The Broke Girl's Guide to Alterations

Picture this: You’re shopping, sale season is in full effect, and you come across the perfect jacket—well, almost perfect. It’s one size too big. What to do? You could get it tailored, but the price of altering might negate the on-sale discount. To find out when it’s worth it to buy something cheap and tailor it later, and when it’s not, we reached out to STITCH founder and owner Alex Harden. He gave us the 411 on tailoring costs, and we put it all together in one easy-to-understand (and Pin!) chart.

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