I think I tailor at least 60% of the clothes I buy. They're very simple tailoring, no changes to the design, just to make it more figure flattering. I've only posted it once before, but since I do so many tailoring on my clothes, I thought I'd share one I did recently.
I got this adorable maxi dress from here, and everything fit, except for the waist. The before/after photo:
*This dress has a side zipper and this alteration will only work for you if you have a side-zipper, pleated dress.
What you'll need:
-Side-zip pleated dress
-Sewing machine or needle & thread
-Thread. (preferably matching but not necessary since you won't see it.)
1. Put the dress on and while looking in the mirror, pinch one side and measure how many inches you need to take in.
2. Turn the dress inside out.
3. On the zipperless side, take in the inches by sewing on the waist part. Make sure to backstitch.
4. Turn the dress right side out and you're done!
lovely photographs by Jessica Peterson
Estimated time: 5 minutes
Skill level: beginner
Would you want me to post more of these series from now on?