About Judith aka genie

I live in a beautiful part of the world - Runaway Bay at the Gold Coast, Australia. My son Daniel and his wife Amalia live not too far away, so that I get to see my 3 grandsons on a regular basis. Having operated 6 clothing alteration shops, I find working from home works for me. I am kept busy with clients, plus as a self publisher I personally complete all orders for my book Clothing Alteration Secrets Revealed. My goal is to help empower other people to feel confident altering ready-made clothes. I built this website with the advise of Morteza - developer of the Geelus POS software. Sewing is my passion through the medium clothing alterations. Happy altering, Judith Turner

Create tunic from a dress too tight at hips

When a dress becomes too tight on the hip area, there are not a lot of options to alter it.  Particularly if there is no fabric to speak of.  This client had a brilliant idea to create tunic from a dress too tight at hips.  All I had to do was unpick the side seams, create splits and voila....  the dress is now a tunic. All you really need to do is wear [...]

Shorten length nightie with gathered frill

How to shorten length nightie with gathered frill is what this video covers.  Now I am not a nightie girl.  In fact I prefer my PJ's.  I I know that some people prefer nighties.  The issue is when a nightie is too long.  And if it has a gathered frill it can be a big job to shorten.  So I thought I would share my idea on shortening a nightie with a gathered [...]

Add extension to lengthen tee shirt

Add extension to length tee shirt that is too short.  Generally if a tee is too short, you would wear something underneath like a singlet or another tee.  But what if you didn't want to have that extra bulk?  You can add an extension without unpicking the hem or doing anything too time consuming.  Check out how I got around a tee shirt that was too short. Happy altering Judith

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How to fix tee shirt with oil stain

How to fix tee shirt with oil stain when someone like me drops oil down my front.  I must be a messy eater, because I always seem to drip something down my front.  In this case it was an oil stain.  Or it could have been from cooking and the oil splashed up and hit my top.  But either way using talcum powder on the stain didn't work.  For those of you who [...]

Repair padded lined jacket seam

Repair padded lined jacket seam in 5 minutes flat.  Okay maybe it will take 10 minutes, but it's easy to do.  Most padded jackets are bulky, and when a seam comes undone, it might seem a hard repair to do.  But it's not. If the seam is not repaired, it will get bigger and bigger.  Then there will be an issue with the wadding on the inside of the jacket.   Because [...]

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