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alterations book or tailoring

durf | Posted in General Discussion on

I am looking for an alterations book or a tailoring book. I don’t want a book on basic sewing alterations everything I know I had to teach myself by tearing apart and putting back to gether again. It sometimes takes me so long ’cause I don’t know the correct way but eventuality I get it done but there must be something out there that would help or create short cuts. Especially on mens suit coats and how to shorten the crotch on mens pants. I found one book but she lives in Australia and I thought that there must be someone in America that has written one. I think that is what I need but if someone has a different idea I am open to suggestions.

Thanks. Jan

P.S. Nancys Notions has a DVD on making your own dress form with duck tape..

Matter of fact I was going to use my dress form and add to it since I have grown more then my dress form will open up to. Then I thought I would cut it down the side so I could take it off if I would need my form for a customers fitting. Has anyone tried that? Thanks again

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  1. starzoe | | #1

    http://sewing.about.com/od/publicationsandmedia/fr/alteringbooks.htm

    Have a look at this site and click on the books, several more come up. A library is a super source for books and it is handy to read before deciding if you want to buy.

    DUCT TAPE instructions for dress forms are many and free on the internet, also in Threads Magazine. They vary quite a bit and some are more detailed than others.

    1. durf | | #2

      Hi starzoe I just went to the web sight you gave me. Thanks . Have you ever ordered anything from them? Lots of Goodies.

      Thanks again

      Jan

      1. starzoe | | #3

        No, I don't buy anything on the internet, but yes you are right, it is an interesting site.

        1. durf | | #4

          I went to library as your suggested and have a few books coming in. Never thought of it

          Thanks again

          Jan

  2. Ocrafty1 | | #5

    I would like to see some articles in Threads magazine about alterations of RTW.  I think most of us need to do some alterations to RTW at some time or another.  Any info would help a lot of people!

    Deb

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