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Little Black Dress Alteration

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My First Alteration! A LBD for Tara

Created in this Craftsy class

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 Cute, Classic
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What materials did you use? black thread

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My friend Tara got this dress at a yard sale and wanted me to remove the ruffle hem and make it straight. The only problem was that to make the hem straight, it would have made it indecently short to roll the hem under and stitch it down. I combined what I learned in the "How to lengthen pants" lesson with the "hemming" lesson and the "fitting t-shirts" lesson (for the knit fabric aspect) and achieved this :) I am incredibly proud at how professional it looks inside, and the blind hem really is "blind". I would never have been able to do this without taking this class. It makes me happy just to look at the nicely finished insides and I can't wait to present it to Tara!

11/04/2013 Flag

P.S. I'm sorry for the dark pictures - black is impossible to photograph!

11/04/2013 Flag

That's a very professional looking job on what looks like quite a tricky fabric. Inspiring!

03/08/2015 Flag