The secret to looking and feeling your best is wearing clothes that fit. No matter what your body shape or size, if your clothes fit you well, you'll look like a million bucks. Before you hire an expensive tailor, check out these alterations. You'll be surprised at how easy some of them can be to do yourself.
14 Basic Clothing Alterations You Can Do Yourself
Turn Regular Jeans Into Skinny Jeans
Let your footwear take center stage by refashioning some of your bootcut jeans into skinnies. Believe me, your shoes will thank you.
Make the Waist Bigger on Jeans
Hem Jeans & Reattach the Original Hem
Take in the Waist on Jeans
Make a Long Shirt Shorter
Resize a Too-Small Shirt to Fit
Make a Slit in a Dress
Alter the Back of a Coat
Get rid of a little bulk in the back of your denim jacket. This simple alteration will make a huge difference in the fit.
Alter a Jacket
Make a Dress Bigger
Add some coordinating panels to the sides of a too-small dress and create some visual interest at the same time. Not only will your dress fit perfectly, it will have a whole new style.