woman sewing, tailoring and alterations

RM: What are all the reasons why having a piece repaired or altered is a good idea?

SK: Altering and repairing clothes instead of just getting rid of them is definitely key to a sustainable lifestyle. Additionally, it can save you money and is generally a more responsible choice than throwing out clothes and buying new and cheap from department stores. Often clothes will come back into style after a few years, and you can wear them again with some repairs or adjustments and still feel trendy. Really, if you want to look your best in your clothes, you should have a professional alter them for you. You’ll look and feel better in something that was customized to fit you perfectly.

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wardrobe evaluation

Today we’re going to help you go through each item in your closet and decide — to paraphrase The Clash — should it stay or should it go? er fear: We’re not going to make you toss it all. We’re going to help you use it or find it a good home. You’ll be able to cast off the guilt, create mental and physical space for things that suit you best, and reframe your perspective on future purchases.

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