~ HOW TO CHANNEL YOUR SEAMSTRESS ‘ALTER’ EGO – NO SEWING REQUIRED~
The fastest and easiest of all the methods. Push those sleeves up towards your elbows – simple. If they don’t stay up then scrunch those slippery suckers up past your elbows and use said elbows like body guards – no sleeve makes its way down to your wrists unless they say so! And if they start acting like Frank Lee Morris trying to escape Alcatraz, secure them in place with bracelets or even a sleeve garter (yes, that’s an actual thing).
Natural fibre materials such as silk, wool, linen and cotton generally shrink best (unless they have been pre shrunk).
The great thing about a tuck is, giving an inch is often all you need – you don’t need to stuff a mile of fabric into your pants to make your top fit better. Half tuck, quarter tuck, front tuck, side tuck, back tuck – they all help you to look like you are not sartorially swimming in your upper wear. You can also transform the right dress into a top with a simple tuck.
How do you modify your clothing to fit you better?
Cool blog post, great ideas! I use quite some of them myself, being small too. I also bring my clothes to the tailor regularly (though no underwear so far…). Super to have found a blog of another stylish and small lady. Love, Lieske
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Thank you, Lieske! And never say ‘never’ re: altering underwear 😉