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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 Casual
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What materials did you use? Jeans purchased at the thrift store, denim thread, black thread, sewing machine, hammer,

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What are you most proud of? The new fit! These jeans would fit when I first put them on, but within minutes they would stretch to the point of falling down. I was just very happy that I got them altered so they are wearable, and I enjoyed learning something new. I think the alterations are hardly noticeable, and I hope to get better with practice.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Angela's tips for faux topstitching and hammering seams are great. Also, I am so glad she included how to maneuver those bulky seams. I don't know how I ever sewed without my "hump jumper"- I had a combo point turner/hump jumper, but I didn't know what it was for! Now I know I will get a lot of use out of it.

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The top pic shows in pink lines where the alterations were made.

07/17/2013 Flag

those look great! nice job :)

07/29/2013 Flag

WOW! Great fit and finish!

07/18/2013 Flag


07/19/2013 Flag

Good on you! They fit great now.

07/20/2013 Flag

Thanks! I wear them all day and they don't fall down even without a belt! It's a revelation!

07/20/2013 Flag

Great Job! I have some jeans that I need to alter, but first I think I need to enroll in this class. Thanks for the inspiration!

08/24/2013 Flag

Thanks! Andrea has some really great tips. I had never done it before, and I was very pleased with how they turned out.

08/25/2013 Flag

Drat! That's Angela!!!

08/25/2013 Flag