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Repurposed Garments

Everyone has a treasured item in their wardrobe with a fond memory or story they would like to relive. Some times we give these garments to others because they are no longer suitable for occasional wear today or may not fit. More often than not, we just keep the garment. This is why we offer our ‘Repurposed Garment’ service. We can give your garment a new lease of life with a simple cut or reconstruction so that you can fall in love with your clothes all over again with an even fonder memory.

If this rings true or has sparked an idea with you, do get in contact to book a consultation with the team. 

Repurposed Garments: About Us

Kay's Story

Kay informed us that she had always thought of wearing her wedding outfit again one day but struggled to see how this would work. At Semple we like to be creative and offer forward thinking solutions instead of dwelling on the past. Kay and the Semple team met and we came up with the idea to redesign Kay’s wedding dress and matching coat to be of a shorter, everyday length enabling her to have a greater choice about how and when she wore the garments as an ensemble or separately. As a result, Kay fell back in love with her wedding outfit and managed to debut her newly revived outfit to a relative’s wedding party.

Repurposed Garments: Projects
Repurposed Garments: Testimonials

"I love it. When I picked my dress up it made me emotional and I’m wearing it to a dinner in November where I know I’ll feel special and yet comfortable. The nominal investment to have it altered means I have a dress for occasions which would have cost at least 10 times the alteration fee. I’m thrilled and it’s given an 18 year old outfit a new lease of life – and my husband is quietly pleased too. “I’d still choose you AND that dress all over again…”


Ruth's Story

Ruth approached us to transform her wedding dress into a go-to little black dress. She still adores the style of the wedding dress but wanted to lose the wedding connotations and turn this into a ball gown she could wear to upcoming events. To do this, we have chopped off the train at the back of the dress and turned into a pencil shape using the scrap fabric. We then added a deep side split for walking ease and will dye the dress black for Ruth to finish.

Repurposed Garments: Projects
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