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Can you make a garment smaller?

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Making a garment smaller is usually easier than making it bigger. The challenge with making a garment smaller is that changing one thing often has an effect on another part of the garment. The rule-of-thumb is: one size is possible; two sizes is difficult, and, more than two involves the reshaping of the garment. Photo […]

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Can you make a garment bigger?

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It depends…There are limits to how much we can let out a garment. The amount of spare materials inside is the biggest limiting factor. Please be aware that letting out changes the fall of a garment. The general rule-of-thumb is: one size bigger is possible; two sizes bigger is difficult; and, more than that is […]

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Why does it cost more to alter a garment that it cost me to buy?

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The cost of alterations is not related to the price paid for the garment. It is based on the amount of time it takes to measure, unpick and resew. Photo Copyright: krsmanovic / 123RF Stock Photo

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