Q&A: How do you alter a suit jacket ie take it in?

Question by Amanda: How do you alter a suit jacket ie take it in?
I need to alter a suit jacket for a friend and I cannot figure out how to get into the jacket. I cannot find a single place that has top stitching. Any ideas of how to do this? Thanks.

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Answer by Fara

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Taking in a suit jacket is not an easy project. It’s the shoulders that will be the problem. To ‘get into it’ you have to open up the lining then work from the inside but, from your question, I suspect that this is a project beyond your experience, If it’s a pricey suit, find a cheap one at the thrift store and see if you can alter that one. Make your mistakes on that one and then try the good suit.

Good Luck!

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