Summer comes out of nowhere, so most the time we aren’t prepared for the sudden sunny days! There is nothing worse than going out in the sun and being uncomfortable in thick winter clothes, which is why you should consider clothing alterations. Buying new clothes can be expensive and unsustainable, whereas alterations give you the opportunity to put a new life into some old clothing that you no longer wear, and have it be completely unique to you!
Alterations Boutique are specialists in clothing alterations, with a team of talented seamstresses who will leave your clothes looking well-made and stylish. If you have some alterations in mind, but not the skills to match, then we will be able to easily transform your clothing for you. Working with our clients, we will match your specifications perfectly, helping you to revamp your wardrobe for the new season! Keep reading for some summer wardrobe clothing alterations.
Summer 2019 Wardrobe
Shorten Old Jeans
The perfect pair of jeans are a staple in your wardrobe all year round, and that doesn’t change in summer. For the warmer days, a pair of denim shorts is essential, but why go out and buy some when you could make them out of something else? Making shorts out of an old pair of jeans is a great way to get some staple pieces in your wardrobe, while also reusing old clothing instead of throwing them away.
Change the Neckline
Turn a simple shirt or dress into a summer staple by changing the neckline. A flattering neckline can really make or break an outfit, and a professional tailor has all the tools needed to make these clothing alterations. Whether you want to turn a turtleneck into a v-neck, or a cowl neck into a halter, Alterations Boutique will be more than happy to help. Having an open neckline is perfect for summer, not covering up your neck and letting the air in.
Alter the Sleeves
Sleeves can make a big difference to whether or not an outfit is appropriate for the warm weather. When the sun is shining and the heat is on you, long sleeves can feel suffocating and frustrating. By having the sleeves shortened to a short sleeve length with clothing alterations, the item becomes a lot more appropriate and reasonable for warm conditions, allowing you to wear your gorgeous clothes comfortably in the beautiful weather.
Make a Skirt
Skirts are one of the simplest items to create out of leftover material or items of clothing that have more material than you need. A professional seamstress will be able to quickly whip up a skirt for you in the style that you want, obviously depending on the amount of fabric available. You could get really creative and take in a long dress to be transformed into a skirt and a top, creating a beautiful two piece outfit.
Clothing alterations are a fantastic way to spruce up your wardrobe and get it summer ready. By taking your items to a professional seamstress, you can take clothing that you no longer wear and turn them into unique summer items, made exclusively for you. If you have any clothing that you want to spruce up for the warmer months, get in touch with us.