nyaanchuu asked: when did you start like, altering your clothes and stuff? and did you learn how to do it any particular way, or did you just kind of play it by ear? the reason i ask is cuz i'd love to minutely alter some of my clothes that don't fit properly but am so so scared i'd just fuck it up
My mom always was pretty handy with a needle and thread when it came to my clothes, so I just sort of picked it up from her. I started playing around with altering stuff to fit a few months ago, and have been getting better at it with practice.
Measure twice, cut once. And if you’re just taking something in or hemming something, sew it first, put it on and look at it, then cut the excess if you need to. That way you can always take out the first set of stitches and redo it if need be. There’s nothing to be afraid of! Especially if you know you won’t wear it unless you do something to it first.