Garment Alterations

Making changes to purchased garments. Workshop held at Gather Here.

(1) J. Crew summer dress, cotton/linen (left)

  • Issue: big, baggy, unflattering,
  • Pros: love the stripes
  • Alteration: remove sleeves, add bias binding tape to arm holes
  • Next steps: Add belt loops with sleeve fabric remnants

(2) Zara dress, cotton/linen (right)

  • Issue: super long, unflattering
  • Pros: love the color, embroidery, details
  • Alteration: change straight hem to t-shirt hem and shorten
  • Next steps: add lining

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