Online Class

Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: Beyond the Basics


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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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Angela Wolf
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Join custom clothier and award-winning sewing instructor Angela Wolf as she builds on her Tailoring Ready-to-Wear class with new, more advanced techniques. Learn to alter pants: make flattering adjustments to the behind and taper legs for a look you love. Learn to let out and extend waistbands and discover fixes for uneven hips. Master dress alterations for a petite waist and demystify hemming from the waist. Diagnose and fix a zipper that's bowing in the back, replace a zipper in the front fly and adjust a hidden zipper in a side seam. Plus, hem cuffs for both women's and men's shirts with confidence. Learn the tailoring skills you need to perfect the fit of your entire wardrobe.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, Angela Wolf, and learn more about the alterations covered in your class.
2. Pant Alterations
3. Waistlines & Waistbands
4. Altering Dresses
5. Zippers
6. Hemming Cuffs on Shirts & Blouses

Taught by

Angela Wolf
Angela Wolf
Angela Wolf is the owner of her own custom apparel business, ABO Apparel, and the author of a regular column on You may recognize her as the couture sewing expert from PBS' It's Sew Easy, or from her contributions to respected magazines such as Threads and SewStylish. Recently, Angela launched her own ready-to-wear collection, was voted the American Sewing Expo’s 2012 Teacher of the Year and authored her own book, How to Start a Home-Based Fashion Business.
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