What alterations have you made to clothing or accessories?
I occasionally make small alterations to clothing or accessories to either make them fit better or make them more functional. Yesterday when I was working on my latest couple of projects it made me curious what kinds of alternation other people do.
For example my two projects yesterday were small, but I’m really proud of them.
The first was to a bathing suit. I spent last summer looking for a one piece suit that was cute, supportive in the bust, and long enough for me (I’m 5’9″) and I just couldn’t find anything I liked. So last fall I ended up buying a suit off of Amazon for $30, it didn’t offer any support in the bust, but my plan was to sew one of my old bikini tops into it which I finally did yesterday, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I don’t have a picture of myself in the suit, but [this](https://imgur.com/hOyiKTO) is the picture from Amazon. Note in that picture the model was clearly wearing a bra that was photoshopped out or something because without the addition that I sewed in it flattened me out like a pancake.
The second alteration that I did was to my [Madewell Canvas Tote](https://imgur.com/a/93bOjCn). I wanted to add a cross body strap to it so I ordered some D-rings with attached leather tabs off of etsy and a strap from Amazon and put it all together. Madewell does make a canvas tote with a cross body strap now, but it is slightly smaller in dimension than the bad I have and I like the size of mine.
the alternations I make are usually fairly small like the ones of above sometimes hemming or slightly taking something in. I’d love to hear about, and especially if you have pictures see, the kinds of alterations other people make big or small.