AUG
24

Autumn is coming!

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The end of next month will see us move into the autumnal equinox, swapping our short and t-shirts combinations for jeans and jumpers. For many of us a whole year may have passed since we last tried on many items of our autumn wardrobes, and many of us may find items don’t still fit quite as well as they did the year before. This is a very common occurrence and one which we can easily rectify for you. Whether you’re looking to re-model your entire wardrobe or require something more specific such as bridesmaid dress alterations, our dedicated and skilled team are ready to be of service.

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AUG
17

The secret to a perfect wardrobe

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Regardless of the quality of your attire or the brands which they hail from the key element of any good outfit for a man or a woman is how it fits the person wearing it. We have been providing an alterations service for over 30 years and have seen it all. Whether you require some last minute bridesmaid dress alterations or something as simple as a zipper repaired, we have the expertise to help you on your way to an idealic wardrobe.

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AUG
10

Wedding Alteration Specialists

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Here at alterations boutique we have established ourselves as London’s leading wedding alterations provider due to our personalised one-to-one service and attention to the details. If you have a wedding coming up soon and are therefore in search of someone to alter your attire to perfection, look no further. We have over 30 years of experience in the industry and consider ourselves to of seen it all by now, there’s nothing we don’t have the expertise to handle. Throughout the process you will be allocated a tailor / seamstress who will work tirelessly with your from start to end. Whether it’s a few bridesmaid dress alterations or something more niche, contact us today to book an appointment for a fitting and begin your journey towards the perfect wedding.

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AUG
03

Summer Styles

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Summer is upon us which means breaking out the summer wardrobe for the first time in whole year, we understand that for the most of us we might not fit perfectly back into the garments which did fit perfectly the year before. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean discarding your favourite clothing and purchasing a new wardrobe, that could prove to be costly, we have a more affordable solution, alterations. With a few alterations to your favourite garments we can fit you once again as they were originally intended to do so, contact us today to see what can be done to save your summer wardrobe. We also understand that to alter every item of clothing from the off-set may not be affordable either so why not alter the key diverse items which you’ll be making the most use of. Have a read with us about what we suggest as the lynchpins for any stylish wardrobe. Check out our dress alterations page for more information.

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JUL
21

Get the right fit

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There’s nothing that pains us more than seeing an outfit which is ill-fitted to the person wearing it. It’s not all about the quality of the garment you’re wearing it’s mostly about how it fits the individual. Individual being the key word, each person has a different body type form the next, we are not all one-size. However, we have the solution, with a few alterations to any off-the-rack garment we can alter them to compliment your body type rather than negate it. Let our tailors loose to work their wonders, you will be surprised with the transformation. Let’s look at a few popular garments to get altered and what can be achieved.

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JUL
04

Everyday Alterations

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Why put up with clothing which doesn’t fit quite right? By dedicating a small amount of time to a trip to the tailors you can soon have a wardrobe fit for a king or queen. Most men make the effort to get a nice suit altered and likewise women will generally do the same for wedding related attire, mainly seeking bridesmaid dress alterations. Why stop there when you can slowly transform your wardrobe into one which looks and feels good to wear. The main reason for this is generally down to lack of awareness and a common misconception that alterations are expensive when mostly they aren’t at all.

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JUN
06

Don't settle for anything less than perfection

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Most items of clothing you pick up off a rack in a store will more than likely not fit you in one way or another due to standards in sizing which only fit a small minority of people perfectly. However, this doesn’t mean you must settle on clothing forever not quite fitting correctly in one way or another, with a few alterations we can transform any item of clothing to match your physique to perfection.  

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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 wedding dress or 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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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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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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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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JUL
21

Alterations aren’t Just for Special Occasions - Make the Most of Your Everyday Wardrobe

All too often, we put up with trousers, jeans, jackets and shirts that are slightly the wrong fit just because we don’t have the time or the energy to do something about it. Though most men will make an effort to get a good suit altered to fit, especially if there’s a special occasion coming up, many people will forgo basic trouser alterations that could transform the way their everyday wardrobe looks and feel. If you’re one of the millions of men around the country making do will ill-fitting outfits, here are just a few ways that investing in alterations could revolutionise your look and your wardrobe.

Finding jeans that fit your body shape perfectly, and that complement your look and your age, can be difficult. Even the best quality denims can sit awkwardly in certain places, detracting from your stylish appearance. Luckily, simple but effective jeans alterations are easy and straightforward. Just a few nips, tucks and cuts can transform the look and fit of a pair of jeans, giving you a stylish addition to your wardrobe and a piece of clothing that’s suitable for any casual or smart casual occasion.

Likewise, though men will often go to the effort of having a shirt altered for a wedding, gala dinner or other important event, many don’t get their everyday work shirts altered to fit. However, as shirt alterations are affordable, fast and effective, investing in a few basic nips and tucks could work wonders for work outfits of every kind. Not only will good quality alterations help an outfit to look more stylish, it will also help you to feel more confident, something that could help to improve your image in the workplace and even give your career a boost.

As well as altering wardrobe staples like shirts, trousers and suits, it’s also possible to give accessories a brand new lease of life with a few carefully made leather alterations. Whether you have a good quality leather coat in the back of your wardrobe that needs a little TLC, or leather bag that you want to bring back to life, you can revamp and rejuvenate your leather accessories with a few basic alterations. Though alterations are great for special occasions, there’s no need to neglect the rest of your wardrobe. Bring your work suits, accessories and jeans to us and we’ll ensure you look great every day of the week. 

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