side seams. Sections of treat allowances on the serger, then Ratatouille. The main work of stirring by the old coat done.
You have to re-pristroit pockets and other overhead items. Lining is sutured on the model and primitives to the underside of the seam. Try replacing the buttons – original accessories can radically transform the appearance of the product, give it a special flavor.
Useful advice
If you managed successfully to shorten and take in the coat, if desired, to perform additional functional details. They will protect you from the wind and lend a more modern look. Take a break from the cut-off remnants of the drape slip strip-drawstring and sew it with a decorative seam at the hip line; thread the strap and use it as a tie. Vsheyte in sleeves knit cuffs. You can link them yourself on the spokes of the elastic yarn corresponding tone.

Advice 2 : How to alter old clothes

Once again, looking into your wardrobe, you find things that do not wear or slightly frayed. Throw your favorite clothes, of course, a pity. But these things to alter, "to breathe" new life into them, make the old brand new, fashionable and playful. A little imagination and a couple hours of free time will allow you to please yourself new clothes. Using these ideas, you can easily and quickly achieve the desired result.
How to alter old clothes
You will need
  • - old things;
  • different fabric, leatherette;
  • - sewing machine;
  • - needle, scissors, thread, ruler, crayons;
  • - the decorative ornaments and accessories.
The first thing to work on is a large knitted sweater. Probably, you already do not wear, in spite of its quality, because the modern outerwear keeps you warm. Of the knitted fabric makes a wonderful bag. So.
a) Strut sweater, iron the.
b) Tailor two identical parts for bags-wallets, it can be rectangles, squares, trapezoids – all what you like. Approximate dimensions: width – 40 cm height – 30 cm.
(c) of lining fabric, and best of quilted polyester batting (it will give the density of the product) tailor the same parts, but with dimensions of a centimeter less than described above. It will serve as a lining for bags.
(d) Sostrochite side and bottom seams, treat.
e) Now pass the lining in the crocheted part of the bag. To process the top edge, tailor leatherette obtachku, pristrochite it to the top of the bag so that it concealed both edges (unprocessed knitted fabric and lining).
(f) the Pens run out of leather in these bags they are mounted with decorative hardware. Make leather tabs, thread them in a metal ring and pristrochite the resulting details to knitted fabric just below the piping. The end of the handles thread into the rings and secure.
(g) as a decoration you can use large wood beads.
(h) Fasteners for such bags will serve as a metal button.
Every girl in the closet several pairs of jeans from them you could end up with a mini skirt. Try.
a) Take unnecessary jeans, preferably wide or flared. Strut stepper inner seams.
(b) the Bottom edge where the fabric is already worn and wiped, cut. The upper part of the jeans length to the level of mini-shorts, too, should be cut in order to obtain a smooth canvas. The resulting pieces of fabric athlete.
c) Measure your hips, add to the result of 20-25 cm
d) Now on denim (it is a 2-piece from leg) it should be noted these sizes. Skirt length – mini, at your discretion, a width of, for example, hip is 90 cm, plus 20 cm, 110 cm
e) you now have a skirt of two parts. Sew and finish the side and bottom seams.
f) Take the black elastic and pristrochite it on the upper edge. Also with rubber bands collect all the cloth. Perform parallel seams 5-6 cm on the skirt.
(g) This model completely hugs the figure and looks great, adding the applique of shells and beads.
What can be done with old shirts? The most simple is the new Mike.
a) Lay out the shirt and nemalite the lines corresponding cutouts "Mikey shoes". Cut off the sleeves, deepen armhole and make a V-neck.
(b) the edge of the fabric can be treated on the serger.
(c) That Mike does not look boring, you can make imitation beads and chains. To do this, collect a string of beads of different textures and secure it at the shoulder seams of the shirt. Then sew the metal chain in the same place, but of greater length. By analogy, create a cascade of ornaments using beads, glass beads, decorative pendants.
This is such a simple way you update your wardrobe.
If the first does not work, do not despair. Even from the broken things to make something new, just smaller.
Useful advice
Get ideas from magazines, fashion magazines and literature to sewing.
Is the advice useful?