How To Replace a Zipper in a Jacket or Coat

Update: October 19, 2020 If you read my last post on How Much To Charge To Replace a Zipper, I promised I’d be back to show you how to put in a new zipper. Here’s the jacket with the broken zipper: On this jacket, the zipper teeth didn’t hold together when the jacket was zipped.…

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Altering the Shoulders on a Jacket

A customer brought me two jackets to take in at the shoulders. Both of these jackets had shoulder pads, too, which she wanted removed. You don’t see those much anymore! The other jacket can be found in the post entitled, A Finely Tailored Jacket. Both were custom made in England for my customer and they were…

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How To Take in Side Seams and Facings

This short jacket needs to be altered at the sides: Because I needed to take up quite a bit, I also needed to take it up in the sleeves as well: Can you see the yellow headed pins and how I’ve pinned into the upper sleever area as well? It may be easier to see…

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