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Basic Alterations

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Alter your own clothes like a boss

Learn the basics of fitting alterations like shortening the hem of your pants or taking in the sides of a shirt. This lecture workshop highlights what can be done to alter clothing and what you might decide to skip or take to a professional. Using dress forms and sample RTW (ready-to-wear) garments, Virginia will demonstrate proper pinning techniques and then how to work from your pins.

Limited to 5 students (16 yrs of age or older);

  2 students are required for class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund.
  • Level:  beginner
  • We provide:  expertise and demonstrations
  • You bring:  yourself, if you have something you've been thinking about altering have that on stand-by for questions, paper/tablet for taking notes.
  • Class length: 2 hours
Online participants will:
  • Need to pickup supplies prior to the class session.
  • Receive a Zoom invitation link the morning of the workshop.
*Some Sewing Classes may be scheduled for our downstairs studio. Please contact us if you would prefer not to navigate stairs and we will switch studios.

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