Along with cooler weather comes the realization that none of the children’s clothing from last fall will fit this year. We have a process that we go through each season. It allows us to see what still fits, what can be worked with, what will fit the next child down and what needs to be donated for another family’s enjoyment.
I pull out the seasonal clothing box and the girls begin their semi-annual fashion show. If it doesn’t fit, it goes into the next siblings stack to try on. If it fits, it goes on a hanger. If it almost fits, we can work with it! Earlier this week, I shared some tips on Blissfully Domestic about stretching summer clothing into fall. We also have a few ideas for getting another season out of clothing that is only slightly too small.
When the pants fit in the waist but begin to look like high waters, we tuck a cuff at the bottom and create capris for the fall season. They look super cute and usually no one can even tell they weren’t designed that way. For dresses and skirts that are just a little short, you can add length with even the smallest of sewing skills. (Trust me. I can’t sew, but I’m working on it!) An inexpensive ribbon or ruffle from the fabric store can be added to the bottom of the outfit for just a few more inches and one last season in an old favorite.
When all else fails, it’s time to hit the clearance racks and outlet stores! I love finding inexpensive ways for clothing kids—close to free is even better, and not out of the realm of possibility when you combine deals. We are pleased to bring you a coupon for 10% off your Gap Outlet purchase. It is so great to have additional savings on the already low outlet prices! I have fall birthdays as well so it will be a good chance to pickup a few gifts on a budget.
How do you keep up with children’s fashion?
This post was sponsored by Gap and Twitter Moms.