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The Anderson Academy Blog

Specializing In Bridal Alterations

Day In The Life

True story’s that have happened to me and I hope will inspire you and teach you how to become more successful

Benefits Of Bridal Alterations

Learn how taking my courses and going into this line of work can bring you numerous benefits

Bridal Shops

There is a real synergy between a well-trained bridal alteration seamster and the bridal shops he or she associates with.

Day In The Life Of A Bridal Seamstress..

Lace Hem With Netting Border

Day in the life of a Bridal Alterations Seamstress   Well, today I am hemming a lace dress.  But this lace hem is a bit different, so I thought I would show you how I did it.  This hem has a sheer netting border below the lace.  It is important to keep that sheer...

7 Months Pregnant

Pregnant and Getting Married! I received a phone call from a mother of bride.  Her daughter was 7 months pregnant and getting married in 2 weeks. They were frustrated with the gown shopping process.  The salesgirls were putting this bride in huge dresses that would...

Hemming From The Waist

This dress has incredible beadwork on chiffon. The hem border would be lost if I hemmed it from the bottom. The best alternative for this dress is to hem from the waist.  The bride also needed the torso shortened in the back. I would have needed to remove the bottom...

Extreme High-Low On A Lace Edged Hem

This dress has an amazing lace.  The only issue is the lace edged hem.       This lace edged hem has an extreme high-low difference.  We are talking about a 4” high low.  That means from the bottom of the lace to the top of the scallop there is a 4”...

A Beautiful Bride

Today I received a sweet text from a former beautiful bride with pictures. Back in January and February I worked on her dress. Long before this Covid 19 stuff was affecting the USA.  The bodice needed back and shoulder lining with a back zipper added to the...

Hem Lengthening

Hem LengtheningThis heavily beaded dress needed the hem lengthened about 1” to 1 ½”. Usually I take about a week to gradually ease the length down. But this one went down in two days easily.  In this first picture you can see the vertical stretch happening to the...

Day In The Life Of A Bridal Alterations Seamstress – Rodeo Queen

My model for the Level 2 Rodeo Queen section of my Academy is getting married. Hurray! What a treat to work with her again.Last year I had altered a ton of her clothes for a Rodeo competition. I took in a gold leather jacket, suede dress, leather skirt, leather jacket...
Lace Hem With Netting Border

Lace Hem With Netting Border

Day in the life of a Bridal Alterations Seamstress   Well, today I am hemming a lace dress.  But this lace hem is a bit different, so I thought I would show you how I did it.  This hem has a...

read more
7 Months Pregnant

7 Months Pregnant

Pregnant and Getting Married! I received a phone call from a mother of bride.  Her daughter was 7 months pregnant and getting married in 2 weeks. They were frustrated with the gown shopping...

read more
Hemming From The Waist

Hemming From The Waist

This dress has incredible beadwork on chiffon. The hem border would be lost if I hemmed it from the bottom. The best alternative for this dress is to hem from the waist.  The bride also needed the...

read more
Extreme High-Low On A Lace Edged Hem

Extreme High-Low On A Lace Edged Hem

This dress has an amazing lace.  The only issue is the lace edged hem.       This lace edged hem has an extreme high-low difference.  We are talking about a 4” high low.  That means from...

read more
A Beautiful Bride

A Beautiful Bride

Today I received a sweet text from a former beautiful bride with pictures. Back in January and February I worked on her dress. Long before this Covid 19 stuff was affecting the USA.  The bodice...

read more
Hem Lengthening

Hem Lengthening

Hem LengtheningThis heavily beaded dress needed the hem lengthened about 1” to 1 ½”. Usually I take about a week to gradually ease the length down. But this one went down in two days easily.  In...

read more

Benefits Of Bridal Alterations

Learn How To Be A Top Notch Bridal Alteration Specialist – With Your Own Personal Mentor

  You have probably heard of life coaches, sports trainers, and mentors.  Usually, these words are referring to our physical strength, mental or emotional health or long term life goals. The Anderson Alterations Academy teaches students the skills they need to...

How Bridal Alterations Gives You The Freedom To Choose

One of the biggest and most important ways that we spend our time is work. Earning a living, paying the bills and then hoping for a little extra money for non essentials takes a significant amount of time out of our day. If you have good sewing skills, you may have...

Take Your Seamstress Career to the Next Level

Refine Your Bridal Alterations Skills As a seamstress, you always need to push your skills to the next level if you want to make a career out of it.  Sewing is a skill constantly gives back. Not only does it offer numerous physical and mental health benefits, it also...

Different Work Situations of a Bridal Alteration Seamstress

Whether a bride's  wedding dress needs just a simple hemming, a bustle added, or needs to be completely resized, a bride's goal is to find a credible and experienced seamstress that they can trust with their dress. As a bridal alteration seamstress, you have the...

Why It’s Vital for Brides to use a Reputable Bridal Alterations Specialist

All seamstresses are different! Some are good at children's clothes or keepsake quilting. Some specialize in men’s tailoring. But when it comes to a wedding dress, you want someone who is an expert in bridal and formal wear alterations. Even a professional seamstress...

Top 5 Things Every Bridal Alterations Seamstress Should Know

The need for a competent and highly skilled bridal alterations seamstress is in high demand and the skill of sewing in general is a dying art. Bridal shop owners and Brides depend on having a good seamstress, and it’s hard to find! There’s a lot more than just sewing...

Don’t Create Bridezilla!

How To Keep Your Bride Happy! It’s very important that a seamstress presents herself as calm and confident as she meets with a bride during the alterations process. This can be one of the most stressful steps a bride goes through in preparing for her wedding.   ...

Lace Hem With Netting Border

Day in the life of a Bridal Alterations Seamstress   Well, today I am hemming a lace dress.  But this lace hem is a bit different, so I thought I would show you how I did it.  This hem has a sheer netting border below the lace.  It is important to keep that sheer...

Top 5 Essentials You Need To Start Your Own Home Based Bridal Alterations Business

Not only are the skills of a bridal alterations seamstress highly sought after, it is also a very rewarding career and comes with numerous benefits. Such as, being able to choose your own schedule, choose your own pay and work from home!    The Anderson Alterations...

7 Months Pregnant

Pregnant and Getting Married! I received a phone call from a mother of bride.  Her daughter was 7 months pregnant and getting married in 2 weeks. They were frustrated with the gown shopping process.  The salesgirls were putting this bride in huge dresses that would...
Don’t Create Bridezilla!

Don’t Create Bridezilla!

How To Keep Your Bride Happy! It’s very important that a seamstress presents herself as calm and confident as she meets with a bride during the alterations process. This can be one of the most...

read more
Make Bridal Alterations Your Career

Make Bridal Alterations Your Career

Many people spend a lifetime trying to figure out how to make a career out of something they love. Doing something you don’t enjoy day in and out can really take a toll on you mentally. Working in a...

read more
High Demand for Bridal Alterations

High Demand for Bridal Alterations

High Demand for Bridal Alterations! Want to make a career out of your sewing skills?  Anyone trying to create their own business should know the importance of finding their niche. Focusing on what...

read more

Bridal Shops

Learn How To Be A Top Notch Bridal Alteration Specialist – With Your Own Personal Mentor

  You have probably heard of life coaches, sports trainers, and mentors.  Usually, these words are referring to our physical strength, mental or emotional health or long term life goals. The Anderson Alterations Academy teaches students the skills they need to...

How Bridal Alterations Gives You The Freedom To Choose

One of the biggest and most important ways that we spend our time is work. Earning a living, paying the bills and then hoping for a little extra money for non essentials takes a significant amount of time out of our day. If you have good sewing skills, you may have...

Take Your Seamstress Career to the Next Level

Refine Your Bridal Alterations Skills As a seamstress, you always need to push your skills to the next level if you want to make a career out of it.  Sewing is a skill constantly gives back. Not only does it offer numerous physical and mental health benefits, it also...

Different Work Situations of a Bridal Alteration Seamstress

Whether a bride's  wedding dress needs just a simple hemming, a bustle added, or needs to be completely resized, a bride's goal is to find a credible and experienced seamstress that they can trust with their dress. As a bridal alteration seamstress, you have the...

Why It’s Vital for Brides to use a Reputable Bridal Alterations Specialist

All seamstresses are different! Some are good at children's clothes or keepsake quilting. Some specialize in men’s tailoring. But when it comes to a wedding dress, you want someone who is an expert in bridal and formal wear alterations. Even a professional seamstress...

Top 5 Things Every Bridal Alterations Seamstress Should Know

The need for a competent and highly skilled bridal alterations seamstress is in high demand and the skill of sewing in general is a dying art. Bridal shop owners and Brides depend on having a good seamstress, and it’s hard to find! There’s a lot more than just sewing...

Don’t Create Bridezilla!

How To Keep Your Bride Happy! It’s very important that a seamstress presents herself as calm and confident as she meets with a bride during the alterations process. This can be one of the most stressful steps a bride goes through in preparing for her wedding.   ...

Lace Hem With Netting Border

Day in the life of a Bridal Alterations Seamstress   Well, today I am hemming a lace dress.  But this lace hem is a bit different, so I thought I would show you how I did it.  This hem has a sheer netting border below the lace.  It is important to keep that sheer...

Top 5 Essentials You Need To Start Your Own Home Based Bridal Alterations Business

Not only are the skills of a bridal alterations seamstress highly sought after, it is also a very rewarding career and comes with numerous benefits. Such as, being able to choose your own schedule, choose your own pay and work from home!    The Anderson Alterations...

7 Months Pregnant

Pregnant and Getting Married! I received a phone call from a mother of bride.  Her daughter was 7 months pregnant and getting married in 2 weeks. They were frustrated with the gown shopping process.  The salesgirls were putting this bride in huge dresses that would...
What Bridal Shops Need to Do to Survive 2021

What Bridal Shops Need to Do to Survive 2021

The Covid-19 outbreak is making things difficult for everyone.  If bridal shops want to survive 2021, it's going take a lot of work.  You’ll have to do some careful planning to avoid material...

read more

The Anderson Academy Blog

Specializing In Bridal Alterations

Day In The Life

True story’s that have happened to me and I hope will inspire you and teach you how to become more successful

Benefits Of Bridal Alterations

Learn how taking my courses and going into this line of work can bring you numerous benefits

Bridal Shops

There is a real synergy between a well-trained bridal alteration seamster and the bridal shops he or she associates with.

Day In The Life Of A Bridal Seamstress..

Lace Hem With Netting Border

Day in the life of a Bridal Alterations Seamstress   Well, today I am hemming a lace dress.  But this lace hem is a bit different, so I thought I would show you how I did it.  This hem has a sheer netting border below the lace.  It is important to keep that sheer...

7 Months Pregnant

Pregnant and Getting Married! I received a phone call from a mother of bride.  Her daughter was 7 months pregnant and getting married in 2 weeks. They were frustrated with the gown shopping process.  The salesgirls were putting this bride in huge dresses that would...

Hemming From The Waist

This dress has incredible beadwork on chiffon. The hem border would be lost if I hemmed it from the bottom. The best alternative for this dress is to hem from the waist.  The bride also needed the torso shortened in the back. I would have needed to remove the bottom...

Extreme High-Low On A Lace Edged Hem

This dress has an amazing lace.  The only issue is the lace edged hem.       This lace edged hem has an extreme high-low difference.  We are talking about a 4” high low.  That means from the bottom of the lace to the top of the scallop there is a 4”...

A Beautiful Bride

Today I received a sweet text from a former beautiful bride with pictures. Back in January and February I worked on her dress. Long before this Covid 19 stuff was affecting the USA.  The bodice needed back and shoulder lining with a back zipper added to the...

Hem Lengthening

Hem LengtheningThis heavily beaded dress needed the hem lengthened about 1” to 1 ½”. Usually I take about a week to gradually ease the length down. But this one went down in two days easily.  In this first picture you can see the vertical stretch happening to the...

Day In The Life Of A Bridal Alterations Seamstress – Rodeo Queen

My model for the Level 2 Rodeo Queen section of my Academy is getting married. Hurray! What a treat to work with her again.Last year I had altered a ton of her clothes for a Rodeo competition. I took in a gold leather jacket, suede dress, leather skirt, leather jacket...
Lace Hem With Netting Border

Lace Hem With Netting Border

Day in the life of a Bridal Alterations Seamstress   Well, today I am hemming a lace dress.  But this lace hem is a bit different, so I thought I would show you how I did it.  This hem has a...

read more
7 Months Pregnant

7 Months Pregnant

Pregnant and Getting Married! I received a phone call from a mother of bride.  Her daughter was 7 months pregnant and getting married in 2 weeks. They were frustrated with the gown shopping...

read more
Hemming From The Waist

Hemming From The Waist

This dress has incredible beadwork on chiffon. The hem border would be lost if I hemmed it from the bottom. The best alternative for this dress is to hem from the waist.  The bride also needed the...

read more
Extreme High-Low On A Lace Edged Hem

Extreme High-Low On A Lace Edged Hem

This dress has an amazing lace.  The only issue is the lace edged hem.       This lace edged hem has an extreme high-low difference.  We are talking about a 4” high low.  That means from...

read more
A Beautiful Bride

A Beautiful Bride

Today I received a sweet text from a former beautiful bride with pictures. Back in January and February I worked on her dress. Long before this Covid 19 stuff was affecting the USA.  The bodice...

read more
Hem Lengthening

Hem Lengthening

Hem LengtheningThis heavily beaded dress needed the hem lengthened about 1” to 1 ½”. Usually I take about a week to gradually ease the length down. But this one went down in two days easily.  In...

read more

Benefits Of Bridal Alterations

Learn How To Be A Top Notch Bridal Alteration Specialist – With Your Own Personal Mentor

  You have probably heard of life coaches, sports trainers, and mentors.  Usually, these words are referring to our physical strength, mental or emotional health or long term life goals. The Anderson Alterations Academy teaches students the skills they need to...

How Bridal Alterations Gives You The Freedom To Choose

One of the biggest and most important ways that we spend our time is work. Earning a living, paying the bills and then hoping for a little extra money for non essentials takes a significant amount of time out of our day. If you have good sewing skills, you may have...

Take Your Seamstress Career to the Next Level

Refine Your Bridal Alterations Skills As a seamstress, you always need to push your skills to the next level if you want to make a career out of it.  Sewing is a skill constantly gives back. Not only does it offer numerous physical and mental health benefits, it also...

Different Work Situations of a Bridal Alteration Seamstress

Whether a bride's  wedding dress needs just a simple hemming, a bustle added, or needs to be completely resized, a bride's goal is to find a credible and experienced seamstress that they can trust with their dress. As a bridal alteration seamstress, you have the...

Why It’s Vital for Brides to use a Reputable Bridal Alterations Specialist

All seamstresses are different! Some are good at children's clothes or keepsake quilting. Some specialize in men’s tailoring. But when it comes to a wedding dress, you want someone who is an expert in bridal and formal wear alterations. Even a professional seamstress...

Top 5 Things Every Bridal Alterations Seamstress Should Know

The need for a competent and highly skilled bridal alterations seamstress is in high demand and the skill of sewing in general is a dying art. Bridal shop owners and Brides depend on having a good seamstress, and it’s hard to find! There’s a lot more than just sewing...

Don’t Create Bridezilla!

How To Keep Your Bride Happy! It’s very important that a seamstress presents herself as calm and confident as she meets with a bride during the alterations process. This can be one of the most stressful steps a bride goes through in preparing for her wedding.   ...

Lace Hem With Netting Border

Day in the life of a Bridal Alterations Seamstress   Well, today I am hemming a lace dress.  But this lace hem is a bit different, so I thought I would show you how I did it.  This hem has a sheer netting border below the lace.  It is important to keep that sheer...

Top 5 Essentials You Need To Start Your Own Home Based Bridal Alterations Business

Not only are the skills of a bridal alterations seamstress highly sought after, it is also a very rewarding career and comes with numerous benefits. Such as, being able to choose your own schedule, choose your own pay and work from home!    The Anderson Alterations...

7 Months Pregnant

Pregnant and Getting Married! I received a phone call from a mother of bride.  Her daughter was 7 months pregnant and getting married in 2 weeks. They were frustrated with the gown shopping process.  The salesgirls were putting this bride in huge dresses that would...
Don’t Create Bridezilla!

Don’t Create Bridezilla!

How To Keep Your Bride Happy! It’s very important that a seamstress presents herself as calm and confident as she meets with a bride during the alterations process. This can be one of the most...

read more
Make Bridal Alterations Your Career

Make Bridal Alterations Your Career

Many people spend a lifetime trying to figure out how to make a career out of something they love. Doing something you don’t enjoy day in and out can really take a toll on you mentally. Working in a...

read more
High Demand for Bridal Alterations

High Demand for Bridal Alterations

High Demand for Bridal Alterations! Want to make a career out of your sewing skills?  Anyone trying to create their own business should know the importance of finding their niche. Focusing on what...

read more

Bridal Shops

Learn How To Be A Top Notch Bridal Alteration Specialist – With Your Own Personal Mentor

  You have probably heard of life coaches, sports trainers, and mentors.  Usually, these words are referring to our physical strength, mental or emotional health or long term life goals. The Anderson Alterations Academy teaches students the skills they need to...

How Bridal Alterations Gives You The Freedom To Choose

One of the biggest and most important ways that we spend our time is work. Earning a living, paying the bills and then hoping for a little extra money for non essentials takes a significant amount of time out of our day. If you have good sewing skills, you may have...

Take Your Seamstress Career to the Next Level

Refine Your Bridal Alterations Skills As a seamstress, you always need to push your skills to the next level if you want to make a career out of it.  Sewing is a skill constantly gives back. Not only does it offer numerous physical and mental health benefits, it also...

Different Work Situations of a Bridal Alteration Seamstress

Whether a bride's  wedding dress needs just a simple hemming, a bustle added, or needs to be completely resized, a bride's goal is to find a credible and experienced seamstress that they can trust with their dress. As a bridal alteration seamstress, you have the...

Why It’s Vital for Brides to use a Reputable Bridal Alterations Specialist

All seamstresses are different! Some are good at children's clothes or keepsake quilting. Some specialize in men’s tailoring. But when it comes to a wedding dress, you want someone who is an expert in bridal and formal wear alterations. Even a professional seamstress...

Top 5 Things Every Bridal Alterations Seamstress Should Know

The need for a competent and highly skilled bridal alterations seamstress is in high demand and the skill of sewing in general is a dying art. Bridal shop owners and Brides depend on having a good seamstress, and it’s hard to find! There’s a lot more than just sewing...

Don’t Create Bridezilla!

How To Keep Your Bride Happy! It’s very important that a seamstress presents herself as calm and confident as she meets with a bride during the alterations process. This can be one of the most stressful steps a bride goes through in preparing for her wedding.   ...

Lace Hem With Netting Border

Day in the life of a Bridal Alterations Seamstress   Well, today I am hemming a lace dress.  But this lace hem is a bit different, so I thought I would show you how I did it.  This hem has a sheer netting border below the lace.  It is important to keep that sheer...

Top 5 Essentials You Need To Start Your Own Home Based Bridal Alterations Business

Not only are the skills of a bridal alterations seamstress highly sought after, it is also a very rewarding career and comes with numerous benefits. Such as, being able to choose your own schedule, choose your own pay and work from home!    The Anderson Alterations...

7 Months Pregnant

Pregnant and Getting Married! I received a phone call from a mother of bride.  Her daughter was 7 months pregnant and getting married in 2 weeks. They were frustrated with the gown shopping process.  The salesgirls were putting this bride in huge dresses that would...
What Bridal Shops Need to Do to Survive 2021

What Bridal Shops Need to Do to Survive 2021

The Covid-19 outbreak is making things difficult for everyone.  If bridal shops want to survive 2021, it's going take a lot of work.  You’ll have to do some careful planning to avoid material...

read more