Alter or Replace: What Items Should You be Altering?

Alter or Replace: What Items Should You be Altering?

What Clothes Should You be Altering?

A lot more people are starting to get their clothing altered. Not only does it save you money, but it also helps to reduce your carbon footprint and help to save the planet, a win win! Alterations can fix a lot of things, but it’s important to know when you should alter something and when you should just give it up and replace it instead. Keep reading for advice you can use when deciding if you should alter or replace some of your clothing. 

Alter

Something that is too large

If you find yourself losing weight, it is common that your favourite items will no longer fit you. This can be frustrating as you don’t want to have to go out and replace every single item you have, it’s expensive and also feels pointless when you already have clothing you love. Fear not, alterations can save the day and save you money. Bring in all of your pieces you want to be taken in to an alterations specialist, who will be able to work with you and give advice on what pieces can be altered. Not only will they fit you again, as they are being tailored to your body, these items are going to fit you better than ever.

Special items

In our wardrobes we all have those few go-to items that just make us feel good whenever we put them on. This can be some formal and professional clothing, special occasion items, or just that one pair of trousers that make you feel great! When you have clothing altered, it is designed in a way that makes it fit your body perfectly. No longer is it off the rack in a standard size, instead your body has been taken into consideration and the main goal is to make it fit you. This can make something go from looking good to great, and really boost your confidence. Having your staple favourites altered is definitely worth it.

Replace

Clothes with large rips

We all have items that have just been in our wardrobe for too long, and although they might be one of our go-to pieces, you need to know when to let go. One big sign that it’s time to get rid of an item is when there are large rips that are from wear and tear. If there is a tiny rip at a seam, this is something that can be easily fixed, however when the material has become thin and the rip isn’t sitting at the seam, it is definitely time to let go.

Badly stained pieces

Sometimes clothes are stained beyond repair. It can be difficult to accept that you need to get rid of something you once loved, but when an item has been worn so much that you can no longer get all of the marks out, it’s time to replace it with something new. You could potentially work with a seamstress to create something bespoke that looks similar to this piece if you truly love it that much, or look for something in-store that is similar. 

 

If you have some items you are thinking about getting altered, get in touch with us today. Our seamstresses will be able to offer you a consultation where they can look at the work you want done and give advice before you decide to go ahead with the alterations.

 

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