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COAT ALTERATION: The waistcoat is a versatile and diverse part of men’s fashion. Pairing a waist with a jacket and trousers for a 3-piece suit would be nice. Or wearing it solo with jeans as a statement. If you’ve just found the perfect waistcoat at a vintage clothing store, but it didn’t fit quite right, you could bring it to us. Don’t forget about your waistcoat because a nicely tailored jacket paired with an inapt waistcoat doesn’t look good on anyone.
You should constantly tailor a waistcoat to your body in terms of length and girth. You might be able to hide some mistakes when pairing your waistcoat with a jacket over the top. Perfectly tailoring your waist when wearing it solo is best. We provide quality and affordable waistcoat alteration and repair that will make your waistcoat look good whatever way you style it. It would be best to try having your vintage waistcoat altered instead of tossing it.
Coat Alteration: A well-made coat can last for many years; however, you may want to have the layer altered as needed to keep it in fashion. You might also have found a beautiful coat second-hand or on sale that requires alterations to fit perfectly. Changing your jacket can make you look more excellent if you are petite or tall, broad-shouldered, or large-busted. A good tailor or seamstress can make the necessary changes to women’s jackets for a better fit or restyle a coat for a more modern look.
Sleeve length is one of the most common alterations for women’s coats. Petite women may need the sleeves shortened, and taller women may need them lengthened. Some sleeve alterations can interfere with basic sewing and alteration skills, but a tailor or dry cleaner can handle this alteration at a very reasonable cost. If you opt to alter your sleeves on your own, remove the stitching joining the sleeve hem to the lining. Bring the jackets up as needed and hand stitches them into place. If you are lengthening the sleeves, you may need to use a band of contrasting or closely matched fabric, a narrow ribbon, or trim to cover the last hem fold.
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More significant coat alterations can be the right choice if you have a dated but perfect quality coat. You may want to talk to a tailor about the options available or try it yourself if you are willing to experiment. Narrowing side seams, nipping in a waist, or even shaping the sides to create a fit and flared shape is manageable. Remove the lining entirely before beginning your modifications. Try your coat on inside out and pin the changes you want into place. Stitch the adjustments into place. Trace out a new pattern and alter the original lining or make a new one. Stitch the lining back into place.
Your coat is too long, bringing the hem up can improve the overall fit and line of the winter coat. You might also shorten the first coat to create a new, modern look. Open up the hemline, removing the stitching between the lining and the outer fabric. Measure your hem and carefully cut away the outer fabric, preserving a generous hem allowance. Fold the hem into place and press using a press cloth and steam iron—cut away excess lining fabric and sew your hem into place by hand.
Enter coat. You might also reduce the first coat to create a new, modern look. Open up the hemline, removing the stitching between the lining and the outer fabric. Measure your hem and carefully cut away the outer fabric, preserving a generous hem allowance. Fold the hem into place and press using a press cloth and steam iron—cut away excess lining fabric and sew your hem into place by hand.