after going through julia's summer clothing recently, we had a large pile of clothing that no longer fit- to donate... a small pile of clothing that does fit... a medium pile of clothing that needed some altering...and a single item to sell on ebay. a couple of afternoons were spent listening to this american life and tackling that medium pile.
a little mending was all the mexican dress needed.
i have to say that altering these dresses had me thinking that just starting fresh can be much easier and result in better finishings. but...it was sort of fun to use some ingenuity to make the changes...and i'm happy to have saved these pieces from a darker fate and saved the new fabric that would have been consumed making new dresses.
pass down, thrift, buy fair, alter and mend...and we have four fair items gaining new life in a happy girl's closet!