Welcome to a new class on sewing alterations, in today’s class, we are going to downsize a pair of sweatpants and a sweatshirt.
This is a fairly common sewing alteration when a customer buys a bigger tracksuit because it didn’t fit their size.
If unsure when buying clothes, it is usually better to choose a larger size as we will have more fabric to make any alterations.
If it were smaller we would have to add fabric and those types of alterations are more noticeable.
Remember that the first step is to ask your client to try on the clothes and you, with pins, decide how much volume you want to remove.
Working with knitwear or sportswear requires using different manufacturing techniques due to the properties of the elastic fabric.
Today’s class begins altering the trousers, where we will reduce the elastic waistband with a cord, then we will narrow the legs to make it more stylized and we will shorten the hem with an elastic band.
This class is perfect for practicing with the overlock and coverstitch.
Class taught by Roxana.
Then we will go on to transform the top part of this set, the sweatshirt.
The first transformation that we will carry out in this sweatshirt will be to reduce the shoulder and the armhole.
Thanks to this you will learn how to sew the sleeve again in this type of garment.
Then we will move on to reduce the side seam with its bottom panel.
All the measurements that we are going to give you in today’s class are just a reference, these measurements will change depending on your end customer.
As always, if you have any questions about today’s class, remember that you can send me an email through your account, in the support section.
Send your exercises
You already know that the best way to learn sewing alterations is by sewing, so for today’s class I am going to ask you to make the transformations that we have done today.
I recommend that you use second-hand clothes or clothes that you are going to throw away to practice these exercises.
So that we can send you better comments, please try to make the photos clearly visible, both before and after, as well as the middle process.