Originally Posted by Bo0eY
How did you go about learning how to tailor? Have you enrolled in local fashion classes, read how-to manuals, or just winged it? Haha I'm in the same situation as you, but have no idea how to begin. Thanks.
I read up just a little bit, then figured out the rest from practice and analyzing the garment. Some things are super easy, such as hemming. You break a seam, raise it/lower it, then resew the seam. Others, such as slimming a shirt, are just a bit more difficult. There are also hard and easy ways of doing things. For instance, with shirts you can either totally reconstruct the entire shirt to do it 'properly' (remove sleeves, slim sleeves, slim and reshape torso, make sure sleeves match armhole in torso in size and angle, reattach), or you can simply make a few simple, straight seams up the side and arms, cut the fabric from the inside, and voila! The area where the sleeve meets the torso at the pit will be 'off' a bit, but it's not something anyone will notice.
Just an example.