In Denmark we love to use english words. When I choose to use the word Redesign, it’s because I have combined several pieces of clothes, materials. I have added zippers and blonds. I have changed the length, the width and the hight. In other words I have taken recyclet clothes and upcycled it to my Redesigns – easy, right?
And yes, you will find many different names for my Redesigns. Danish, english and even a combination of both languages. Upcyclet, visible mending, invisible mending, DIY, remake old clothes, repurpose old t-shirts. I’ve even found several Redesigns when I use the word Vintage.
Upcycling is the keyword
My idea has been to avoid throwing out old clothes. In my experience a lot of our old clothes are made of a very good quality. We can choose to Redesign either to take care of our climate by reducing production of new clothes. Or we can choose to Redesign because the size is wrong or because it needs a make-over in order for us to be interested in wearing it again.
Since 2017 I’ve enjoyed upcycling/redesigning – recycled clothes. I started by using some of my own clothes. Then I asked family and friends to give me their old clothes.
I particularly enjoyed if I could change fixed ideas of what to wear. My upcycled clothes are for both men and boys, women and girls. Curve & Plus Size. Petite. Tall. And all sizes in between. And I guarantee that you will find something in my collection that noone else has. On this website you’ll also find DIY inspiration alongside lots of Redesigns that you can buy and use right away.
You can upcycle from almost all materials
I have upcycled old curtains. I have torn apart old furnitures and saved the leather. I have cut clothes into pieces and upcycled and reused in my Redesigns. I’ve also made cushioncovers to our gardenfurniture. This enabled me to save money and to reuse the old cushions. I’ve made special designes travelbags, computerbags to fit our car, a skibox or a particular size iPad or laptop.
All my Redesigns, ie upcycling, are based on recyclet clothing. The only things I have bought from new are thread, zippers, blonds. Most of which are bought in recycle-shops. This way it is primarily my time that is covered in my prices.
Together with each picture on this website, you will find a description of how to do, what to do and washing instructions.
This way I’m able to guide you on how to maintain the clothes for as long as possible. Unfortunately I’m not always able to see what kind of materials are used and I will take that into consideration in my washing instructions.
When redesigning clothes I had to change the sizes from standard European sizes to “inbetween” sizes. In order to make it easier for you to find Redesigns that fits you, I’ve made a sizeguide. Attached to each description and picture of my Redesigns, I have written measurements in cm. Meaning breast which is measured from beneath each sleeve. Waist. Hips. Length is measured from the top of the shoulder and down. I also write if the clothes is flexible or the opposite.
It has been my focus to include all sizes and I’m confident that you will find redesigns here, that you cannot find elsewhere. The clothes that you see me wearing in the pictures are a size 42/44. My meassurements are breast: 108 cm. Waist: 97. Hips: 108. My weight is 70 kg. Sadly the only thing I have in common with Marilyn Monroe is the hight; 1.64 🙂 Marilyn Monroe weighed 68,7 kg, her breast-waist width-hips measurements were: 107-92-106 – deep sigh …
FieFit Redesign by Janeth Svendsen