As the seasons’ change, so do the clothes we wear. It can be easy to think you need to buy yourself an entirely new wardrobe as soon as the sun starts shining. The truth is you probably have a lot of potential sitting in your wardrobe you just haven’t thought about! A lot of the time our winter clothing is made up of much more material, which gives you a lot to work with when it comes to creating a new item from it.


We’ve put together this blog to give you some inspiration about what you can turn some of your old winter clothing into. Keep reading for some easy ways you can get a summer wardrobe without a hefty price tag.

Alterations to revamp your seasonal wardrobe

Jeans to shorts

Within every pair of jeans is a perfect pair of shorts. If you have an old pair of jeans that have maybe been worn too much and have a few rips in the leg, or you just don’t wear them anymore, why not turn them into a pair of shorts? This way you have an entirely new item without the price tag that comes along with it! The best part is you can choose the best length for yourself rather than have to hunt in the stores for something that fits you properly. Start with a longer length because you can always go shorter, but it’s difficult to get that length back.

Long sleeve to short

Long sleeves are a lifesaver in winter, but when the weather gets nicer choosing a long sleeve top can leave you feeling overheated and uncomfortable. A quick alteration can transform an item only usable in winter and make it perfect to wear in spring and summer. The easiest alteration would be to turn it into a short sleeve version of the top, but there could be the option to make it into a vest if that’s what you would prefer. There are a lot of different options available when you take the item to a professional seamstress, and they will be able to answer any questions you have about what is possible to do.

Winter dress to summer two-piece

Our winter dresses tend to contain a lot of material, which means there’s a lot of potential to turn it into various different things. Two-piece outfits are really popular in the summer, so why not create your very own? This look is a lot more comfortable for warmer months while also being really fashion-forward. Creating your own also gives you the freedom to do a lot more with the outfit, designing it to your very own taste and style. 

If you want to revamp an old winter wardrobe for summer, then alterations are the way to go. A professional seamstress will be able to help you create entirely new items at a much lower price than purchasing a brand new wardrobe, and all of it will be bespoke for you! 

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