Most likely, if you appreciate clothing you have 1 or more garments in the back of your closet that you just can’t get rid of; maybe your Auntie’s dress, your Dad’s suit coat or a great skirt you wore 10 years ago that doesn’t quite fit now. Do enjoy ‘thrifting’, the hunt for the piece a Goodwill or a second hand shop?
Why not get the correct fit or remake of that piece you love.
I can do that!
One of my specialties of my work is Restyling. Restyling is taking a piece you love, and making it wearable in your life again. If its a well made garment, that has withstood the test of time, it can be made into something else that fit your current needs.
I call myself a Clothier -which means I make clothing for You and that involves design, alteration, and tailoring.
Tailoring refers to makers of men’s and women’s clothing usually from a variety of fabrics. The emphasis is on fit for the individual. What’s the distinction between tailoring and altering? Craftsy.com says, “Alterations are less extensive changes to the garment that also change the way the garment fits, and are usually focused on one particular fit area”, such as a hem. Tailoring is a garment custom-fitted to the wearer. The term refers to a set of specific hand, machine sewing and pressing techniques that are unique to the construction of garment and complete the fit for an individual wearer.
Wikipedia offers this: “Traditional tailoring is called “bespoke tailoring” in the UK where the heart of the trade is London’s Saville Road and”custom tailoring” in the United States and Hong Kong. This is unlike made to measure which uses pre-existing patterns. And lastly, a bespoke garment or suit is completely original and unique to each customer.”
As we learn about Made in America products,these terms are becoming more pervasive in the clothing industry
A classic sheath dress made of lace from the 1960’s was transformed when this client brought it to me to be tailored- hemmed, seams let out and neckline slightly raised. This was a well made garment with generous 1″ seams allowing it to be fit to her.