When you get down to the bare bones of fashion, it all boils down to how you feel about yourself in what you’re wearing. Of course, we want to look good and stay on trend, but we should also feel good in what we have on. When a person is wearing clothes that fit and flatter their shape, it eliminates the negative comments and leaves room for the compliments and positive attention.
Welcome to the magic of alterations! Alterations take a piece of clothing that may not fit and enhances the clothes to emphasize the wearers body, ultimately making the person look more stylish, confident and polished.
With that said, there are many ways to alter clothing and it doesn’t always have to be a big to-do. Here are some of the alterations in Dallas we recommend:
Button and Zipper Replacement
What do you do when a zipper is broken or a button falls off a piece of your clothing? Odds are you take one look at it and toss it in the garbage, but why not take it to a tailor and have the button sewn back on or have the zipper fixed? It’s a simple solution that not many people take advantage of.
Not only does this save the article of clothing, it will most likely save you money. Why go out and spend $80 on another pair of pants when you could spend less than half of that and keep your original pair?
Hemming and Tapering
Hemming and tapering is a quick and easy way to change, clean up or enhance the look of a piece of clothing. Whether your clothes are too long or simply worn down, hemming and tapering can renew your clothing and make it fit and look better than before.
Take a pair of jeans, for example. No one likes jeans that drag on the floor, but what if you love the way the jeans fit everywhere else? Most people would pass them up and not give them a second thought, but your local alteration specialist in Dallas can take those pants and hem them to fit your height.
Replacing Shirt Collars
Whether the collar is frayed and worn down from wear and tear or just because you would rather have a different color or pattern collar, replacing a shirt collar is an easy way to spruce up a top and make it look as good as new.
Bringing In or Letting Out Pants
Unless you’re a super model, it can be difficult to find pants that you not only love, but pants that fit you absolutely perfectly. But, instead of passing up the purchase and letting your shopping frustration build, buy the jeans and take them to a tailor! Alterations specialists in Dallas can take those jeans and fit them better to your body as opposed to shopping for 5 hours with no luck.
Reweaving is a particular skill for mending holes and tears in damaged garments. It involves hand weaving thread into the damaged area, creating a virtually invisible repair. This technique can save a piece of clothing that you love, not only reviving the piece of clothing but saving you money in the end.
The upside to all of these tailoring techniques, aside from looking better, is knowing that you are getting your money’s worth out of every outfit. Clothes you buy can (and should) last longer than expected as long as they are taken care of, and these tailoring options can help increase their longevity.