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

Remove embroidery uniform clothes

Have you ever left a company, and because you paid for the uniform you take it with you.  Except the company logo is on the garment?  I found this really great embroidery remover.  They are not cheap, but if the garment is expensive it is worth owning one. Normally it would take hours and hours and days and days to remove embroidery.  It took no time at all with this device. [...]

Extend waists 60s dress bodice with skirt

One of my clients daughters is in a musical.  The dress was tight at the waist, and being a vintage there was not fabric to add that would not be noticeable.   But luckily it was too long.  Rather than cut from the hem, I thought it best to cut from the top of the skirt.  The reason - I was going to add to the bodice which meant the skirt would [...]

Refashion your ironing board cover with quilted end

My ironing board cover had holes in it!  How bad is that?  So I decided one weekend to create a new cover,  but not just any old cover.  the metal legs had seen better days, so I wanted to cover them too.  After much pondering, I decided to make a skirt.   Not being outdone, I then thought I would like to make a pouch for my scissors, quick unpick, nippers, bonding [...]

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Fix hook on mens suit trousers

This is one of the most common repairs I get.  The hooks or bars on mens suit trousers can tear off the fabric.  There are a number of ways it can be repaired.  And instead of taking to an alteration shop, you could fix this yourself. That is of course if you are handy with a needle and thread. Happy altering Judith

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