Friday, January 15, 2010

Project Alteration

How much junk in your closet do you not wear for varied reasons? Well, in my case, about 20% of my clothes are gathering dust and are stinking of moth balls either because they don't fit well or are out of style, while some are kept for the revival of trends.

So I thought if these things are going to occupy precious space in my wardrobe, they better be worth it. It's something I've been thinking of doing for a long time now.

Unsure of how things are going to turn out, I started with two items.

First is a shirt given to me by a cousin. It's cute and I like the glittery, texturized print but it's just too big.

The second one is another gift sent by my brother. I like the denim and the wash but again, too big (the legs at least).

I went to Megamall yesterday and headed straight to Alter Station. It cost P110 to have the pants made into shorts while the shirt would have cost around P500 to be converted into a loose wifebeater or sando! And the latter will take a week to be done! Crazy. So I just had them work on the pants.

Luckily, I later chanced upon Alter to Fit at the top floor. They charged me P305 for the shirt and I can pick it up on Monday. Still pricey but I'm hoping it's worth it.

If the results are good, I'll work on other items. There's a lot more at home. It's a pretty good alternative to actual shopping. It evokes more creativity, very "green"---since it's a form of recycling, and costs less money.


  1. Why don't you be the taller version of Mary Kate Olsen? Ditch the pants, better yet have them made into Cheap Monday-ish skinnies, and keep the oversize-ness of your tee. Just cut the hemlines.
    - Erin

  2. LOL @ taller version of MKO.

    I thought about that Erin but I know it would cost too much to have the pants made into skinnies and they may just mess it up. Besides, I'm more into shorts lately.