Should You Charge A Minimum Fee For Alterations?

I get asked this question alot. So, let’s take an example. This morning, I found a bag on my front porch. Inside was a pair of workout pants: The customer said there was a hole in the seam at the knee and would I stitch it up? Certainly! Here is a photo of the small…

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How to Choose Boning for Your Dress

Each day, I receive many emails with great questions and today I thought I’d post one I received yesterday as well as the answer to it. Here’s the question: Hi Linda,  I am making my daughter’s strapless wedding dress.  I used the fabric store feather weight boning for the muslin corset .  We got it…

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How To Take In The Crotch Seam on Pants

I just got an email from a reader whose husbands pants are hanging too low in the crotch area. It’s a very common alteration. I thought about how to show you with a pair of slacks, but I think you’ll catch the idea much better and faster with a diagram. It’s a very easy alteration.…

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