Ever wanted to alter clothes but don’t have the time to go to a tailor? Or just don’t want to be bothered with the fuss? Here are some tricks & tips for adjusting your clothes without picking up a thread or needle!
-If your straps are too long: you could adjust your straps (evenly) and safety pin the excess underneath your top / dress. Or you could the advice from fashion blogger To Vogue Or Bust, where she takes a scarf, & weaves it through her straps, adjusting them to make them higher.
-If your dress is too long: There are actually a couple things you could do: you could belt it, & pull some of the excess fabric up above the belt. Or you could take a hair tie, or rubber band & tie up the excess at the hem. You could tie it on the outside, but for a lovely cascade tie it on the inside, & allow the fabric to drape down.
-If your pants are too long: If your pants, (or dress) is a little bit too long, you could always throw on some heels so that you’re not stepping all over your hem. You could also roll up the hems (for cool rolled up cuffs), or safety pin them in place. However, for a long term fix you will need to have it hemmed.
-If your t-shirt is too long: Again, you could tie it with a rubber band or hair tie, in the front, or on the side, or even the back!
-If your dress / top is too revealing: You could wear a shirt underneath, making it more demure vs. revealing.
-If your skirt / pants are a bit big & falling down: of course, you could go the old fashioned route & just belt it. Or you could take your top & tuck inside your pants / skirt. You could do the fashion girl thing & tuck 1 side, & leave the other half hanging out.
Or if you are wondering what a tailor can do for your clothes, click to read Why your tailor is your best friend & what they can do for you!
Did you like this list? Do you have one to add here? Write it below or check out other related articles!