How To Alter a Top With a Low Neckline

Have you ever tried to alter a blouse that was lower at the neck than you were comfortable with? To make this alteration, we are going to do two things: take up the front shoulder seam and take in the collar. Generally, you don’t need to take up the back of the blouse, but have the…

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How To Shorten Shoulder Straps on Your Dress or Top

When your dress or top needs to be taken up at the shoulders, the process is not difficult. Often, my customers will tell me to just stitch across the strap and cut off the excess. Yes, you can do a version of that, but it seldom looks professional. Many times, that procedure won’t work because…

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Putting Darts in a Tank Top or Dress

Do you have a tank top or sleeveless dress that doesn’t fit well on top? Is there extra fabric hanging loose between the shoulder and armpit? Alot of loose fitting tops and dresses are made without alot of tight fit to them in that area. But you can do a simple alteration to make it fit…

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