Thrifting Tip: Easy Clothes Alternations

I love thrifting. I adore thrifting. Well, let me rephrase that. I don’t really like the strange odors, the pushy people, or the feeling of constantly having to fight to the death for a pair of boots, but the results are always amazing. I love what I find! These two vintage wool skirts are among my favorite finds. They are super easy to style and have both become classic pieces in my wardrobe. Each skirt was a longer length before and I just did a little bit of hemming to make them shorter and more flattering on me.

This week’s challenge is to find a spring dress or skirt at your local thrift store for under $5. Don’t be afraid to make some alterations to the length or sleeves! If you can’t sew, then look at your local art supply store for fabric glue.  Works just as well!

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  1. I really like the suggestion re: fabric glue. Again, something I didn’t know existed…I am not a crafty/artistic person at all. Anyway, I’ll have to get some because I hate sewing. Thanks for the tip 🙂

  2. I found some amazing deals while out thrifting in central Wisconsin last weekend. I had to call my mom once I got back in the car because I was so excited by one of my finds!

    Also, I would love to win the JCP gift card so please count my comment toward an entry. Thanks!

  3. I took your challenge and I found a fabulous kelly green dress from Banana Republic for $5! It’s probably my favorite thing in my closet right now!

    1. That’s AWESOME Tristin! Doesn’t it feel great to find a good deal but not compromise quality?

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