Friday, December 21, 2012

How to fix hemming mistakes on pants

So I am very short and I typically have to hem all my pants, but for some reason, even after doing this so often, there are times when I will cut too much and make my pants shorter than they need to be.
I bought these American Eagle jeans about a year ago and I just hadn't gotten around fixing the hem.

Knowing my previous bloopers, I made sure to measure twice before cutting and testing the fit....buuuuut I still managed to cut too much!  I was so upset, my heart sank when I saw how short the hem was, I had ruined my pants!! ....well, not exactly.  Thankfully, you can still save your pants! I hope this helps!

This is what I originally cut! :/

So I decided to run the actually hem in the overlock machine...

...and basically sew it back on!

Then unfold...


Et viola! ...can you tell?

Friday, December 14, 2012

How to avoid strapless dresses from sliding down

I was doing some alterations to my dresses from my last purchase at and I decided to show you a quick and easy way to avoid having your strapless garments from sliding down throughout the night.
The dress... :)

This is an elastic tape that I found at the fabric store, which is commonly used for strapless garments.  It has a piece in the center that clings to your skin, helping the garment stay put.

Pin and Sew
You don't even need a sewing machine for this step, it can easily be done by hand.

I decided to also adjust the zipper for a better fit since the dress was a bit big for me.


And enjoy!