Master jacket-tailoring techniques and make fit issues disappear. Reshape shoulders, busts and waists as you alter jackets for the best possible look.
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!
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