Some Examples of
what we do ......
For gentleman from Dunnington .....
had a pair of very expensive
trousers that were a little bit too tight. After trying them
on for me, I saw that I could gain some more room if I let out the
back seam. This gave me an additional ĹĒ but I needed to do
something else to allow more room. There were two darts on
either side of the zip. I undid one on each side and the fit
was perfect. However, the next problem was the waistband.
There just wasnít enough of it. To over come this stumbling
block, I halved the width of the original waist band and, hey
presto, there was ample fabric and the ĺĒ waistband didnít seem out
of place or odd. I am glad to say that this was a very
form York .....
This is a lovely, very petite lady who always has trouble with
trousers. She called me again recently and asked me to call as she
had bought another pair. As per usual, they fit perfectly round the
waist but the hips and the legs flapped around her like sails.
I started by adjusting the hips, which meant that the legs had to
be tapered down to the hem along the outside seam. The next stage
was to work with the inside legs. As the trousers were a good fit
around the crotch, I had to taper the inside seam down to the hem.
By doing the alterations this way, I was able to follow the grain
of the fabric to the original pattern and thus ensured that they
from York .....
A close friend from primary school and now a valued customer called
me the other night because she had bought a maxi dress that needed
shortening. She called round and put the dress on for me to look
at. I noticed that it hung down lower in the front than the back
and at first I thought it was the way she was wearing it. However,
on closer inspection, I noticed that it had been shabbily made and
the hem actually did hang lower in the front. As she had bought it
from a shop on Teeside, she couldnít just pop it back for a refund,
so asked me to sort it. This was easily corrected and I had another
For a customer in Hull .....
Modified trousers for a gentleman with one leg shorter than
the other. In addition to taking up the hem, he wanted the legs
tapering to make them narrower
And for another customer also in Hull .....
This lady really loved the fabric of her dress but felt that it
needed bringing up to date. After a short consultation and a chat
over a cup of tea, I suggested that I take out some of the fullness
from the skirt, shorten it so that it could be worn as a tunic over
trousers or leggings and then shorten the sleeves. She was really
pleased with the finished product. You can read her comments on the
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