5 Easy Clothing Adjustments You Should Know About

Clothes alterations and adjustments are an easy way to make your outfits fit you better and look better than they did before. The good news is that you don’t need to be a professional tailor to do it. Here are 5 easy clothing adjustments you can do today.

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1. DIY pencil skirt

A pencil skirt is a universal wardrobe item that has dozens of uses in everyday life. Depending on the styling, you can rock your pencil skirt anywhere from the office to a dinner party. Unfortunately, finding a pencil skirt that fits you like a glove is not an easy fit.


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The solution is to turn your regular skirt into a pencil skirt with a few easy alterations. Just make sure you spend enough time fitting the skirt and are very precise in your sewing process. Here is how you can create a beautiful pencil skirt from a regular skirt.

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2. Replace the buttons

If you don’t have a sewing machine or fear you don’t have the necessary skills to do major alterations, you can start small by replacing the buttons on your favourite clothing items. You may not feel that way yet, but the truth is that buttons can dramatically change the look of your outfit.

The most common button replacements happen on various jackets and blazers, but you can also change the buttons on your beloved pair of jeans to give it a new look. Remember to secure the buttons very well since they are going to get a decent amount of wear.

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3. Hem the jeans

Finding a pair of jeans that fits you perfectly is often a challenge, which is why it’s so frustrating when your new jeans are a great fit around your waist and hips but are too long for your height. Luckily, this problem is easily solved by hemming your jeans.


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This method works on any jeans or trousers you want to make shorter. To make your hem job look even more professional, you can check out this video tutorial on how to hem your jeans while keeping the original hemline. That way no one will ever find out about your little alteration!

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4. Resize a t-shirt

T-shirts are a staple in any woman’s wardrobe, but sometimes you come across a gorgeous t-shirt with an interesting print that simply doesn’t fit you right. If your t-shirt is too wide and the sleeves are too long, it can create a sloppy look you definitely don’t want.

With this video tutorial, resizing a t-shirt to a perfect fit will only take a couple of hours of your time. In the end, you will have your favourite t-shirt that now fits you flawlessly.

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5. Lengthen the hem

We have already talked about making the hemline in your jeans or trousers shorter, but what about a dress or skirt that is too short? If you want to add some length to your dress or skirt, there are several options, but most of them involve adding another fabric to the hem.


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Here is the easiest way to make your dress or skirt’s hem achieve the perfect length. This method can be used on nearly any garment and the most important choice you need to make here is the choice of the fabric for the hem.

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