MAY
23

From Alterations to the Alter

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Here at Alterations Boutique we have been providing wedding related alterations for over 20 years. In this time, we’ve come to understand the importance of making this process as stress free and seamless as possible. Let us alleviate some of that stress by entrusting us with the altering and safeguarding of your wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and any other items requiring tailoring.

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MAY
09

Final wedding preparations

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So you’ve planned out your perfect wedding and the big day nears ever closer, but as the closer it gets the more the stresses and worries intensify. One of the most common worries is over wedding attire, be the wedding dress, the bridesmaid dresses, or the suits and how they all fit. This in particular is a stress that needs not to exist as we have the perfect solution, alterations. With a few alterations, not only do you eliminate the worry of clothing not fitting well on the day but it also broadens your choices when it comes to picking the clothing out initially. Not everyone can afford to have a dress created and fitted to perfection but an equally viable choice can be to buy off-the-rack and alter that item to perfection, not many will be able to spot the difference.

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APR
20

Be prepared for wedding season

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It’s soon to be the most popular period of the year for people to get married. Have you been asked to be bridesmaid for someone or are you getting married and require alterations to your bridesmaids’ dresses in time for the big day.

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APR
07

Don’t get fit for summer, get fitted

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Summer is fast approaching and with that comes a whole new host of clothing which might not have seen the light of day since last summer. Our bodies fluctuate in size sometimes a surprising amount in a year, so don’t be surprised to find that, a once well fitted shirt no longer looking quite so complimentary. Get prepared in advance, get your favourite summer clothing items out and try them on early, if they don’t fit don’t panic, we are here to help. Although your body shape may have changed, your outfit can do so too, with a few minor tweaks and alterations your attire can be fitting as intended once more. This stands when speaking regarding any item of clothing, it’s a little-known fact that it’s often cheaper to alter a current item of clothing than it is to replace it.

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MAR
22

The key to dressing smart: Alterations

With over 20 years experience in the industry our master tailors and seamstresses are hard to beat when it comes to alterations. This experience is imperative when dealing with such costly and important garments such as a bridesmaid dress, or any other clothing related to big events. If you are in need of bridesmaid dress alterations look no further trust in our experience to perform whatever alterations you are in need of in time for the big day.

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MAR
08

Are you ready for the Alter?

Here at Alterations Boutique our experienced team of seamstresses have been styling, pinning, and stitching wedding related garments for over 20 years.

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FEB
16

Building a wardrobe fit for a king / Queen

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FEB
07

Essential Alterations

There’s nothing more infuriating than a broken zip when it’s cold, wet and windy. Unfortunately, it happens, and for a multitude of reasons zips become jammed or the zip heads broken rendering it useless. We offer the perfect solution, we can take your garment and replace the zip or zip head promising a quick turn-around time for most items. We can also add customised zip heads for adding that personalised, uniqueness to your garments.

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JAN
20

Do you know how your clothing should fit?

You’d be surprised how many people are unaware at how their clothing should fit, maybe you don’t know, but not for long as this guide will inform you of the correct fit for many items of clothing.

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JAN
06

The secret of well-dressed ladies

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Subject to the eye of envy from many is the well-dressed lady.  What’s the secret? Tailoring! Even the most luxurious expensive clothing can be spoilt by ill-fitted shoulders or a sagging waistline.

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DEC
20

Which body type are you?

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Although many of you may have impeccable taste when it comes to outfit choice, many of you are not dressing to compliment your body type. There are plenty of different physiques and it can be hard to pick out which category your body fits into. But once you have decided which one you fit into, it’s time to ensure you fit into your clothing just as well. This could mean balancing your bodies proportions out or highlighting the more flattering areas of your body, regardless we are here to attend to your needs.

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DEC
07

Winter is coming, is your wardrobe winter ready?

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Winter is just around the corner, the cold's already in the air and the frost on the ground, so now more than ever is an important time to ensure your winter wardrobe is ready and looking the part.

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NOV
18

The stressful period leading up to your wedding day..

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Think of the most stressful time of your life and then double it, these are the stress levels we are talking about for most brides during the 1-6 weeks leading up to their wedding day.  Emotions are high, the stakes are high, stress and eventually joy will ensue. With all this emotional cocktail going through some brides minds it can impact greatly on decision making. Lucky for you we are here to remove some of the stress with our bridal alterations service.

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NOV
04

What to do with ill-fitted attire?

Everyone has ill-fitted attire, but alas we are here to change that.

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OCT
17

Alterations for the short(er) man

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All in all, if you’re a short man it can be a difficult task to find a pair of jeans which fit well and compliment your figure. Very few manufacturers cater for the shorter man with the average production size standing at 30” in leg length. Thankfully we have you cohered, with the assistance of our tailors with our Jeans Alterations service, we can alter to a length which fit like intended.

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OCT
05

Avoid these Wedding Disasters!

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A well fitted wedding dress on your big day is a must. More and more so people tend to shop for dresses months before their actual wedding day. In that time leading up to the wedding day anything can happen, we’re only human and our bodies are ever changing, what if you gain or lose some weight? It’s your day, it’s all about you, and an ill-fitted dress shouldn’t be a thing to ruin it. But fear not our Wedding Dress Alterations service has you covered.

We know it’s not only the bride which can have the same problems occur but also the bridesmaids. Like the bride the bridesmaids will also more than likely be trying to lose a few pounds before the wedding day, the dresses you picked out before may not fit quite right come the big day. Small changes in our body are emphasised through the fit of a dress, give your bridesmaids the chance to feel just as beautiful as the bride by using our Bridesmaid Dress Alterations service

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As careful as we can be, accidents happen, if say the brides dress was to split or tear. All panic sets in as the big day looms ever nearer, this needs to be fixed and fast! In no time at all by utilising our Bridal Alterations service our staff can restore calm by having any repairs / alterations complete in time for the wedding day.

Once you’ve had a taste of the improvement altered clothing can bring in complimenting and comforting your figure, and seeing as unfortunately you won’t be able to wear a wedding dress forever, why not look to improve the fit of your regular dresses? By asking a skilled and experienced tailor to perform a few Dress Alterations, a few measurements and then magic begins. 

 

 

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SEP
20

Don't throw away those old garments!

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Re-visit that old coat

Coats are a diverse and fundamental lynchpin to many of our outfits. They can be worn to enhance many outfits all year around. But unfortunately the inevitable happens and we either end up forgetting about and throwing coats to the back of the wardrobe to never see the light of day as we outgrow them, or they pick up the general signs of wear and tear and are thrown away. Have no fear our master tailors are here to save your treasured coat, with a few Coat Alterations we can breathe new life into old coats, bringing them back into the modern day.

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SEP
07

An alteration for every occasion

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High quality real fur can last a lifetime given the right treatment, but sometimes styles age and they can end up in the back of the cupboard. If you have a precious fur coat which you’re looking to prolong the lifespan of we can help you alter it into a more modern fit. Our team of experts have vast experience performing Fur Coat Alterations to manage unsightly tears, splits and general wear / tear.

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A prom dress is something to cherish, to keep and maybe re-wear or pass down to the next generation one day. A perfect prom dress matches your body type, compliments your figure and looks as though it was created just for you. Unfortunately, this is not always the case 10 years later as our bodies change, so must a prom dress. Breathe new life into a prom dress using our Prom Dress Alterations service.

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Correct fitting clothing really does make all the difference for a causal or even a formal occasion such as a ball. Ball gowns are an item which particularly rely upon fit to uphold the look. It might be worth speaking with one of our expert alteration designers to see what they can do for you with our Ball Gown Alterations service.

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Last but not least the skirt, one item which is a popular choice for alterations. The amount of alterations that can be made to a skirt are boundless. Add a waistband to an oversized skirt to prolong the fit, add pockets for functionality, adhere accessories to enhance the look and more. Discuss the options available to you with one of our master seamstress via our Skirt Alterations service

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AUG
22

How does your suit fit?

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We have many years of experience as one of London’s leading tailors. It’s now a popular choice to have clothing altered to pre-long their lifespan and ensure a fit which was intended for the wearer. It is essential that your garments are of the correct size and fit for your body type in order to appropriately compliment your figure. Save money by breathing new life into old suits which are no longer fitting. We specialise in many areas of the industry, one popular area being morning suit alterations.

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We are also often asked to perform trouser alterations. A key piece to many outfits, it’s important to ensure that trousers are neither too tight fitting or hanging too loose. We can also replace / repair broken zips and alter belt loops to completely change the style. There are many options available so whether you’re looking for some ideas or are looking for a fitting contact a member of our staff today and see what can be done.

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We have over 30 years’ experience in suit alterations and adjustments. This can be anything from adjusting the sizing to ensure a more comfortable fit and look, to adding accessories and other elements to completely re-style the suit. This is a popular choice for modernising old suits which have long lost their appeal but may hold sentimental value. Contact one of our tailors today to see what can be done.

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It’s not all about the quality of the garment you’re wearing it’s mostly about how it fits the wearer. This is most certainly the case for dinner suits, we are often approached with requests to perform dinner suit alterations. This can be anything from narrowing the shoulders to replacing the lining, there are many options. Let our tailors loose to work their wonders, you will be surprised with the transformation. There is rarely a trace of evidence that the suit was ever altered in the first place.

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AUG
08

Leave plenty of time for alterations before your big day

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Though the dress is one of the most important aspects of any wedding day, with so much to organise and so many people to manage, putting off crucial wedding dress alterations is all too easy. Fitting appointments get postponed again and again, and before you know it you’re just a couple of days away from walking down the aisle and you still have got your outfit ready. To help ensure you get your dress to the tailor on time, take a quick look at this guide to timely bridal alterations.

Most brides-to-be start shopping for their wedding dresses months before their big day. Finding the perfect dress can take time, so it’s important that you give yourself a good few months to shop around for the ideal gown. Leave it too late, and you could end up with a stressful buying experience or even with a dress you’re not happy with. Once they’ve found their dress, many brides start thinking about what their entourage will wear on the day. Bridesmaids dress alterations can be done weeks before the actual wedding, giving you plenty of time to tick them off of your list of things to do.

Around a month before your wedding day you’ll want to book yourself in for a round of dress alterations. This is when the bulk of the tailoring will happen and the time that you should make any substantial changes to your gown. If you want your hem line taken up, your wait taken in or your sleeves altered in anyway, now’s the time to talk to your tailor and arrange for the work to be carried out. Hopefully at this point you’ll still have a bit of spare time to dedicate to your dress. Leave it any later and you’ll probably be run off your feet with last minute preparations.

A week or so before your wedding you’ll need to make another appointment with your tailor and arrange for the final bridal alterations to be made. By this point, you should just be looking at a few nips and tucks to allow for any weight changes in the proceeding months. These should be pretty easy to take care of and shouldn’t take your tailor too long to complete. To make sure you have plenty of time for all of the alterations you want to achieve, get in touch with a member of our team today. 

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