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Jean Jacket Alteration

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The Jacket Comes Out of the Closet!

Created in this Craftsy Course

Tailoring Ready-to-Wear taught by 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!

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Wool felt as an insert where the lower sleeve joins the bodice. I inserted a gusset as the sleeves were too tight.

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What are you most proud of? I can now wear it! I've always loved it but felt uncomfortable. The alteration has also allowed room for my fuller bust. So easy to do. I cut a piece of scrap for the size of the hole I made, sewed it across and down in the centre to make match points, and then sewed it in, zig zagged it, and top stitched so that it looked part of the jacket. Now I'm itching to get into the wardrobe and alter uncomfortable clothes that cost a fortune and I don't wear!!!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just try it and take your time

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Nice save!

07/07/2013 Flag

Thanks - still waiting for your photos!

07/10/2013 Flag

Nice job and you saved the jacket! congrats!!!

07/09/2013 Flag

I have a few things that need a gusset. Thanks for reminding me about using gussets.

07/20/2013 Flag

Hi Angela - I would love to buy from our website but the postage to New Zealand is normally twice as much as the article. is a cheaper, fairer option available? Thanks for being you and making my sewing life easier and more enjoyable!

07/20/2013 Flag

That's awesome! I have a lined jacket that is too tight in the upper arms, and I would love to be able to fix it. Is this something that is covered in Angela Wolf's class?

08/13/2013 Flag