Garment Makers Question Time
Index of Techniques

Index of pattern alterations by class

Shift Dress | A-Line Skirt  |  Blouse

Class 1: The Shift Dress                        Video (click to link)
Nipping out fullness at the CF of a round neckline      Altering the pattern front
Re-shaping the front of a round neckline      Altering the pattern front
Re-shaping the front side seam      Altering the pattern front
Re-shaping the back of a round neckline      Altering the pattern back
Re-shaping the back side seam      Altering the pattern back
Making a new facing pattern for an altered neckline      Altering the pattern back
Lengthening very short sleeves      Altering the facing and sleeve patterns
Altering the shoulder width for people with both narrow and broad shoulders      Altering pattern shoulder widths
              
Class 2: The A-Line skirt                        Video (click to link)
Pattern alterations for a hollow/'sway' back      Fitting for a hollow back
Pattern alterations for a rounded tummy. Please note this alteration is for a skirt and not trousers so please see the trouser class (Class 4 Season 1) for the rounded tummy trouser alterations      Pattern alterations for a rounded tummy
              
Class 3: The Blouse                       Video (click to link)
Discussion of Altering the CF line, altering the side seams, increasing the collar width, moving the vertical front dart and checking the length (In Fitting the toile)      Fitting the toile
Altering the side seam      Fitting the toile
Altering the pattern to increase the armhole circumference      Adjusting a pattern to increase the armhole circumference
Adjusting the pattern for a bigger bicep      Adjusting the pattern for a bigger bicep
How to alter the sleeve-head if there is too much fabric to ease into the armhole (The sleeves part 1 from 7:50 mins)      The sleeves part 1 (from 7:50 minutes)
              
Class 4: The Trouser Class                       Video (click to link)
Alterations for body length and width      Pattern alterations part 1. Body length and widths
Adjustments for a hollow/'sway' back      Pattern alterations part 2. Adjustments for a hollow back
Alterations for a flat or rounded bottom      Pattern alterations part 3. The bottom
Alterations for a rounded tummy     Pattern alterations part 4. Round tummy
Altering the pocket pattern too correspond with your fitting alterations      Pattern alterations part 5. Adjusting the pocket pattern to fit
              
Class 5: Lightweight quilted jacket and waistcoat                        Video (click to link)
Adding patch pockets to the jacket front       Adding patch pockets
Altering the jacket front edge       Altering the pattern
Re-shaping the neckline       Altering the pattern
Increasing the seam allowances to 5/8"/1.5cm       Altering the pattern
Removing the CB seam      Altering the pattern
              
Class 6: The Shirt Class                      Video (click to link)
Alterations for prominent shoulder blades      Alteration for prominent shoulder blades
Alterations for a broad back      Alteration for a broad back
Alterations for rounded shoulders      Pattern alteration for rounded shoulders
Re-drafting the collar pattern to eliminate bulky seams at the front       The collar
Making a pattern for a back yoke       Fabric and pattern layout  (from 5:35 onwards)
              
Class 7: The Day Dress                     Video (click to link)
Discussion of bodice alterations       The bodice toile
Pattern alterations to lift the armhole      Pattern alterations to lift the armhole
Pattern alterations to shorten the bodice      Pattern alterations to shorten the bodice
Sleeve pattern adjustments       The sleeve and skirt toile
Making a pattern for a internal back yoke with slit opening (Found in Philippa's final adjustments)      Philippa's final pattern adjustments