Angela Wolf

Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: The Jacket

Angela Wolf
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Meet your instructor, Angela Wolf, and learn more about the tailoring skills covered in your class. If you're looking to go into the alterations business, Angela offers tips throughout.
Angela demonstrates how to get at the interior of your jacket without removing the lining as she gives you a tour of jacket features. Then jump right into altering a boxy jacket into a more fitted garment, making adjustments for petite figures and taking in princess seams.
What can and cannot be altered? It depends on the fabric and cut of the jacket. Angela shows you some examples, then walks you through the standard alterations on a jacket that is too big.
As jacket sizes increase, the shoulders get larger, too - often unnecessarily. Learn how to raise the shoulders on a too-large jacket or an '80s relic for a custom, contemporary fit.
Don't let sleeves scare you! If you can't hem a sleeve cuff because of buttons or other design details, you'll have to shorten at the shoulder. Angela demystifies the process with step-by-step instruction.
You can hem a fully lined jacket without fuss by following along with Angela. You'll mark your stitch lines, make a template of the front curves, add interfacing and resew, then turn your jacket right-side-out for the big voilà!
 
 
6 Lessons
3  hrs 8  mins

Upgrade ready-to-wear and home-sewn jackets with tailoring lessons from alterations expert Angela Wolf. Discover the secrets of ready-to-wear jacket construction as you go inside the seams, and find out how to tell whether or not a jacket can be altered. Use the petite adjustment to remove side-seam wrinkles. Raise shoulders for perfect seam placement and jacket sleeves for a better fit through the arms. Take in side seams, center-back and princess seams for a better fit and a slenderizing look. Hem lined jackets from the bottom for the length you want. Plus, hem sleeves from the shoulder to preserve buttonholes or embroidery decorations. Get comfortable identifying fit issues and tailoring jackets to look and feel custom-made.

Angela Wolf

Angela Wolf is the owner of her own custom apparel business, ABO Apparel, and the author of a regular column on patternreview.com. You may recognize her as the couture sewing expert from 'It's Sew Easy" on public television or from her contributions to respected magazines such as Threads and SewStylish. Angela has her own ready-to-wear collection and is the author of "How to Start a Home-Based Fashion Business."

Angela Wolf

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