New Clothes from Old
Transform a too-tight pullover sweater into a classy cardigan. Measure the exact center of the front, mark it, and machine-stitch down each side of the centerline. Cut from top to bottom between the lines of stitching. Finish the edges with ribbon or decorative sewing tape.
Transform stale bridesmaid dresses into a cocktail dress by altering the hemline, neckline and sleeves.
Remake outdated dresses into a blouse of skirt.
Stalking Perfect Stockings
Sounds crazy but it works! Freeze your pantyhose before wearing them and they will last longer. After wetting them thoroughly and wringing out excess water, put the panty hose in a plastic bag and store them in the freezer. When you need stockings, thaw them out and let them dry.
A light coating of starch will make them more resistant to runs. To stop a run in a stocking, rub the run with wet soap, spray it with hair spray, or dab on clear nail polish.
Twice as Nice
If the collar of a shirt is starting to fray, don’t get rid of the garment. Carefully remove the collar at the seam where it is joined to the shirt, turn the collar over, and reattach it with the unworn side showing. Or sew the seam closed and leave the shirt collarless.
If the cuffs are fraying, cover them with bias or satin binding. If you use a contrasting color for the binding, also bind the edges of the collar.