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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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    Francesco Tailors
    3098 Piedmont Rd Ne, Atlanta, GA 30305
    A Provider Of Custom Clothing Of Unparalleled Quality And Style. We have 40 Years of Experience in style, quality and Alterations Clothing in the Decatur area.
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    Flors Tailor Shop
    2959 Piedmont Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30340
    Welcome to Atlanta’s finest custom made suits and shirts. With over 30 years of experience, we provide exceptional quality and service in designing custom clothing for Atlanta's elite.
    (404) 816-8901
    Jazzy Original Designs
    5555 Roswell Rd Apt T16, Atlanta, GA 30342
    Clothing company offering a multitude of services, including alterations, tailoring, hemming, and repairs for all types of clothing. Same day services available for many services. We also offer plus size clothes.
    (404) 399-0115
    Stitch & Sew
    2762 E College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
    (404) 377-6453
    Nguyen Alterations
    3900 N Druid Hills Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
    (404) 638-6505
    M & K Alterations
    2054 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
    (404) 636-8310
    Sunny's Alterations & Shoe Repairs
    1064 Mistletoe Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
    (404) 636-2297
    Le Alteration and Dry Cleaners
    624 Medlock Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
    (404) 968-9704
    Perfect Fit Alterations
    2181 Briarcliff Rd Ne Ste B, Atlanta, GA 30329
    (404) 325-8331
    Perfect Stitches Alterations Dry Cleaning Boutique
    2730 Clairmont Rd Ne, Atlanta, GA 30329
    (404) 634-0458
    Alteration by Ann
    3649 Buford Hwy Ne, Atlanta, GA 30329
    (404) 321-3000
    El'gant Alterations
    2490 Briarcliff Rd Ne, Atlanta, GA 30329
    (404) 321-1347
    Gizzelle James
    814 Juniper St Ne Ste 301, Atlanta, GA 30308
    (404) 872-1604
    700 Charles Allen Dr Ne, Atlanta, GA 30308
    (404) 874-3210
    Pure Cleaner
    2374 Briarcliff Rd Ne, Atlanta, GA 30329
    (404) 633-1528

    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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