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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!
Angela Wolf
Angela Wolf
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Turn tricky alterations into tailored sensations. Use advanced alteration techniques to upgrade pants, skirts, dresses and shirts with an impeccable fit.
Angela Wolf
Angela Wolf
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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.
Angela Wolf
Angela Wolf
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Jeans can be such a conundrum. We want them to fit snugly all over, but too often they fit just right in the hips and legs, only to gape at the waist. Luckily, there is a solution — and it doesn't involve a belt. (Though knowing how to DIY belt loops isn't such a bad idea.)
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If you're going to sew your own clothes — or even alter store-bought ones — you have to know how to hem. The good news is it's a super easy skill to pick up, as the bottom edge is simply turned up and stitched into place. (Things get more complicated when dealing with extras like lining, a kick pleat or a cuff.) The method below can be used whether you're hemming a dress, a pair of pants, a skirt, a sleeve — anything you put your mind to!
Linda Reynolds
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Do you have a pair of jeans or pants that are perfectly good — except for a pesky broken zipper? It's not worth abandoning the whole garment! There is a way to revive your pants by replacing the zipper.
Beth Galvin
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In fashion, the trendiest width of pant legs has been all across the map, from extreme flares to super skinny. But it looks like the trend for slim or straight-leg pants has staying power!
Beth Galvin
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