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I am NOT the sewing police...

...But I can bail you out

of your fitting problems!

That means I don't insist on my way of doing things.

I'm here to offer useful guidelines for fixing your own stuff

and even starting your own home-based alterations business!

January 11, 2018

He proposed!  Now begins the best time of your life.  Time to grab the girls and go wedding dress shopping.

Not so fast, my little starry-eyed bride-to-be!

Sit your pretty sweet self down, take a few cleansing breaths, and ground yourself, for heaven's sake.  I'm go...

December 29, 2017

Everybody seems to like tapered or skinny pants.

I know I do.

And everybody is posting their version of how it’s done everywhere.

There is no lack of online how-to help when it comes to narrowing pant legs.

Here’s my version, mostly emphasizing how to do it from the knee d...

December 29, 2017

It’s a crime if there’s a stylish blazer or two hanging in your closet whose only problem is sleeves that are too long.

Well, here comes the easy version of blazer sleeves hemming.

When there’s no button placket involved, it’s so much easier to manage.

Sure, it’s still th...

December 29, 2017

Cause a closet prison riot when you learn how to let out or “slimify (taking in) a boxy suit coat through its mid section.  Free all your suit coats.

Shape them up for comfort and good looks.  Fellas, want to look dapper?  Gals, want to achieve stylish sophistication?...

December 28, 2017

Would you rather spend 30 days in solitary confinement than hem the bottom of a suit coat?

I mean, how do you make those curves at the overlap much less make them match?

Super easy, dude, when you use my method.

This method is forgiving of imperfect curves as long as they...

December 18, 2017

“Cuff ‘em, Danno!”

I’ve always wanted a reason to put that famous Hawaii 5-0 one-liner somewhere, and this is it.

Fuller cut men’s and women’s trousers often sport a cuff at the hem that looks dressy, classy.

Cuff popularity comes and goes, so it’s worth it to know how to...

December 17, 2017

Feeling imprisoned in your ill-fitting suit coat?  I’ve got solutions in mid-section fitting, bottom hemming and sleeves hemming.

So let’s get down to business with business attire alterations – specifically starting with suit coat sleeves hemming.

It wouldn’t be so daun...

December 17, 2017

If I were the sewing police, I’d sure as heck design a nifty uniform.  More on the order of super hero, if you know what I mean.

Super heroes and cops bring issues to justice, and that’s what we do in part 2 of the video series addressing formal dress bodices.

Justi...

December 17, 2017

I am NOT the sewing police.  And you may find it arrestingly interesting to know that you can form fit a bodice like a second skin. 

After you watch the videos in this series of 2, you’ll see how these bodices are not going to be falling down!

Whether letting out or...

December 17, 2017

I am NOT the sewing police.  But I can bail you out of the pokey when it comes to formal dress hems, especially chiffon.

Is there anything flimsier to work with than chiffon?  No!

Is there anything prettier than flowing chiffon?  No!

That’s why you want to say Yes! at lea...

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