Thanks to Valerie of Threads Thoughts Things and Dottie Adele for yet another amazing Sewing 101 installment. I have to say that (besides this), this might be my favorite of her tutorials yet. It’s just such a great, versatile, and practical skill, even if you never plan to sew anything from scratch. (shirt via Macy’s)
Have you ever found the perfect dress while thrift shopping, but a size too big? Ever been handed down a fabulous top, but the fit isn’t quite right? No more having to let those finds go! Here is the quickest, simplest way to take in clothing to get a perfect fit–without paying high prices at a professional tailor!
Before we get started though, don’t forget about the rest of the Sewing 101 series!
- Garment to be altered (shirt or dress for this tutorial)
- Measuring tape
- Straight pins
- Matching thread
- Full-length mirror
8. Be sure that your new seam merges gradually into the original seam. Sharp corners or crooked stitching will not look as neat from the outside. The new seam should join the old seam in one nice, smooth line.