One of the ways to alter or correct the width of a sleeve is to make a cut from the top crown notch to the lower right hem edge (from K to R)

One of the ways to alter or correct the width of a sleeve is to make a cut from the top crown notch to the lower right hem edge (from K to R) Sleeve discussion

I also reinforced the shoulder by adding bias cut hair canvas. Padstitched the lapels, taped the roll line (by hand) so that the lapels lie close to the body without gaping.

Reinforce the shoulder by adding bias cut hair canvas. Padstitched the lapels, taped the roll line (by hand) so that the lapels lie close to the body without gaping.

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How to Pad Stitch -- Support your fabrics the tailoring way! .| (KEY: hand sewing/tailoring skills, interfacing canvas/horsehair)                                                                                                                                                                                 Mais

Pad stitching is awesome. It’s often replaced with fusible interfacings and spray-glue products, and that’s a darn shame. Because pad stitching is pretty nifty.

Learn How to Sew Jackets, Coats, and Blazers | How to Sew Jacket Pockets, Sleeves, Lining, Sewing Blazer or Jacket Tutorial | Sew Along | Jacket Sewing Instructions | Tailoring                                                                                                                                                                                 Mais

tailored jacket in progress

One of my classes this semester is all about a tailored jacket – for the entire semester we are handcrafting a tailored women’s blazer.

Learn tailoring techniques which build shape using malleable natural fibers with various techniques to control the fabric.                                                                                                                                                                                 Mais

Tailoring 101

Learn tailoring techniques which build shape using malleable natural fibers with various techniques to control the fabric.


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