There are loads of refashioning tutorials online showing how to shrink and take in garments that are too large but attempting to find step by step solutions for too tight, too short and just plain too small clothes is a bit of a challenge so I thought I’d share a few of my refashionista fixes to help make that ill-fitting gear comfortable once again.
Sort through your closet, pull out those forgotten too small clothes and make them fit again with my Refashioning 101: How to Upsize Clothing!
First let’s lengthen a too short top: Grab your cropped victim and enough wide lace (or length of fabric) to comfortably wrap all the way around the bottom of the shirt.
That fancy satin top was actually refashioned from a nightie, here’s the original tute:
It came out lovely but a wee bit too short for my liking so it’s time to make it longer!
Line up one end of your lace or fabric panel on the bottom hem of the top beside one of the side seams.
Securely stitch the panel all around the bottom hem of the top.
Once you reach your starting point simply stitch the open ends of the lace or fabric panel together.
Et voila! That too short top is now the perfect length + it has an extra fancy lace detail!
Got a dress that just won’t fit? Try my step by step upsized frock tutorial and head out in style!
A blouse that’s too tight in the chest? Here’s my easy upsizing solution:
Loosen up that t-shirt with a my no-sew lace up DIY: