An Alteration Dilemma, How Do You Know if a Garment Can Be Altered?

I received a good question via email today. It concerns taking in a garment where the customer has lost a lot of weight. Here is the question I received from a reader: “I need to alter scrub jackets for a woman who lost 22 pounds after she purchased them. They are embroidered with the dental…

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How to Alter a Top With an Elastic Hem

You’ve seen these blouses everywhere: They’ve got elastic running around the bottom edge. Many women complain that they don’t like how they look when they wear them and pass up the idea of buying them. Altering them is an easy fix. Just trim off the elastic close to the edge: I use sharp small scissors…

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