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

Episode descriptions

Altering Jackets
1 . Episode: Altering Jackets
4min

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.

Inside the Jacket
2 . Episode: Inside the Jacket
47min

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.

Jacket Fitting
3 . Episode: Jacket Fitting
38min

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.

Raising Jacket Shoulders
4 . Episode: Raising Jacket Shoulders
31min

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.

Hemming a Jacket Sleeve
5 . Episode: Hemming a Jacket Sleeve
31min

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.

Hemming a Lined Jacket
6 . Episode: Hemming a Lined Jacket
36min

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!

About the Teacher

Angela Wolf
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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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Achieve a graceful, superior jacket fit that would impress even the most savvy custom clothier. Learn drape-fitting techniques, and even find out how to fit yourself! Note: The pattern on which this class is based has been discontinued and is no longer available for purchase through Bluprint. You can still find it through online retailers, or use a similar pattern to apply the concepts taught in the class.

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