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Judith Turner has clearly defined how a person should perform a number of sewing alterations, which can't be described with just one simple instruction. Even something that would seem so simple as shortening a pair of jeans, before marking and cutting, the jeans need to be pinned.
You have to take into consideration a number of things such as:
Should the person wear shoes, joggers or dress shoes?
What about the width at the base of the jean?
Will the length be affected by the width?
Judith needed to impart all that information but in a structured way that would be easy to understand. Here is some of what you will find in this 228 pages in this book.
Shortening the length on trousers, jeans, dresses, tops, shirts or jackets. (There are not too many people who can buy "off the rack" and wear it straight away.)
Fitting a garment to a body shape. (This means taking garments in.)
Replace broken zippers. (Why throw the jeans or trousers away just because the zip has broken?)