Neat To Be Petite on Hallmark’s Home and Family

From Scratch with Maria Provenzano Demos DIY alterations in her Neat To Be Petite Segment with Kym Douglas on The Hallmark Channel's Home and Family Show.

My latest segment on The Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family Show really holds a special place in my heart. Kym Douglas and I collaborated together to empower petite women. Being petite can be a struggle for a number of reasons. From finding clothes, to reaching the top shelf at the grocery store, we always seem to find ourselves in a situation that is “belittling”(pun intended).

From Scratch with Maria Provenzano Demos DIY alterations in her Neat To Be Petite Segment with Kym Douglas on The Hallmark Channel's Home and Family Show.

In a society that forces us to believe that to be tall is to be beautiful, petite women find ourselves stuck. Clothing is difficult to find, so it is a never ending battle to make what we can find work for us. We want to shine a light on the positive things about being petite, and start a trend of being positive about petites. No matter your size, you are allowed to feel beautiful, and Kym and I happen to specialize in petites. We hope you will walk away from this segment feeling encouraged, uplifted, and excited to shop! I will get the video up on here as soon as I get it!

Kym and I agree on a number of different tips:

*Belt dresses; do this at your real waist instead of where you wear your pants. This help recent a “boxy” look, which makes us feel short.

*Choose a shoe that helps elongate your legs. If you are wearing no nylons, or mude nylons, then wear a nude shoe. If you are wearing black nylons, wear it with a black shoe.

*Find a great alterations place. Petite women have to alter almost everything! from length to waist, do whatever you need to do to make them fit.

*Vertical Stripes; These are elongating as well!

*Wearing pattern is great, just choose small patterns.

Here is a quick fix for alterations:

-put the pants on and mark with chalk, or a pin, where you want to shorten them to

-remove the pants and use a ruler to measure where the pants were marked to be sure they are the same length

-if needed to shorten more then 3 inches, it’s best to cut the excess length off, making sure to keep an extra few inches to fold over

– turn the pants inside out, and fold the pants over twice, to where you have the pants marked; make sure to measure again to be sure they are the same length

-Apply a layer of the “ok to wash it” fabric glue all around the inside of the fold

-Allow to dry completely; wait about 5 days to actually wash the pants

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