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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cute Outfit of the Day: Make It Work

top: Goodwill $3.99
leggins: Goodwill $1.99
shoes: Goodwill $3.99
bracelet: F21 $4.80
necklace: Goodwill $1.99
belt: Goodwill $1.99
Total Cost: $18.75

Isn't this top so much fun! Well, it was a little too big and drapey for my small frame so a little cinching of the sleeves with a safety pin and voila! A perfect fit AND an even more interesting shirt! When I like something from a thrift store I will do anything I can to "make it work"! I know many of you get a little intimidated when it comes to sewing something but this was such an easy fix anyone could do it!

Do you alter your clothes to make them fit better?

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  1. Hi! I really love your blog. Yes I do alter a lot of my clothes! Like you say, we do have to 'make it work.'

  2. that top looks great on you. it's important to alter to get a better fit.

  3. I just found your blog... love it! You are so thrifty! That necklace is beautiful... I never seem to find things like that at my Goodwill... ot maybe I need to try harder! Lovely outfit!

  4. i love the pattern of the top! i know exactly what you mean with slight alterations, sometimes you have to make the piece you love work for you and you totally did that, good job!


  5. Oh my goodness, LOVE this top! I have a pile of clothes that I want to alter..when I learn how to use a sewing machine...!

  6. I love this top! And pairing it off with the gold accessories make for a fun night out! And yes I do buy clothes that are too big and then try to alter it (ghetto- style usually). Usually, i buy skirts that are too large around the waist, but hold them up with a belt and fold the excess over. I wear long tops to cover up the fold! Easy and fuss free!

  7. i alwayyyys alter clothes from the thrift! i was a seamstress so naturally i end up altering everything i own lol. you look amazeballs and i adore your hair ;-) happy thrifting babe!


  8. I love your top!! It's absolutely amazing. Great print!! Love the color belt that you used too! :) Great look!

  9. I have plans to alter clothes...does that count? I'm like The Funky Junky above, I have a small pile of clothes, mostly all thrifted items, that are waiting to be altered. My husband, who knows upholstery, has promised to show me how to use a sewing machine on his next weekend off...which is coming up the weekend after next. Keeping my fingers crossed that it goes well.

  10. Yes it does! If we are being completely honest that is a better description of what I do... intend to alter clothes. I also have quite a large pile!

  11. Absolutely love love love this top! I just happened to stumble across ur blog n I am hooked! Love ur findings n deals. Good job!