Are you prepared for St. Patrick’s Day with festive green attire? Whether you need the perfect shamrock-covered shirt or customized green jeans, affordable alterations in Seattle, WA can help make it happen. Your leprechaun look will be complete.
Why do we celebrate?
Truth be told, St. Patrick wasn’t Irish. He was born in Britain around A.D. 390. Patrick was kidnapped at 16 and taken to Ireland, where he was forced to tend sheep as a slave. After seven years, he escaped, only to return to Ireland after getting ordained as a priest. He spent the rest of his life working to convert the Irish to Christianity. After his death, mythology slowly grew and he was eventually honored as the patron saint of Ireland.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations today are a far cry from its origins. A minor religious holiday in Ireland until the 1970s, it was simply a feast day, when families would celebrate with a large meal. The celebration we know today was invented by Irish-Americans. It became a way to not only honor the saint but create bonds of Irish solidarity and display pride in ethnic identity.
Proudly displaying your green
Now, whether Irish, British or any other nationality, people across the spectrum don their green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This comes in many forms, from elaborate costumes to formal attire to “Kiss Me I’m Irish” t-shirts. Whatever you’re wearing this year, affordable alterations can help make you look great for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
Before your big party, parade, or evening out, you may need to make adjustments to the green-wear you have selected. Minor alterations can make a huge impact on how your party clothes fit. And, these don’t have to break your costume budget. Diane’s Alterations & Tailoring provides affordable alterations in Seattle, WA.
What should you alter?
Common alterations include hemming a pair of pants or jeans. But, have you considered altering your clothing in other ways to make them more flattering? Shortening a shirt or adding a shirttail hem can make a huge difference in how the garment looks on you. Or, if a shirt is too big in the sleeves, you don’t have to wear it baggy. Ask your tailor to slim it down.
Do you have a shirt that is perfect in length and chest size, but could be more flattering at the waist? Have a tailor take in the shirt at the side seams. You’ll accentuate your tiny waist that was previously lost in the fabric. Or, perhaps your blouse could use some improved fit at the bust line. Your tailor can add darts to achieve your desired look. No matter what adjustments you make, your tailor will know how to keep you looking sharp on St. Patrick’s Day and every day of the year.
All these options and more are available to create the perfect look for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Visit Diane’s Alterations & Tailoring today for all your affordable alterations in Seattle, WA.