For Foothill’s fashionistas: How to alter clothing


Lily Toreja

Learn three easy ways with minimal time and effort to add a boost of stylistic flair to items in your wardrobe.

Lily Toreja, Writer

Kimberly Fickerson

Do you happen to have newly-thrifted finds or a pair of pants that don’t fit just right? For Foothill Tech’s fashionistas, here are some simple ways to customize and alter your clothing into excitable statement pieces or upgraded basics that fit perfectly into your wardrobe. In this video, learn how to crop a button-up cardigan, cinch in the waist of a comfy pair of pants and change up the neckline of a scoop-neck blouse.

This tutorial uses basic sewing skills, perfect for any occasion and for any skill level. These techniques can also be used to refresh unworn pieces of clothing into instant favorites. Each of these projects were designed to accommodate personal comfort as well, as all measurements can be personally decided—the fit, the feel and the overall styling of each piece is determined by each wearer, making sewing and alterations an economical choice to save time and money from buying new clothing.

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