POPSUGAR Fashion Poll How Often Do You Alter Your Clothes? by Fashion 8/07/07 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Source Read More Fab Poll POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get chic with our daily newsletter Beauty Tips Celebrity Style Fashion and Beauty News Street Style Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. fashionstar 7 years I never alter my jeans for cuz I never want to pay for it which is kind of ridiculous because my jeans are all pretty expensive, but I get tops and jackets tailored all the time if they don't fit well. beingtazim 7 years i'm really short but not super skinny so it is so hard to find clothing that fits. all my pants/jeans are hemmed but i don't have a problem with tops or shirts as i am not all that petite (i am curvy, i guess?!) designergirl 7 years I'm petite, so all pants must be altered. I am taking some sewing classes right now- soon I won't have to pay my tailor anymore! maryoneski 7 years I'm spoiled......my mom is a wonderful seamstress. She still goes through magazines and new fabrics picking out things she will make for me.....and I'll be 38 this month! books-and-shoes 7 years I'm 5 even so pants are ALWAYS too long. My mom used to hem them up for me all the time but she just moved. Dammit, another reason for me to miss my mom. :( kstraw23 7 years i occasionally get pants/jeans hemmed to work for different heel heights, but that's about it penguins268 7 years Sometimes, I get my pants hemmed because of my short legs. Also, when I get a nice dress, I usually have to take in the shoulders. ktownpolarbear 7 years i'm also short, so i always have to get pants hemmed. either the shorts are never short enough or sometimes too short. :( sparkle5motion 7 years I buy clothes that fit me, so there wouldnt be a need for that, i do sometimes but very rarely. sweetheart_450 7 years Never. sofi 7 years My mom was a seamstress for many years and I use her when I can. I don't have too much to alter when I buy new, but there are several pieces that are older that I know I can use if they were just tuck-in/altered slightly. erinflower 7 years THank heavens for the sewing lessons I took growing up, I do all my own alterations and a lot of my friends. mommie 7 years I'm doing it more and more. gigiopolis 7 years I'm so short, I ALWAYS need to alter the length of my pants. Always. I hardly find myself altering anything else, though. leeluvfashion 7 years When needed; I'm bringing a pair of jeans in soon since there too baggy now. bizzybee 7 years I definitely alter. My body just isn't the same fit as many of the models the clothing companies use. sumnboutme 7 years I have to get my jeans altered because I'm on the petite side. For jean alteration, the best is The Denim Doctors on 3rd St. It's a little pricey but after they're done, your jeans look like they've never been altered. BTW, ask for original hem when you get your jeans done especially if your jeans are on the expensive side. lintacious 7 years i have such a hard time finding clothes i like, i basically alter everything myself. usually it's just to shorten it or fit it more. a lot of my old t-shirts from hs were much bigger than they needed to be so i've basically resized all of them. zc 7 years never- i buy things that fit. sugarbecky 7 years I have to have my pants altered because my waist is a size smaller than my butt and thighs; in fact, I have about five pairs of pants right now that need altering, but I'm wearing some of them anyway, and they are definitely too big in the waist. I should probably take care of that! MenaLillyBlue 7 years I have to alter all of my jeans because I'm so short. Which is scary because when your buying $250 dollar jeans you don't want anyone to mess with them. inertia 7 years Almost never. Although I'm petite, I only buy clothes which fit well enough that alterations aren't necessary. Shortening the sleeves and hems of garments meant for tall people isn't enough. For the correct fit in the bust, waist, and hips, the whole garment needs to be adjusted. Also, I don't want to support companies that don't make my size. Because of this, my wardrobe was very small until I moved to Japan, where pretty much everything is made to fit women of exactly my height. Not only do Japanese clothes fit, they look amazing because they were specifically designed for petite bodies, rather than being scaled-down versions of designs for tall women. If I return to the US, I'll keep buying Japanese clothes by mail order. buch1979 7 years With my mum's help she's a phenom seamstress, unfortunately the gift was not genetic. No amount of passion tends to make up for my lack of talent. I can use a sewing machine, replace buttons, re-hem pants, skirts katie225 7 years i wouldn't be able to wear jeans unless i hemmed them myself. i'm pretty handy with a sewing machine, so i do everything myself. i have very short legs and they don't create inseams that short, so i always have to take a couple inches off the bottom. i hate it, but i can't change my height. shini 7 years never :'( I don't seem to buy or wear-properly clothes that don't fit or suit me...or I'm just lazy. I never render my clothes..I should I suppose.