An alterations specialist or alterationist adjusts the fit of completed garments, usually ready-to-wear, or restyles them. No one like making alterations as tailors. All they do is adjust, modify and otherwise alter people’s ill fitting clothes.
|1. dressmaker||4. collar||7. pocket|
|2. dressmaker’s dummy||5. waistband||8. hem|
|3. tailor||6. sleeve||9. cuff|
|10. needle||12. (straight) pin||14. safety pin||16. pair of scissors||18. seam ripper|
|1 1. thread||13. pin cushion||15. thimble||17. tape measure|
|A. Lengthen the pants.||B. Shorten the pants.||C. Let out the pants.||D. Take in the pants.|
A: Would you hand me the thread?
B: OK. What are you going to do?
A: I’m going to take in these pants.