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Tailoring Ready-to-Wear

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Let designer Angela Wolf show you the tailoring techniques she used to start a successful alterations business —as you learn to custom-fit all the clothes in your closet!

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and instructions
  • 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 downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Ready-to-wear shouldn't be "ready-to-swear." Learn to make your own basic alterations to store-bought clothing, including lengthening and shortening hems, altering waistbands, replacing zippers, tapering tops and more. Angela will give you step-by-step instruction on simple techniques you'll be able to use in all your future tailoring projects.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Designer Angela Wolf goes over what you'll be learning in this class.
2. Hemming Pants
3. Lengthening Pants
4. Hemming Jeans
5. Skirts
6. Taking in the Waistline
7. Knit Tops & T-Shirts
8. Altering Shoulders & Armholes
9. Sleeve Length on a Jacket
10. Hidden Zippers

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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