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Tailoring Ready-to-Wear

with Angela Wolf
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!

Ready-to-wear shouldn't be "ready-to-swear." Learn to make your own basic alterations to store-bought clothing, including lengthening and shortening hems, altering waistbands, replacing zippers, tapering tops and more. Angela will give you step-by-step instruction on simple techniques you'll be able to use in all your future tailoring projects.

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Lesson 1. Introduction

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


Lesson 2. Hemming Pants


Lesson 3. Lengthening Pants


Lesson 4. Hemming Jeans


Lesson 5. Skirts


Lesson 6. Taking in the Waistline


Lesson 7. Knit Tops & T-Shirts


Lesson 8. Altering Shoulders & Armholes


Lesson 9. Sleeve Length on a Jacket


Lesson 10. Hidden Zippers

"I just signed up for this class today and the tips I've learned I've already put into practice on the same day. There's simply so much valuable information that you can not only use to make alterations to ready-to-wear garments but it will also help you with your sewing skills overall!"
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Brisbane, Queensland Australia

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