Tip #2 - Kids clothes.
They grow so quick! It feels like I’m forever sorting through wardrobes trying to work out what fits!
My best tips:
1) Buy secondhand whenever possible. I make a few trips a year to my favourite op shops and buy kids clothes in the next few sizes ahead. By doing it this way I can afford to be picky, only choose my favourite brands and all at a fraction of the price. I also shop outside of designated gender clothes. I’ve found many great pieces for my 3yo daughter in the boys section, and love that my 2yo son will be able to wear them when she outgrows them!
2) Repair/alter good pieces to get more life out of them. The first picture in this collection shows a secondhand dress with stretched elastic that I picked up for a few dollars. I sewed a few darts in the front and back, and now it fits much better. This was a 10 minute job, and the result was great (see second picture). The third picture shows an old favourite pair of jeans that had developed a hole in the knee. I could have patched the hole up, but they were getting a little short in the leg and coming into summer I could see they’d provide far more value as shorts! So 20 minutes later, we have a pair of shorts.
You don’t need to be any great seamstress to sew a few stitches 😊
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