Tailoring Ready-to-Wear

with Angela Wolf

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Let designer Angela Wolf show you the tailoring techniques she used to start a successful alterations business – and get a custom fit for all the clothes in your closet! Read More…

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Ready-to-wear shouldn't be "ready-to-swear." Learn to make your own alterations to store-bought clothing, including lengthening and shortening hems, altering waistbands, replacing zippers, tapering tops and more. After Angela shows you how to alter garments like a pro, your friends will inevitably start asking where you buy your clothes.

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Lesson Plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Designer Angela Wolf goes over what you'll be learning in this class.


Lesson 2. Hemming Pants

  • Mark and correct pant hemlines, finish edges and make blind hems.


Lesson 3. Lengthening Pants

  • Angela gives you her pant lengthening tips, including adding bias tape, and teaches you how to topstitch like a pro.


Lesson 4. Hemming Jeans

  • Learn to hem, topstitch and add distress marks to your jeans.


Lesson 5. Skirts

  • Add a rolled hem and make hip alterations to your skirts (including vented skirts).


Lesson 6. Taking in the Waistline

  • Angela shows you how to create a curved dart, reattach a belt loop and more.


Lesson 7. Knit Tops & T-Shirts

  • Mark, pin and stitch your way to a perfect, tailored top.


Lesson 8. Altering Shoulders & Armholes

  • Learn about understitching and alter side seams and shoulder straps.


Lesson 9. Sleeve Length on a Jacket

  • Deconstruct a jacket sleeve and learn to add fusible interfacing, adjust the lining and alter the vent.


Lesson 10. Hidden Zippers

  • Learn zipper basics, to use a zipper foot, to create hidden zippers and more.

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