How To Take in a Dress with Piping

This formal dress has piping that goes all along the very top edge. (Piping is cord that has been covered with fabric to make a nice decorative feature on a garment.) This dress has to be taken in at the bust area, which means I need to alter the piping when I take in the…

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How to Hem Lining on Pants (or Skirts)

We’ve covered so many ways to hem pants so far. If you’ve missed those, click on “Alterations” right here, or above, and it will lead you to all the posts I’ve written on hemming. But, for now, lets look at how to hem lining on pants or skirts. It’s very simple. Don’t be intimidated. First,…

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How To Make Piping!

Update: February 17, 2021 Let’s look at some examples of piping and then lets make some! If you’re not familiar with it, piping is a decorative edging that gives definition to pillows, cushions and all sorts of home decor items. Sometimes, you’ll find it on backpacks and clothing as well. Here are some photos of…

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