I want to start making an effort to video and share some tailoring & alterations tutorials with y’all. I figured I’m doing this stuff all the time for clients anyway, might as well turn it into some great and helpful content for the blog! This one is a big one that can seem quite scary, so when I had to do it for a client recently I made sure to video the process to talk you through it.
This tutorial shows the hemming process for a suit jacket without a back vent. Jackets with a back bent will be a bit different, I’ll be sure to get a tutorial for that for you all when I have a chance!
Another note, I’m still getting the hang of videoing and keeping in mind that I will have to narrate it later. Some bits may seem rushed, but the steps are all there! Also you will notice that I work without pins. I’ve talked about this before, but I highly recommend weening yourself off an excessive use of pins. They can slow you down and be quite cumbersome. However, if you are having trouble don’t hesitate to add them in where needed.
If you have any further questions don’t hesitated to reach out by emailing or commenting below!
Sherri Noble says
You sewed the shortened self of the coat to the lining across the bottom? Did you shorten the lining the same amout first? A bit confused to get the lining a bit shorter than the outside.
amy Powell says
Hi there! The lining is already made to be shorter than the outside as is. So if you remove the same amount from both sides, the lining will remain a bit shorter. Does that make sense?