1. I tried that first hem trick on a pair of my husband’s jeans. They looked nice at first, but the unfinished edge from where I made the cut started fraying pretty badly after a few washes and he won’t wear them anymore. Maybe hand washing would fix that.

  2. Your plan to take jeans in with darts sounds much better and more effective than elastic. Even though I’m a seamstress, I don’t spend a lot of time making clothes for myself. Now that I have time off, I’ve compiled everything and have it ready to be fit. What I need to do is plan time to make it happen and commit so my alterations and finishing work is done. What do you find helps you when you need to be motivated to get clothing altered or sewn?

    • Julia

      I just have to wait until I’m in a get-it-done kind of mood… I’m a procrastinator when it comes to alterations! Sewing first thing in the morning sometimes works for me. The light is better and I feel accomplished for the rest of the day.

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