Questions tagged [alterations]

Alterations refer to resizing or recycling a garment.

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What is the best way to decrease the circumference of a vest arm hole?

I created a vest from a jacket by removing the sleeves. Now I see that the vest arm holes are too big. I have two ideas how to make the arm hole smaller I would like to know the best way. My ideas so ...
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How to alter dress where bodice is joined to gathered skirt without cutting garment at seams

So far, I have seen tutorials where kurtas (these are long Indian dress-like shirts worn with palazzi, skirts or leggings) have been altered by sewing along the seam. Take, for example, this video. ...
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How to Trim Poofy Sleeves

I purchased a boho maxi dress a while ago. I lost weight and it is now big for me. How to narrow the sleeves to maintain their poofy shape? Can I simply trim along the seam of the sleeve, or is ...