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Alterations: Effective Methods of Garment Adjustment, Deconstruction and Repair

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At a glance

In this web seminar recording, sewing teacher and fashion aficionado Becky MacKinnon gives you a crash course on common alterations.

Description

Have you’ve ever felt the sting of disappointment after grabbing the perfect outfit only to realize it fits you terribly? Does it break your heart throwing out perfectly adequate jackets because the zipper is in need of repair? Not only can you alter your garments to provide a good fit but alterations can be an unintimidating, less complicated way to get comfortable with sewing. Though there are some basic rules, there are also some tricks to help you alter your garments with efficiency and ease, benefiting beginner and intermediate sewers alike.

If you’re a sewer looking for exposure to a wide variety of techniques applied to alterations, than this web seminar is for you!

What you’ll learn:

  • Effective processes for deconstructing a garment.
  • How to pin and adjust a poorly fitted garment appropriately
  • A variety of common adjustment techniques
  • Remove tricky stitches (serge, coverstitch etc.) quickly, ensuring minimal damage to your fabric.
  • How to execute common garment repairs, such as a fixing a broken zipper

Difficulty level:

This web seminar recording is for sewers who are comfortable threading and using their machine, it includes useful techniques appropriate for beginner and intermediate sewers.

Who Should Attend:

  • Sewers who wish exposure to a few lesser-known adjustment and repair techniques.
  • Sewers who wish to save time on common practices such as ripping stitches.
  • Sewers who are unsure of how to adjust a garment in problem areas.
  • Remove tricky stitches (serge, coverstitch etc.) quickly, ensuring minimal damage to your fabric.
  • How to execute common garment repairs, such as a fixing a broken zipper

About the Instructor:

Becky MacKinnon has been teaching sewing for 4 years at The Sewing Studio in Toronto and has dipped her feet into just about everything in the fashion industry. From couture to sports wear to accessories to pet apparel, she’s sewn it all- and has probably taught someone else how to sew it too! With her broad and technical background Becky has helped many new fashion designers launch their brands and has inspired a love for sewing in students of all ages.

This is a recording of a previously presented, powerpoint-style live-streamed web seminar.

BurdaStyle does not offer any refunds for web seminar recordings. All sales are final. Please contact answers@burdastyle.com if you have any questions about the content of the recording.