Altering Your Vintage Clothing

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Altering Your Vintage Clothing

Post by CRAZYBUBBA » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:47 pm

No, I don't mean redyeing or chopping up vintage tees, you guys can relax.

I wonder if you guys alter your stuff at all? I've had the seams/ fabric on shirts give way in the past and usually toss them at that point. Also, I've outgrown jackets, but don't really feel comfortable altering classic leathers. Do you guys usually trade them away,alter your stuff or rock it until it's unwearable?
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Re: Altering Your Vintage Clothing

Post by hermosavtg » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:03 pm

Certainly I wouldn't alter anything if it had any major resale value.
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Re: Altering Your Vintage Clothing

Post by CRAZYBUBBA » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:35 pm

Most of my "alterations" are laundering accidents. I picked up an Elvis tee with a stain on the back last week, so I tried to treat it and then let it soak. BAD IDEA. The stain seeped from the back of the garment to the front. Ugggh! :(

I don't think that fixing loose stitching is a big deal but when it comes to bigger issues like stains and holes sometimes tossing it is the only practical option.
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Re: Altering Your Vintage Clothing

Post by Johnny65 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:07 pm

No alterations here. If it doesn't fit. I sell it.

Treating stains is tricky though. I've had some accidents that ruined the garment :evil:

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Re: Altering Your Vintage Clothing

Post by jimmyj » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:48 pm

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