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.
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.
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