Before I made my way to Glamour, I logged a few years doing odd fashion jobs, including working as a stylist's assistant on magazine and catalog photo shoots (which mostly consisted of drooling over male models, hauling around heavy boxes, and learning how to flawlessly juggle three Starbucks paper trays at once). I also picked up some pretty amazing tips on set, including one that has saved me hundreds of dollars. Find out how to avoid some very costly tailoring bills...
Meet one of my all-time favorite tricks of the trade--Stitch Witchery. This incredible little heat-sensitive tape makes quick work of any hem with nothing but a towel and an iron. That pair of pants that you love but can only wear with super high heels (ie, almost never) requires just a quick press to become your new wardrobe staple. That skirt that's just two inches too long but very much on sale can become a smart bargain with just a bit of this stuff. I wouldn't recommend it for anything too precious (ie, it's worth shelling out the $50 to have your bridesmaid dress professionally tailored; believe me, your friend will thank you), but it's a genius quick fix and costs about $3 for an entire roll. Get it at any local craft store (ie Michael's, Joann Fabrics) or here for just $2.69.
What are some of your do-it-yourself secrets?
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