Modified Clothing

Alter, not waste.

I hesitate to throw out clothing pieces because I generally have an emotional attachment to them (except socks – socks go in and out of my life upon arrival). So I try my best to hoard out of sight, but eventually they come back out. Then, it’s time to negotiate their new ownership – to the school donation box or to friends and fam.

Why don’t we have clothes recycling?! There’s more human effort in making clothes than all these plastic products.  When I become Mayor…

Anyway, I keep trying to promote the preservation of wardrobes by sharing modifications and re-loving their new look if for only a few months or more…

Here are a few of my newest mods:


Button Detox 

Buttons can go in the craft drawer.  
Now I am plugging this top back into the closet to be worn with a colorful scarf.

I love the little folds left after I took off those worn-out buttons. I think I had a country moment and hid this in my western wear section the day after I wore it. Now it can go anywhere.

Don’t ask me why both of these projects were this color.

From Worthless to Worthy, Torn to Worn

 I could no longer love the shape of this Versace 90’s Tee, so snip-slash and now it’s an exercise top. I feel like boxing! This destructive project was worth it. Signed up for kick boxing. See what new clothes can do!

Made a little hair wrap from the bottom part. Don’t I look like I can kick some buttons?













Found another trash to treasure: Sweatshirt Save from the donation pile back to the closet in a few snips!



Flipping up my sleeves to show the geometric cuts.