You have been invited to an elite party. You have a first date. A holiday is approaching. Whatever the special occasion may be, you want to look your best. What should you wear? Your favorite look is vintage. The challenge is finding vintage clothing that fits you well and is in good condition. Alterations in Seattle, WA can help with this challenge. You no longer have to find the perfect garment. Your tailor will perfect it for you!
As you shop for the vintage outfit you’d love to see yourself in, keep in mind the potential options that alterations offer.
It’s okay if it’s worn
You don’t have to put it back on the rack if an item is showing signs of age. Broken buttons? Damaged zipper? Ripped seams? No problem! These imperfections are simple repairs for a tailor. Go ahead and buy that ‘60s dress. Your tailor can have it fixed up in plenty of time for your special occasion.
Quick tip: Get creative with buttons. This can completely transform the look of an article of clothing.
Size doesn’t matter
One of the biggest challenges with shopping vintage clothing is the limited selection of sizing. Even if it is your typical size, the style may be so different from today that it doesn’t fit properly. Fortunately, alterations make size nearly irrelevant. A tailor can take in seams, shorten lengths, add fabric to increase size and perform many other tricks to make the garment “just right.”
Quick tip: Transform a plain top that is a bit snug by adding panels of your favorite fabric to each side seam.
Repurposing is a possibility
Did you find a long-sleeve shirt made of amazing fabric? You know the pattern would look great on you, but you were looking for something to wear in July. Or perhaps you found a men’s shirt that matches your shoes, but are not sure what use you have for it. Remember the magic of repurposing. Your tailor can alter the winter shirt to be worn as a cute summer top. The shirt can be made into a handbag to carry when you wear those shoes you were thinking of.
Quick tip: Men’s shirts can also be crafted into a skirt. Silk ties can become adorable headbands.
Vintage is a unique experience
Buying vintage clothing offers many benefits. First, it can be a fun and exciting experience. Finding a hidden gem on the rack or getting a bargain buy is always delightful. Second, it saves money. Purchasing a vintage item and altering it to fit your style can be much more affordable than selecting a designer item from today’s options. Finally, vintage clothing allows you to sport a unique look so you stand out with a style all your own.
Quick tip: Ask your tailor to recommend what items would work best for your frame.
Trust your vintage style to the pros
Expert tailors at Diane’s Alterations & Tailoring are ready to customize your vintage finds to make you look your best. Stop in today for all your vintage alterations in Seattle, WA.