Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Quick and Simple Clothes Alterations
Rebekah has been growing! She put this shirt on the other day and it was so low cut I had to make her take it off. She was very mad at me, but I was able to quickly fix it by adding a small piece of black knit fabric. I just hemmed a small rectangle on one side, then pinned and sewed it into the shirt following the seam that was already there (to hold the lace on). I cut off the excess on the inside (knit fabric won't fray when you cut it!). Quick and simple fix for a too-low shirt!
She is so slender that this skirt wouldn't stay on her hips! I added two darts in the back to help it stay on. I wish it would have been one of those with the adjustable elastic waistband in it! Did you notice that this skirt is a 4T and the shirt was a 6T??? The sizes of kids clothes sure do frustrate me! I think the skirt should have been a 6T instead, and the shirt a 4T!
It is such a blessing to be able to make these simple alterations to clothes, especially for the kids stuff that they outgrow so quickly! I know I've been able to save quite a bit by not having to buy new things all the time! Do you have any tips to share? I'd love to hear them!