Can a tailor make shoulders wider?

Can a tailor take in shoulders?

While a tailor can make alterations to the fit in the shoulders, it doesn’t mean they should. It’s often an ill advised adjustment to make because it can trigger a cascade of other adjustments needed throughout the garment. The amount tailors have to charge for that usually make this alteration not worth it.

How should a suit fit in the shoulders?

The seam that connects the shoulders to the arms of the jacket is a reliable indicator for fit. Basically, the seam should be at the edge of your shoulder, right where it slopes down to your arm. The shoulders on a suit should be flat and smooth. You don’t want any rumpled fabric or creases.

Should my suit have shoulder pads?

My best suggestion? When buying suits, always go for the shoulder you like. It’s the most important part of the jacket. If the shoulders are too big, forget it; you have the wrong brand.

Can you alter shoulders?

Changing the Width of Shoulders – NO

Of course, as the first thing we consider, shoulders are an exception to the rule; making shoulders either bigger or smaller are both not recommended as alterations. The structure of a jacket shoulder is complex enough that reshaping them involves major surgery.

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How do you change the pattern on narrow shoulders?

The first should go from the center of the shoulder to about 1/3 of the way down the armscye. The second line should be perpendicular to the first and go to the corner of the shoulder seam. Next, cut the lines, starting with the first. Cut down from the shoulder seam, stopping at the seam allowance marking.

Can a tailor make something bigger?

Generally, a tailor can’t do much to make clothes bigger. Good pants usually have an inch or two in the waist to give, but most coat enlargements are impossible. Even if there’s a bit of fabric available, it can change the shape of the coat in an undesirable way.

How much does it cost to tailor a suit?

It costs anywhere from $40-$400 for a suit to get tailored. This is a big range because it depends on how much tailoring is required and who you go to for tailoring. The local tailor will be a lot more affordable than a special, high-end tailor.