Tailoring & Alterations

How to Hem the Sleeves of a Wool Coat

How to Hem the Sleeves of a Wool Coat

After trying on a ton of wool coats, you finally found one that fits you...

Can a Wool Sweater Dress Be Altered?

Can a Wool Sweater Dress Be Altered?

Wool sweater dresses are a chic and cozy winter wear option, but fit is...

How to Alter a Blouse Shoulder

How to Alter a Blouse Shoulder

You prefer your work clothes a little more fitted. However, a tailor is...

How to Make a Big Shirt Smaller

How to Make a Big Shirt Smaller

Simple alterations can turn a gift disaster into the best present ever....

Dress Alteration Tips

Dress Alteration Tips

Slipping into your favorite or brand new dress should be a joyous event....

Tailoring & Alterations Articles

How Soon Before an Event Should I Get Alterations?

How Soon Before an Event Should I Get Alterations?

An expertly tailored gown can make all the difference at a big event. Just ask Cinderella. Do you think she would have snagged Prince Charming in her cinder rags? When you need to dress to impress for an event, let a tailor be your fairy godmother...

Can I Loosen a Waist by Taking Out the Darts?

Can I Loosen a Waist by Taking Out the Darts?

Feeling frustrated by a fly pair of pants, shorts or a skirt that fit just fine all the way up to the hip, then nip in a tad too tightly at the waist? Sometimes, women's clothing comes with darts at the waist to facilitate a better fit for a girl...

How to Hem the Sleeves of a Wool Coat

How to Hem the Sleeves of a Wool Coat

After trying on a ton of wool coats, you finally found one that fits you perfectly through the body. Not only is it the color and style you've been searching for, but it's flattering from every angle. The only problem is, the sleeves are too long....

How to Adjust the Waist of a Skirt

How to Adjust the Waist of a Skirt

Skirt styles come and go, so your favorite denim mini or pencil skirt might hang in the back of your closet for a few years. One day, it's back in vogue, but -- horrors! -- it no longer fits. If it's too big, good for you, but if it's too small...

The Best Way to Shorten Sleeves on a Dress Shirt

The Best Way to Shorten Sleeves on a Dress Shirt

Nothing says unprofessional like a dress shirt that doesn't fit. Sleeves that hang past the wrist can look like you're playing dress-up in your big sister's closet. You can return your purchase and hope another size does the job. But going one...

Can Cotton and Acrylic Sweaters Be Altered?

Can Cotton and Acrylic Sweaters Be Altered?

Simple alterations can give old cotton and acrylic sweaters new life in your closet. Whether you're shopping your own wardrobe, raiding a friend's closet or thrifting for treasures, you can change the style, shape and embellishments on nearly any...

Alteration Ideas to Lengthen an A-Line Dress

Alteration Ideas to Lengthen an A-Line Dress

Whether you have a casual or formal A-line-style dress, a too-short dress can ruin your look. Depending upon the style, an A-line dress flares from the shoulders, bust, empire waistline or natural waist. An A-line skirt or dress has a curved hem....

Can a Wool Sweater Dress Be Altered?

Can a Wool Sweater Dress Be Altered?

Wool sweater dresses are a chic and cozy winter wear option, but fit is critical if you want a sweater dress to flatter your figure. Simple alterations can take a sloppy oversized sweater dress up a notch. You can take in seams, shorten sleeves,...

The Types of Formal Prom Dress Alterations

The Types of Formal Prom Dress Alterations

Prom serves as one of the highlights of the teenage years, and many girls devote weeks to tracking down just the right dress for the big day. Of course, finding a dress you love is hard enough, but finding one you love that actually fits your body...

How to Tailor Slacks

How to Tailor Slacks

Shopping off-the-rack can cause some consternation, especially if you're searching for garments that only look good fitted, such as slacks. Pants, like other clothing, come in generalized sizes designed to fit a range of bodies, and may not hug...

How to Alter a Blouse Shoulder

How to Alter a Blouse Shoulder

You prefer your work clothes a little more fitted. However, a tailor is not an option right now and you can't afford to look slouchy at work. No matter how erect you stand, some of your blouses droop down in the front like they're depressed or...

How to Alter a Bra

How to Alter a Bra

An ill-fitting bra can leave you feeling uncomfortable and vulnerable. You don't want to spill out of your cups at a big meeting -- or when meeting someone new. But buying a new bra can be costly. Sometimes even new bras, purchased in the correct...

How to Make a Big Shirt Smaller

How to Make a Big Shirt Smaller

Simple alterations can turn a gift disaster into the best present ever. It's a drag when someone buys you a top that's too big. When it's something cute, you're really scrambling around trying to find a way to work it out. You add a belt, tuck it...

How to Alter a Dress With a Side Zipper

How to Alter a Dress With a Side Zipper

Dealing with dresses that just don't fit can be frustrating, no matter the style. Whether you've changed sizes, gotten saddled with an oddly sized hand-me-down or simply purchased a garment with an imperfect fit, you shouldn't have to settle. Most...

How to Alter a Crochet Dress

How to Alter a Crochet Dress

Every fly fashion maven has at least one retro-inspired staple incorporated into her style. If you're into keeping up with the latest old-school-style revivals, you may be in possession of a crochet dress. This textured trend, which can give your...

How to Alter a Lace-Up Back Dress

How to Alter a Lace-Up Back Dress

Tailoring your own clothes can sometimes leave a glam girl pining for the professionals. While straightforward seam alterations and hemming can be simple for even an inexperienced fashionista, not all garments let a girl get away with the basics....

How to Alter Waist on Shorts

How to Alter Waist on Shorts

Getting a good garment fit is a key component in assembling an outstanding outfit. Even if everything else about a girl's look is on trend, one poorly-sized piece can throw off the proportions of the whole ensemble. Got a pair of shorts with an...

Dress Alteration Tips

Dress Alteration Tips

Slipping into your favorite or brand new dress should be a joyous event. It is, however, ruined when the dress you adore so much fits poorly and pulls or gapes. This where knowing how to do your own minor alterations is an outfit-saving skill. You...

How to Fix a Dress With Tight Hips

How to Fix a Dress With Tight Hips

Although the fit of some fashions can be forgiving, one-piece garments like dresses can make a girl want to give up. Since stylistas come in every size and shape, form-fitting frocks won't fit everyone's form. A dress that's dreamy up top may be...

How to Make Clothes Bigger

How to Make Clothes Bigger

You're not getting bigger -- it just seems like your clothes are getting smaller. With a little sewing know-how you'll be equipped to handle any wardrobe emergency. Dust off that old machine and approach it with a whole new attitude. There's...

How to Alter a Too-Flippy Dress or Skirt

How to Alter a Too-Flippy Dress or Skirt

Flirty, frilly dresses and skirts can be fun for some fashionistas, but not all styles suit every woman's tastes. Some skirts may be too full, giving a girl more bulk than she's bargained for, and some shapes may have too much of a flip at the...

How to Alter Sleeves on a Lined Coat

How to Alter Sleeves on a Lined Coat

Finding fashions with a perfect fit isn't always possible. Perhaps standard garment sizing used in stores doesn't quite suit you, or you're stuck with a few old but gorgeous clothes that were never your measurements. You don't need to go running...

How to Shorten Tank Top Straps

How to Shorten Tank Top Straps

It's not always easy to get a tank that fits perfectly. If you're petite but full-figured, you might run into a common problem: The straps are too long. No worries, there's an easy (and fairly quick) way to fix it as long as you're comfortable...

How to Make a Kick Pleat in a Skirt

How to Make a Kick Pleat in a Skirt

When women's business and formal skirts are designed to fit tightly at the hem for that slim, sexy look an office fashionista might love, the back seam is often split to allow a girl more movement. While the extra room is extra appreciated by...

How to Cover Slits in Skirts

How to Cover Slits in Skirts

While slits in skirts can be totally sexy, sometimes showing a ton of leg just isn't for everyone. If you've grown tired of your skirt's slit, don't sew it shut. Sewing it shut will change the shape and even the fit of the skirt, making it...

Fashion Tips on Tailoring for Women

Fashion Tips on Tailoring for Women

Haute couture wardrobes can cost a pretty penny, but you don't need your own personal couturier to have clothes that are tailored to your body. A professional tailor can take your off the rack clothes and with a few tweaks, turn them into sleek...

How to Peg a Skirt

How to Peg a Skirt

Pencil skirts aren't just for secretaries. They're a bombshell basic, wardrobe staple and fashion classic which effortlessly transfers from work to play. Simplicity is the new sexy when the hottest thing going is below the knees. If you don't have...

How to Alter a T-Shirt to a V-Neck

How to Alter a T-Shirt to a V-Neck

Few things in life are as comfy as your favorite tee. Whether you got it at a concert or kept it from an ex, when it's worn in to perfection you love it all the more. Sentimental value adds a lot to your favorite graphic T-shirt too. If you're...

How to Fix a Loose Dress If It Slides Down

How to Fix a Loose Dress If It Slides Down

From fashion ingenues to seasoned stylistas, any girl knows that fit is first when it comes to dresses. Frustrated with a dress that fits too loose in the top or slides down your shoulders? Maybe you've lost a little weight, had to settle for a...

How to Take Jeans in One Size

How to Take Jeans in One Size

Although dropping a jeans' size can be cause for celebration, a closet full of one-size-too-big clothes is a real downer. But no fashionista has to settle for an ill fit in her denim duds. You can cut your old, oversized jeans down to a more...

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