Yesterday on my What I Wore Wednesday post, I started giving you some of my best garage sale tips for finding cheap clothes for the whole family. Another tip is to not be afraid of a little work. If something doesn't fit, don't be afraid to alter it to make it work.
See this post about pants I altered to fit me, and this to see how to hem your jeans. And if the altering doesn't turn out the way you wanted, you really aren't out a whole lot of money now are you?
Case in point, this cream colored Hollister sweater. I know Hollister doesn't make kids clothing, but man do they shrink! My daughter is eight but she's a wee little peanut. She typically wears a size 5. I bought this sweater knowing the sleeves were going to be a little long on her but the rest seems to fit just fine, don't you think?I started off by having her try the sweater on and then marked where I wanted to cut off. I still wanted to leave a little length on them because I think that one day she may just grow...maybe. I used the extra fabric to make a little flower, just to spice it up a bit.
See, easy peasy, and for only 50 cents, totally worth trying to make it work for her.