When altering clothings, discretion is the better part of valour. I have developed mending and sewing skills over the past few months of which I’m very proud, but there are some projects that are just too advanced for me to attempt – and some garments are too beautiful for me to risk ruining!
Take these lovely vintage pleated skirts – there’re right on trend but too roomy in the waist. The alteration is complicated by the fine quality of the fabric, the intricate pleats, the issue of the lining. This is a job for a seamstress because I am not willing to sacrifice these pieces to trial and error. I can’t wait to show you how they turn out in upcoming outfit posts!