Welcome to a new sewing alterations class, in today’s class I’m going to teach you how to shorten a lined strap on an evening dress.
This alteration is very common, especially at holiday times such as Christmas or at wedding times.
Since the client buys an evening dress with straps and the straps do not stay in place and fall down.
The first thing we will have to do when the client arrives is to ask her to try it on and put pins to know the amount that has to be removed and then we will sew it.
As usual in sewing alterations classes, I’m going to tell you how much I used to charge for making this type of alteration.
Remember that the price changes according to your country and your clientele but at the end of the day you have to decide how much to charge for your time, so use this information only as a reference.
Remember that I used to work as a tailor in an area with a fairly high economic level in London.
For shortening lined straps in dresses, I used to charge about 28 pounds per dress.
As always, if you have any questions about today’s class, remember that you can send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Submit your exercises
You already know that the best way to learn sewing alterations is by practising, so I recommend that you buy a second-hand dress or use a dress that you want to throw away to practice
You can put invented measures, just practice as many times as necessary until you master the techniques you have learned today.
Remember to send me clear photos, where you can see, the before and after, also add at least a couple of photos of the sewing process.