Fit for purpose: how to save clothes that no longer suit your shape or lifestyle

From subtle tweaks to a complete remake, garments that you love but that no longer work for you can enjoy a second life

One of my favourite quotes about fashion is from the late Diana Vreeland: “Fashion is part of the daily air, it changes all the time. You can feel the approaching of a revolution in clothes.”

Just as fashions change, our need for certain types of clothes changes too. As we grow up or grow old, live through pandemics or enter an era of rising global temperatures, inevitably we outgrow what’s in our wardrobes.

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