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Size 6 Skirt Altered to Size 14

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Before (size 6) & After (size 14)

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Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: Beyond the Basics taught by Angela Wolf

Turn tricky alterations into tailored sensations. Use advanced alteration techniques to upgrade pants, skirts, dresses and shirts with an impeccable fit.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Retro Vintage, Classic
ShowAndTellMeg on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? RTW navy blue button front size 6 skirt (from a thrift store), store bought "quilt binding" bias tape, hook and eye

ShowAndTellMeg on craftsy.com

I bought this skirt at a thrift store in hopes that I could make it fit me. It was originally a size 6 (which I clearly am not), but because it had good length and flared out consistently I decided to make a new custom waist. I don't think I can fit all of what I did in this little comment box, so to see a full description you can go to my blog post: http://www.showandtellmeg.com/2014/08/alterations-turning-size-6-skirt-into.html All of the techniques I used were from a combination of the dress lesson in this class and, oddly enough, the pants hemming lesson in the first tailoring class. I now absolutely love this skirt and I wear it all the time!

08/21/2014 Flag

That's so ambitious and awesome! Great work!

09/02/2014 Flag

This was exactly what I was looking for as we always find ways to make things smaller but making them larger is not an easy task! Great job!

12/03/2014 Flag