I have been altering men’s and women’s ready-to-wear for the last 13 years now, full time. If anyone needs tips in this area, happy to help. I also teach alterations and fitting, and although I am not taking any students at this time, when I have time I would love to hear/share success stories on difficult altering challenges. My experience on altering patterns is limited to myself and close friends, as I have not done custom sewing for others in many years.
Also happy to share advice on keeping clients happy, ergonomics issues of fitting, fitting “strange” bodies, etc. Altering men’s jackets and pants gives me my greatest satisfaction, and I’d like to spread the joy. Ha Ha.
Have loved reading all the amazingly concise and insightful advice on pants fitting, etc. You go girls! And guys–are there any guys among us?