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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Why does Alterations Inc continue education and keeping up with new trends and techniquesand education

Alterations Inc. is constantly continuing the education of all our seamstress.  Why is this needed?  Sewing is sewing right?  Needle, thread and a few machines and you are good to go.

Not exactly true.  Trends change, techniques change and there are always new ways to learn and new machines that allow us to make alterations on new materials, clothing/leather/purses etc. that are ever changing.

Yes, most sewing/alterations do remain static and we continue to use the same machines and techniques for altering the standards, hems, taking in/out, sewing buttons, etc.  however there are new innovations everyday in so many industries. 

One example is how women's cuffs are made on pants.  Previously, women's pant cuffs were made exactly like mens cuffs.  The problem with this is that most women's pants are wider than mens at the bottom and this caused the cuffs to droop.  One manufacturer recently tried a new technique which provides the look of a cuff but doesn't droop like the old cuffs.  It really is a sort of fake cuff but only you and your seamstress would know that :)

Innovations and changes in sewing techniques are changing and evolving all the time, so it is critical that Alterations Inc. continues our education and keeps up with the newest trends and techniques to provide the Professional quality services we have been providing Arizona for over 25 years.

Alterations Inc has moved after 25 years.  Our new location is newer, more comfortable, larger customer area with natural light.  Please come visit us and see our new diggs

17037 N. 43rd Ave, Glendale AZ 85308
NE Corner of Bell Ave and 43rd Ave

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bridal gown - picking the right seamstress

Your wedding gowns is probably only a one-time ordeal for you and your family and friends. 

You will probably meet your seamstress during the first fitting, assume she is good because she has lots of thread and multiple sewing machines, and then leave the most expensive garment you will ever purchase in your life with her. 

You will then probably visit this garment up to 4 more times for your fittings and adjustments before being able to take it home with you and you will probably never think of your wedding seamstress or tailor again.

Now, I know you have options when it comes to finding a good tailor or seamstress. 

In fact, the bridal store where you bought the dress probably may have an alterations department or will “recommend” a number of good tailors for your convenience.  

If you chose to use the bridal store seamstress they will probably “meet” you at the bridal boutique, measure you out and give you a price estimate for the cost of alterations.  This seems nice and convenient, but did you ever think to ask where your dress will be while you are gone? 

If you cannot see an alterations room around the corner, then I would say that one is not going to magically appear. There is a VERY GOOD CHANCE that your prized possession, your wedding gown, will be taking a journey to (hopefully) nice seamstress’s home where she can work on it while watching television, or watching her children or grandchildren. 

If you are okay with little ones playing dress-up in your Vera Wang then this situation will not bother you, however it is probably worth the inquisitive question of: “Where does my dress get altered at?” or even “Can I see where the alteration department is?

 Bridal Shop prices are also usually up to 50% more than your local seamstress and you are likely to be just another bride in their herd, unless you are using a shop like Kleinfeld's which is on TV and they only provide alterations on dresses over $2500 and believe me their alteration prices are very high.  Most bridal shops especially chains usually lack the customer service and quality that you professional local seamstress will provide.  They employ part time seamstresses that only get work when they have it and pay very low wages so most likely you are not getting expert seamstresses and the work may not be to the quality you are expecting.  They make a lot of money on alterations and either pay seamstresses lower wages or they expect a finders fee from any seamstress they refer.  

Alterations Inc. has been serving Arizona for over 25 years.  We employ 4 full time employees and 2 part time employees.  We have on employee that has been with us 16 years, one 12 year and the 2 others 5+ years.  3 of our employees are Bridal gown experts and have a combined experience of over 75 years.  

All our work is done onsite so your gown will not leave our shop for any alterations.  With this level of experience you can be assured that your gown will be treated with utmost care and expert tailoring.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Did you know that Alterations Inc can alter Leather and suede?

Alterations Inc has specialists that can alter all kinds of Leather and suede garments.  Many people think that leather can not be altered but it is like any other article of clothing and can be tailored to fit you exactly the way you want.

Leather and suede are a bit more difficult to work with than standard cottons and other materials, but an expert can make any alterations needed.

Alterations Inc works on Leather jackets, skirts, racing suits, pants and almost anything else made of leather or suede.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Alterations Inc. has moved

Alterations Inc. has moved after 25 years in the same location.  Same great quality and service you have come to expect from Alterations Inc.  So to all our valued customers and friends we would like to welcome you at our new location.

17037 N. 43rd Ave, Glendale AZ 85308
NE Corner of 43rd Ave and Bell

We look forward to seeing you soon.