Alterations are a basic sewing skill that many take for granted. Learn the basics, skip the dry cleaners bill and do it yourself.

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Fix for a top that is too tight around the bottom. Gloucestershire Resource Centre http://www.grcltd.org/home-resource-centre/

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Choosing the right pattern, and making it work for your unique proportions is really important, so I’ve listed 6 tips to help you find the right proportions with a sewing pattern and included a free worksheet to help you record your own measurements and how they relate to proportion.

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learning alterations - an entire site dedicated to alterations! above: how to replace a zipper in jeans

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Alterations you can do yourself! Learn these simple tricks that will save you many, many stops to your local tailor. It doesn't matter if you are new to sewing! These tutorials have step-by-step pictures and instructions: http://www.ehow.com/how_12342962_sewing-101-basic-clothing-alterations-can-yourself.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=freestyle&utm_campaign=fanpage More

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