Learn how to do DIY alterations to give outfits fresh looks & boost your budget

LOUNGEWEAR has been my look of choice since March – one very comfy perk of the British lockdown.

But the easing of Covid-19 rules means we can now be a bit more experimental with outfits once again.

So if, like me, your wardrobe is packed with sweaters and joggers, you can still put them to good use.

GET TANKED UP: A big womenswear trend at the moment is the sleeveless tank top. You can easily recreate this look with an old T-shirt or sweatshirt by cutting off the sleeves. There’s a great tutorial on YouTube by ASOS to tidy up the hems, at bit.ly/3gvygPp.

SHORTS CUTS: Repurpose your leggings for warmer weather. Cycling shorts are the summer trend, especially now so many of us are using a bike.
Here’s how to make your own from old leggings.

Step one: Smooth out your leggings on the table or floor so there are no creases.

Step two: Take a sharp pair of scissors and cut to desired length, but always go slightly longer just in case.

Step three: Place the cut-off leg over the top of the second leg to make sure you cut the same length off both sides. You’ll then have a new pair of cycling shorts.

CUSHTY COVERS: Re-use old jumpers by turning them into cushion covers. I found a tutorial at cremedelacraft.com, which requires no sewing.

Step one: Put the cushion inside the jumper, about an inch away from the underarm seam.

Step two: Pull the arms to the back of the cushion, then wrap them around the front and tie into a knot.

Step three: Tuck in one side of the bottom hem into the other to form a pocket.

Step four: There should be a pocket at the top of the cushion where the neckline is from folding the sleeves, this is where you can hide the neckline.

JUMPER FOR JOY: Sweaters are perfect for the summer evenings. Watching the sunset in a park or even in the garden can get quite chilly, making the jumper the perfect accessory.

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