For the jeans that are ankle flappers, take down the hem. This pair gained a healthy 1.5″ in length and it looks good.
There doesn’t look much difference after the alterations but the sleeves and side seams are a slimmer shape and it is much more flattering when it is worn.
Older pattern. These two images are the front and back views of the same pattern too. This is an older pattern that I’ve revamped many times over the years.
Newer Pattern. I like the shape of this top. The side fastening with the D-rings works well to pull in the shape
This bar tack is done on my sewing machine using the first line of my button holes stitch.
One of my patterns from the 80’s redrafted, remade and remodelled for today.
I spotted this just the other day. Made in Britain seems to be attempting a comeback.
A selection of D-rings, although they don’t have to always be in the form of a D. I have collected these over the years from bags,belts and garments. They are often metal but can be coloured plastic too. They are usually used in pairs.
Close-up of side vent.
Back, front and sleeve basic bodice blocks. They are taken from individual measurements and made to fit as a second skin.
It’s simple shape makes it very adaptable for many “looks”