My biggest kick recently has been altering and refashioning clothing to fit me better. I don’t know about you, but I tend to accumulate an overflowing closet full of clothing of which I only pull out a few things religiously. This occurs mainly because I’m not the exact size and shape of the clothing coming off the shelves these days (who is??). So I pick things up thinking, “Yeah, this looks ok” and conveniently fold it up and stow it away, never to be seen again. My fix for this mess? Take it to my workshop and make it fit!!
This can mean a ton of different things – from the easiest involving nothing but tape to the difficult requiring lots of tools. Depending on the required time and my energy level, I’ll rip out a zipper and reinstall at a better location. If time and energy are low? Well then, it’s time to cut off the top and make it a draw string.
Getting over my fear of ruining my clothing was probably the biggest step. But is it worse to cut away too much and have to completely repurpose or to let it rot in its original condition in the back of my closet? I like to opt for the former. And the grand result of all my reconfiguring and altering is a wonderful wardrobe where I can pull anything off the shelf and know it’ll fit.
In need of the same thing? Feel free to contact me for my alterations price list. Or if you’d rather learn to fix it all yourself, I’d love to teach you! Contact me to set up a sew date at your place or mine.