Many people forget clothing alterations are an option. With the rise of fast fashion it is easy to get caught up in constantly buying new items, when really you have a perfectly good stash in your wardrobe at home. You probably have a pile of clothes you love but don’t quite fit, or maybe something still with the tags that you thought you loved but actually needs some changes to suit your style. Instead of throwing them out and buying new clothes, consider alterations. They are a really affordable way to refresh your wardrobe without spending a lot of money or contributing to your carbon footprint. Keep reading for three reasons you should get alterations.
Three reasons to get alterations
They don’t fit anymore
We all have those pieces in our wardrobe that don’t fit us anymore but we just don’t feel ready to get rid of. If you really feel attached to this piece, take it to your seamstress. More often than not there is something that can be done to bring this item back to life for you and make it fit your body again. Tailoring tends to be easier when an item is too big on you, but it’s worth bringing in something that is too small as well and your seamstress will be able to give you an idea of the options you have.
You want a wardrobe refresh
Alterations are more than just tailoring, you can also make changes to the style of the item to give you that refresh you’re looking for. These alterations can be as big as using the material to create a new item, or as small as adding some beading detail. Refreshing your wardrobe doesn’t have to mean spending lots of money on new clothes, instead look at what you already have and you can create an entire new wardrobe from that.
If you actually don’t have anything in your wardrobe that you love, head to your nearest charity store! This time, instead of worrying too much about the clothes being too big that you find, just look for something you love and take it to a trusted seamstress. This is still cheaper than opting for fast fashion, and is also more likely to leave you with quality pieces that will last longer.
Reduce your carbon footprint
Alterations aren’t only good for you, but they also help the environment. Reducing the amount of clothing you are purchasing also helps to limit your carbon footprint, instead using pieces you have already invested in and giving them a new life. For those of us who are looking for more ways to be more environmentally friendly, alterations are a really great way to do your part.
Clothing alterations are great for many reasons, and these are just a few of them. If you are looking for a new wardrobe without the extravagant cost, while also reducing your carbon footprints, then alterations are the way to go for you.
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