Frequently Asked Questions
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I’m not sure I have all the prerequisites?
Contact the Academy and see if Dee Dee feels you will be able to be successful.
This is an advanced academy and she wants all students to succeed.
I only want to take Level 3. Can I do that?
Yes! The skills in each level build on each other however some students may only need a certain level of skills to learn or advance their career. In order to graduate from the Anderson Alteration Academy and be known as a master seamstress, the school needs to know you have all the skills required for this title and requires all three levels. The school’s reputation is built on the quality, knowledge, and skills of its graduates.
What are graduation requirements?
Each level in the Academy has homework assignments, face time with Dee Dee Anderson, and testing. Testing is not available to students until they have passed off all the homework for that Level. After passing the test, students will graduate from that level and receive a diploma for that level. After students have passed Level 3, they are considered a Master Seamster of Bridal Alterations. Level 3 is very advanced and those seamsters will have worked hard. They will be highly sought after in the bridal industry.
What are the advantages of graduating from Level 3?
Graduates of Level 3 will have a Profile page on the Academy website. They will also receive as a graduation gift from the Academy 1 month of free online marketing in their local area to brides and bridal shops that will showcase their skills in bridal alterations. If a bridal shop has sponsored and paid tuition for a student, the bridal shop will receive 1 month free online marketing also.
What supplies and equipment will I need?
A very dependable sewing machine, preferably an industrial machine, serger that can do a rolled hem, ironing board, and iron. Good scissors are a must. You will also need a clean area to sew. Some homework will require dresses. You can get these from your own closet, a friend, a goodwill store, or a bridal shop that is willing to work with you. Other homework will require small yardages of specific fabrics.