How To Do Skirt Alterations

| April 21, 2016

Improper fit and unsightly wrinkles detract from the appearance of a skirt.  Most adjustments are simple and it’s amazing how much better the skirt will hang. When deciding on the length of a skirt, keep in mind the best length for YOUR figure and what you’ll feel comfortable wearing.  The current fashionable length may not […]

How Many Times Have You Changed The Direction of Your Sewing Career?

| January 25, 2010

A few weeks ago I had a call from a lady who wanted information about our Profitable Clothing Alteration Business book.  She told me she had been doing garment sewing, but that the sewing had been really slow so she was wanting to start taking in alterations.  She said she needed more information about alterations […]

Easy Alterations To Dress Patterns

| July 8, 2009

From time to time we try to give you some “how to” information on altering commercial patterns or basic clothing construction techniques.  For those of us who have been sewing for years, some of our information seems like second nature, however we get notes from many of you thanking us for providing the hints and […]

Economy Creates 50% Increase In Repair Businesses

| April 14, 2009

With the downturn in the economy, Americans are tightening their belts and pinching their pennies.  This in turn has caused an estimated 50% increase in business for local repair shops like Jose Matute’s Gables Shoe Repair shop in Miami.Matute says its been a major change in his business and that his improving finances are allowing […]