Why Clothing Alterations Work Posted on September 14, 2012 under Champion Service, Garment Care. | no comments.
Anything you own will look and feel better if it fits properly. Loose waists, wrong sleeve lengths, excess blousing or too little room in the seat of the pants are just a few problems with store bought clothing. The following are a few basic alteration rules to consider:
- Fabric Consideration – Some fabrics are more forgiving than others. For an effective clothing alteration, there has to be enough material to make the change. If the fabric isn’t there, no tailor of any skill can help. So, for enlargements, you need to ensure there is a good inch or two of extra material for us to work with.
- Measurements – Be careful when measuring a garment you already own and fits properly before applying to a new garment. If the old and new garment are identical, except for the measurements, you are ok. If not have a professional take the measurements.
- Length – If a garment is too long or short remember to wear the correct shoes before adjusting the hem.
- Never Cut – You can pinch, fold or tuck material. Cutting is permanent.