Have you ever purchased a top or dress because you loved the print or fabric, only to realize that it was too low-cut or that the shape was unflattering when you brought it home? That was the issue we faced when Ruth brought this lovely watercolor print shirt to our last swap party. Everyone loved the print and the drape of the fabric, but the dashiki-like cut paired with the super low slit at the bosom was kind of strange. You might know that at Clossette, we’re in the business of repairing and refashioning preloved clothes and making them desirable again, so I played with the idea of sewing the slit in the front up or hemming the sides of the top for a more slim fit, but then it donned on me – why not just wear the shirt backwards? There is a really pretty lace inset that’s meant to sit at the back of the shoulders that could get a lot more attention in the front of the shirt, and this quick fix required zero sewing! Click the […] below to see how the shirt looked after we simply put it on backwards and tell us in the comments if you’ve ever employed this DIY quick fix on your own wardrobe instead of just throwing a garment away.
Have you ever “fixed” a shirt or garment just by wearing it backwards?