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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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    Nana's Fabrics
    4902 Brunswick Hwy, Waycross, GA 31503
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    (912) 287-0210
    User Review: "Fashion colors change seasonally, if you are trying to match trim to a vintage fabric, joanne's won't work, go to nana's. ..."
    David's Dry Cleaners
    609 E Montgomery Xrd, Savannah, GA 31406
    We are the area's leading dry cleaners, providing leather cleaning, wedding dress cleaning, zipper repairs, alterations and more! We have same day, pick up and delivery services available.
    (912) 925-7301
    Alterations by Ruth
    108 Richard Ct, Rincon, GA 31326
    Alterations By Ruth is your local full service expert clothing alteration service, tailor, sewing shop, sewing company, wedding dress alteration shop, and suit alteration professionals!
    (912) 826-7407
    Gloria's Shop
    6659 College Ave, Blackshear, GA 31516
    (912) 449-3646
    Shin's Cleaners & Sew Shop
    449 W General Screven Way, Hinesville, GA 31313
    (912) 876-8181
    L & K Alterations
    1003 W 12th St, Alma, GA 31510
    (912) 632-0455
    Cork's Fabricare
    6201 Altama Ave, Brunswick, GA 31525
    (912) 264-3813
    McCord's Cleaners & Alterations
    30 S Newton St, Claxton, GA 30417
    (912) 739-2333
    Arlene's Alterations
    1700 Newcastle St, Brunswick, GA 31520
    (912) 267-0265
    Abby's Alterations
    3365 Cypress Mill Rd, Brunswick, GA 31520
    (912) 267-0200
    Island Cleaners & Laundry
    412 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
    (912) 638-8483
    Peace Alteration
    10151 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
    (912) 756-6939
    Kim's Tailor Shop
    12318 Largo Dr, Savannah, GA 31419
    (912) 925-7229
    Alterations by Tatyana
    1840 Grove Point Rd, Savannah, GA 31419
    (912) 925-0507
    Alterations by Tatyana
    2000 Grove Point Rd, Savannah, GA 31419
    (912) 925-0507

    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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