23.8.13

Custom made clothing? Yes please!

Can you sew or do you know a good tailor? If you do, the possibilities to your very own, bespoke wardrobe are endless. If you're not a Kardashian who can afford custom made designer pieces, you can still add in a bit of uniqueness to your wardrobe by choosing your favourite patterns and coming up with your personalised designs.

Like me if you think you can only purchase fabric from factory outlets in wholesale, you are not completely correct as places such as www.funkifabrics.com allow you to purchase unstitched stretch fabrics at wholesale prices without the wholesale quantity. If you are someone who likes art and craft or even fashion, you'll love the variety of fabric patterns available on their website.


Now theoretically you can use stretch for swimwear, gym gear, athletic clothing, dance costumes and so on but I am sure leggings are made of stretchy material as well and who wouldn't like their tailor made set of patterned leggings that no one else has! Whether you like skulls, stripes, abstract art, animal print, tie and dye, geometric shapes or comic print - they have it all. I personally am quite fond of stretch dresses and gowns as I feel if you use the right pattern to suit your figure, it can look quite edgy!

Of course creating custom made swimwear by mixing and matching from their fabric selection would be next on my list for a beach holiday. If you are never happy with the bikini selection or sizes available in stores, getting a custom made one will be your best bet. Plus this can allow you to get inspired by celebrity bikini designs that are rather expensive and create a similar one for a much reasonable price. I believe you'd only need a metre or two on average for any stretchy apparel you'd get sewn and keeping that quantity in mind, I found their prices pretty reasonable.

I believe Funki Fabrics also have an in house graphic design team giving you the option of getting your own specific design printed on a stretch fabric. The service would be particularly beneficial to those studying fashion design to play around with patterns, prints and designs for personal use or projects.

Would you DIY with clothes? I cannot sew to save my life so I'd consider getting it done by a tailor. But the thought of having my customised pair of leggings or a dress is a bit too tempting for me as I cannot stand run of the mill clothes that make people look like sheep on the streets.