Hey Everyone! Welcome back to the BGTS series! We’re moving forward with our alternations theme this week by teaching you how to Let Out a Side Seam by inserting a Gusset.
Inserting a Gusset lets you enlarge any garment as much as you want, because you aren’t limited to the seam allowance. It’s a skill often used in formal wear and bridal wear, but also translates well to jeans, skirts, and even shirts.
This skill has many little steps, but really it isn’t too hard, and if you’ve watched all the BGTS episodes, I know you’ll be able to pull it off.
Alternation skills are important for many reasons, the biggest one being that you’ll make good money altering people’s clothing. I can guarantee you’ll earn an extra income. People will always need alterations done and, frankly, tailoring is a valuable skill many sewers skip learning all together.
Next week we’ll teach you how to Take In a simple side seam, as well as how to take in the seam at the zipper.
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