Just got a new squat suit a few weeks ago. Needs to be tailored. (At the straps, and a bit at the hips). Just wondering if some one can explain to me the rules regarding how to make these alterations. What exactly should I be telling the tailor? Also, I’ve read the rules on the IPF website and they are very confusing.
“Although alterations/pleats to form a tightening of the suits and supportive shirts do not make
them illegal, these must be made on the original seams. Non-Factory alterations to tighten suits
and shirts are not illegal when done in the form of pleats. However, the pleats must be made
only on the manufacturerâ??s original seams. These pleats must be made on the inside of the
suit or shirt. Any alterations made on areas other than the manufacturerâ??s seams are illegal.
Pleats may not be sewn back onto the body of the garment.
(h) Where a tightening has been made in the shoulder straps and the excess material is longer
than 3 cmâ??s, this must then be turned inside the suit and fixed flat. No more than 3 cm length
may protrude outside the suit.”
Can anyone help me here? I’m not understanding this at all. It sounds like I foled the extra material back onto the seam and just sew. But I have been told this is wrong, and I’m suppose to just fold the material and sew the two sides together.