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How to Tailor a Pencil Skirt Sew Your Way to a Perfectly Fitted Wardrobe at stitchesandsunflowers.com

How to Tailor a Pencil Skirt


I'm trying to use sewing to create wardrobe basics that will be versatile and classy, and last a long time. Being able to tailor clothes that I already have to fit me better helps me do this with less expense and less waste. I was gifted this skirt, so I thought it would be a great basic addition to my…
Outdated Skirt Refashion: Give New Life to Something Old |stitchesandsunflowers.

Outdated Skirt Refashion: Give New Life to Something Old


Today I'm giving you a tutorial for an outdated skirt refashion. While you may not have or be able to find exactly the same kind of skirt, this tutorial is meant to get your creative juices flowing, and teach you techniques you could apply to multiple types of skirts. In the 1960s, my great-grandma was the mom to multiple teenage…

How to Size Down a Button Up


One of the best ways to have an elegant and polished wardrobe with minimal and not-so-expensive pieces is to have clothes tailored to your body. Currently, my wardrobe does not fit that description. But, like a good, cheap frugal diyer, rather than throw everything away and start fresh I am taking the clothes that I still like and altering them…