Honestly...every article of clothing I wear comes from a thrift store. I simply cannot pay retail...and, after all these years, even Walmart feels expensive to me.
The thing is -- when you're only paying $1 for something -- you can TAKE A CHANCE...mess with it, do some alterations, or try to make it work.
And if it doesn't work (hey, it happens)-- IT GOES RIGHT BACK TO THE THRIFT STORE...
|This is a poor picture -- but the neckline of this turquoise top is what I loved...it just wasn't big enough. So I added the white panel on both sides. Now -- PERFECT.|
|Also, I LOVED this bejeweled sweater, but my butt is still too big, so I created side vents.|
- Cut a piece of black t-shirt knit into a rectangle...and place it over the UNCUT side seam. (Right Sides Togethe
- Sew up one side of the uncut seam, a few stitches across the seam, and down the other side.
- THEN, cut through the sweater and the black t-shirt facing.
- Turn the facing to the inside and stitch.
|After I turned the knit to the wrong side, I ironed the new facing into place with some hemtape before I stitched it.|
|So, let's see. Pants? $1.00. Shirt? 44 cents. Sweater? $2.38|