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How to Alter Home-Sewn Garments

Photo: Sloan Howard

You spend hours sewing, pressing, and finishing your special garments-but what happens when they no longer fit quite right? There's no need to abandon a much-loved favorite simply because it has become a little too loose (or perhaps a bit snug). Often, you can alter a few seams and keep on wearing it. In this article from Threads #171, Angela Wolf shows you how to determine whether a garment can be altered based on its seamlines, design details, and seam finishes.

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