You see, that was my intention.
What I came home with was 1 pair of long pants, 3 pairs of capris and 4 short sleeved shirts. One of the shirts has sleeves that are a little tight but I think I can modify them. It all cost just over $34. One of the capris was brand new, Mosimo from Target, with the original tags still on them: $5.99 vs. $19.99. I got fun colors of pants: salmon, pink, green and white, plus some beige ones. And those shirts: all of them are either striped or plaid.
I'm going to turn into a clothes horse.
However, I didn't try the clothes on in the store. When I got home, I tried some of the stuff on as I threw it all into the washer (on cold). I figured the Mosimo pants would fit so I didn't try them on. Guess what...those pants totally didn't fit. :( Live and learn. And nope, the store doesn't allow exchanges or returns. However, considering how much stuff I did get, I think I still came out on top.
|Before: couldn't get the top part buttoned|
|After: a long skirt|
|After: I forgot to take a before photo of this one.|
I'm really proud of how these turned out. I've tried other clothing modifications before and they haven't turned out yet. Granted, I ripped out the waistband a couple times to get it right, but I feel like I've turned a corner with my sewing with these projects.
And I just made a quick little drawstring bag for our GPS navigator. It's one of the original bulky ones and I'm still using it, and I needed a new bag for it since we don't keep it on the dashboard.