Sewing and redesign is trendy like never before. Thanks to (Norwegian) TV-concepts like “Symesterskapet” and a certain Norwegian celebrity, sewing has been lifted from a slightly dusty life amongst the world’s grandmothers to a passion with trendy urbanites. This is good news, and perhaps a natural reaction, in a world that is weighted down by fast fashion and a out-of-control fashion consumption.
Redesign is the big sister of seaming. Where one, with a certain amount of sewing experience, can create personal, and (hopefully) environmentally friendly designs, redesign requires the ability to see the qualities of the individual garment that should be retained, patience to undo seaming, and then knowledge of adaptations. Precisely for this reason, this is not a widespread occupation among everyone.
However, with my background, I can demand of myself that I do just that myself. My personal goal is that I should not have a single garment hanging in the closet that I am not happy with. Therefore you’ll find below my latest projects. The two pictures on the left are the new designs, while the far left is the original.
If you do not have sewing skills, patience or interest in carrying out such projects yourself, I still encourage you to take an extra look in your closet, at treasures you no longer use. Can they be adjusted with simple grips? Taken in? Made shorter? Other stuff? There are tailor-rooms in most cities and they will, with the right instructions, be able to make similar changes to those you see above.
Still unsure? You can also hire me for a small consultation. There is a lot of joy and satisfaction to be gained in utilizing the treasures one already has.
PS – I know I’m not as active in here as I used to be, but please know that you can hop over to Instagram, any day, to get your daily dose of fashion and style-inspiration. See you there!