A Benetton skirt that fit me nice around the hips, but was way too big in the waist. Also I really didn't like the the wide gussets, that gave the skirt a trumpet profil. But I loved the wool/viscose/elastan mix of the fabric and the look of the fabric.
I removed all the gussets, and stitched the panels back together. Except the one center back, I had plans for that one.
Then I took the skirt in at the sides and shortened it by 6 cm.
And then the skirt had changed look completely. I so love it now. It is comfortable, looks good and is easy to style.
The gusset center back, which is now a kick pleat. Sorry for my bum being so obvious in the middle of the picture.
The blouse is a refashion too, although it is an exaggeration to call it that. The blouse is of a high end brand and was given to me by the prevous owner, because the belægning* kept turning outwards.
So I did my amazing and complicated sewing magic... and stitched it down with a few stitches.
"Refashions" like that make me think about consumerism, about people's lack of basic sewing skills, and make me even more convinced to teach my son the basics of sewing, so he doesn't think anything of sewing buttons back on.
* My dictionary didn't know that word. It is the fabric that you stitch to the neckline to finish and strengthen it. It is on the wrong side of the finished garment.