altering curved front blazer hem
I just altered a blazer and, for the first time, had to shape the front hem curve twice on one side to get the two fronts even. I had pinned it so it looked right on the client, pressed the new hemline in lightly and turned the blazer inside out to proceed. I usually do one front curve and use the piece I trimmed away to match up the second side so the curves are identical. this has always worked like a charm in the past, but this time NO! I was able to correct it as soon as I saw it, so everything was fine. Just puzzled as to what went wrong. Everything was carefully pressed and marked.
I’ve been told that a lot of tailors won’t alter a hem on a blazers with curved lower fronts. Maybe this is why? have I just been lucky all the years before this? Just wondering.
Edited 1/9/2009 7:23 am ET by NansiSews