I’ve been wanting to share more alterations tutorials with y’all! I’m doing them so often in the studio theres no reason I cant just top and press record. This one is about taking in jeans from the center back seam.Click here if you would like to continue reading
As a new sewist, zippers can be quite scary. But they don’t have to be! Invisible zippers can really add an element of professionalism to your project. They keep your garment closed but cannot be seen from the outside. Might sound tricky to instal, but hopefully this video will demystify it a bit for you.
If you follow me on instagram I hinted at doing this tutorial a little while back and well… here it is! One of my many side gigs is doing alterations for the locals in our small town. Recently I had a rush of bridesmaid clients and this is the second time I’ve had to do this particular alteration so I figured it would make a nice tutorial.
This particular alteration is helpful when you need to let out a dress in the bust/torso area but there is no room in the seam allowance to do so. One solution would be to find a matching fabric and add panels on the sides. But rarely is it possible to find a perfect match and this solution does not always look great. If the wearer is up for it, I’ve found a great solution is to add a corseted back in place of the zipper. This gives the wearer adjustable breathing room and doesn’t look like an awkward addition to the dress.
Want to see how its done? Keep reading!
This is another one of those “been meaning to get around to forever” projects. I’ve been trying to make myself tackle one thing from the to mend/alter bin each week. Sometimes its hard to squeeze it in, but I’m making a lot of progress on what was once an overflowing mess and it feels good to get these things back into my wardrobe. This shirt was given to me from our dear friends at Bep restaurant in Brooklyn. I love the cute graphic logo, but the shirt was too big and baggy. So instead of banishing it to the pajama drawer, I whipped it into something I’d wear much more often. Keep reading for the full tutorial on this little peplum tee.
One of the most frequent requests I get from the Gentleman is to fix holes in jeans. He’s the type of guy who picks his favorites and wears them over and over until they are threadbare. In this tutorial I will show you step by step basic instructions for mending holes in denim with a “hidden patch” – this means the patch is on the inside of the garment. The technique I am about to show you is a little more forgiving when done on darker denim, but visually its easier to show you on a lighter denim so you can see whats going on.
Materials You Will Need are:
- Sewing Machine
- Thread that closest matches color of jeans – here I used a thread that has a color variant specifically for denim.
- Scrap denim or other scrap fabric that closely matches jean color
- Fusible Interfacing – Optional
- Iron and Ironing board