Making Winter Clothes Last Longer

Every year my sons arms grow.  Every single year.  Can you believe it? Ha! He even outgrows his clothing!  But seriously, I have to convert to the spring/summer wardrobe and to make the winter wardrobe stretch a bit furthur I have found I can convert some of Jackson’s long sleeve shirts into short sleeves.  He often has shirts that look like they are two shirts.

So I cut out the undershirt part.

It usually starts at the shoulder of the shirt.

And voila…long sleeve shirt turned short sleeve shirt.

What tricks do you have for making your clothing work harder for your family?


  1. Since I don’t hand down clothing with my last two, I can cut off their pants and hem them into shorts.