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Terms Used in Clothing Alteration

Clothes, for some reason or another, seldom fit as well as we would like, but it is possible to alter clothing to make it fit better. While some clothing alteration services can be done at home, at times it is best to see a professional, especially with an important garment like a bridal gown. The following are common terms used in the clothing industry.

  • Tailor – A person who alters clothes professionally. Unlike other professions, tailoring is still often taught by apprenticeship. A good tailor is someone with a lot of experience altering clothes.
  • Seam – Where two or more layers of fabric are held together by stitches. Some common seams that are usually altered is the inseam, which measures the inner leg in pants, or princess seams, which help shape a shirt to the curves of a woman's body. Adding new seams is one of the most expensive services a tailor provides.
  • Hem – A hem is a piece of cloth that is sewn to prevent the edge of a fabric from unraveling. This term can also refer to shortening an item, like jeans, that are too long for the wearer. Items can be hemmed for between very inexpensive.
  • Formal wear – Clothes that are worn to formal events such as parties, proms and weddings. For men, this usually requires wearing a suit and tie, for women it means wearing a dress. Depending on how the item is made, for example a pleated dress, it may be more costly getting it altered.
  • Dry clean – A store where professionals clean delicate shirts, suits and dresses as well as items you might not think of, like rugs. Some will offer same day service.
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    Mohni's Tailors
    110 South Agate Place, Anaheim, CA 92804
    We are here to handle alterations to all pieces of clothing. We work with all male and female items, including suits, jackets and blazers, wedding dresses, shirts and pants, and more.
    (714) 614-7174
    Tk Tailoring
    16895 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    Our tailors provide fashion design and custom-made clothing with skilled seamstress on staff. With over 20 years of experience, we offer tailoring services for men and women.
    (714) 848-3132
    European Dry Cleaners
    356 S Main St, Orange, CA 92868
    European Dry Cleaners is your one stop for Dry Cleaning. Whether you need alterations, same day service, fluff fold service, or free pick up and delivery, we are your Dry Cleaners of choice!
    (714) 978-6359
    Make IT Fit Inc.
    2500 E Imperial Hwy Ste 170, Brea, CA 92821
    We are the best in men's and women's alterations, formal wear and wedding dresses, serving you since 1980. We can alter your gowns, suits, evening dresses and cocktail dresses.
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    (714) 990-6630
    User Review: "I just pickup my wedding dress and I can't belive how well the alterations were done to fit my petite body.Amaizing :) ..." - jannet (CA)
    Zip Tailoring & Alterations
    8409 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620
    (714) 521-1947
    Jenny's Tailor
    315 S Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA 92804
    (714) 533-8999
    Sanbon PRO Apparel
    6895 Oslo Cir Ste A, Buena Park, CA 90621
    (714) 739-4107
    Alterations by Alyssa Gabrielle
    3261 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
    (562) 594-9585
    Hannah Fashion
    11634 Artesia Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701
    (562) 467-0199
    Queen Lee Tailor
    2054 S Euclid St, Anaheim, CA 92802
    (714) 590-1381
    Gem European Tailoring
    14414 Pioneer Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650
    (562) 863-1443
    Sophia Alterations
    145 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
    (714) 992-5144
    Sun Expert Alteration
    433 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
    (714) 738-8891
    Han Mi Alterations
    9735 Garden Grove Blvd Ste F, Garden Grove, CA 92844
    (714) 534-4148
    Taft Cleaners
    13047 Magnolia St, Garden Grove, CA 92844
    (714) 636-7260

    For most people, simply buying clothing 'off the rack' is enough. However, this does not always work. It is especially true with formal wear and with people who don't fit the standard sizes. There is still some work for the tailor. In the past, most clothing was custom made. Ordinary people would handle their own basic needs and go to a tailor for more complicated and important outfits. A tailor may make custom garments from scratch. More commonly, he or she will alter existing clothing. Most alterations of are suits or dresses. Expensive shirts are also commonly altered. The cost of a full custom suit can be very high. Alterations might consist of raising or lowering a hem or adjusting a waistline. Wedding and prom dresses are commonly altered to a more exact fit. Most garment alteration shops these days are attached to dry cleaners. They also handle repairs, such as replacing the zipper on a pair of jeans. Many offer same day service at a higher cost. These shops tend, however, to handle simpler items such as minor alterations to a shirt or pair of pants. Simple alterations are often cheaper. Of course, some people may attempt to do them themselves. This requires skill in sewing and the ability to take measurements. Community colleges often offer instruction in repairing and altering garments. In most cases, it is far easier to make a garment smaller. It is relatively easy to take in seams, but extending them involves adding extra material. Some garments, too, are not designed with seams in the appropriate place. Things can be particularly difficult for plus size individuals who often struggle to find apparel large enough.
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