Alterations

Turning a Tunic Top into a Skirt

Turning a Tunic Top into a Skirt

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A while back I bought a tunic top from Target. I fell in love with the fabric, and overlooked that the shape didn’t do anything much for my body. Every time I put it on I felt frumpy and looked pregnant as my larger breasts made it balloon over my tummy. It’s design was the…

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Which are the Easy Alterations

Which are the Easy Alterations

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Would you be able to make a post about what kinds of alterations are easy and affordable to make? I’m not plus sized but I’m petite, so many things don’t fit. Having hemlines shortened is an easy one, but I’ve understood that for instance the extra space in the upper back could be taken in…

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Where to End Your Skirts

Where to End Your Skirts

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  I was wondering if you might address correct hem lengths in one of your future blogs.  I am on the short side (5′ 4″) so almost all of my clothing needs to be shorted but I am never quite sure what the correct length is.  For example, are pencil skirts and dresses hemmed at…

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Which is Your Best White

Which is Your Best White

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All whites are not the same, and different whites suit different colouring. white by imogenl featuring short tops We can go from a very bright white which is cool and quite stark and only suits those with very cool colouring, via a soft white, through ivory to cream, which is very warm and suits those…

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Money Doesn’t Buy You Style and Class

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I want you to take a look today at Karen Of a Certain Age’s blog post today about Russia’s first lady, Svetlana Medvedev. Given her status, I’m guessing she’s dressed designer – so why doesn’t she pay to have her hems altered professionally to a length that suits her figure, buy a more uplifting bra,…

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Recessionista Fashionista Tips

Recessionista Fashionista Tips

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When economic times are tough, what can we do to save on our wardrobe? 1. Alter – you can make a garment fit properly with alterations.  I spend a lot of time in wardrobes pinning garments, adding darts when it’s too boxy, taking up hems that are too long, putting ruching where there was none….

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Re-fashion, Revamp, Recycle, Re-new

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I was reading the other day that sewing machine sales have skyrocketed with the current economic downturn (that I want to hear nothing about). Anyway, I was thinking – are people actually going to start making their clothes again? Or is it more about revamping and altering what they currently own? As an image consultant,…

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