My shopping endeavours haven't been too successful lately, so I've turned to a different avenue for a fix - hitting up op shops! Now what are the chances that I'll pick up something I love, in good condition, and most importantly, in the right size? Not very high.
Which is why I think learning to alter clothes would open up so many possibilities. I picked up this white pencil skirt from Katies for $5 at Springvale Salvos. It was a lovely crisp white, but it hung way too far below my knees, and was too wide in the waist.
What I did:
- removed the waistband
- flipped the skirt inside out
- flipped the lining upward out of the way
- marked and sewed the new seams using an existing pencil skirt that fit
- trimmed off excess
- cut and shortened hem for both main fabric and lining
- shortened waistband and reattached to skirt body
It fits me so much better now! This project has got me all excited about thrifting. I can't wait to snap up more bargains and alter them to my size! (I'll have to remember to take some photos of the actual alteration process!)