Do you have a favorite winter coat or jacket, a pair of jeans, or a skirt but don't wear it anymore because the zipper is broken? Bring your garment to the store and let us fix your favorite piece. There is no need to let your jacket rot in your closet or even worse, through it out.
and we can perform many more alterations. These are just some of the most requested services at our establishment.
Dresses are one of the most complicated garments we have available today. There are a various styles of dresses such as Aline dresses, Halter dresses, gowns, cocktail dresses, Maxi dresses and much more styles.
These different styles of dresses that are available to the public are constructed differently therefore they required different kinds of techniques when performing alterations to be able to keep their silhouette. Dry cleaners are simply not equipped with the knowledge required to perform the level of tailoring required for these kinds of garments. Dresses must be handled and tailored by a master tailor.
We get asked very often how long it will take to finish dress alterations. This really depends on the extent of the alterations being done, for simple alterations one visit and a week or week and a half will suffice. Yes, we are that fast! Some dresses that require more work or specialty tailoring require about 2 fittings with our tailor.
One very important point to add is that you should always bring your undergarments with you as well as your shoes and any other accessories to ensure accurate fitting.
- Making dresses fit tighter(taking sides in)
If the dress is too loose in general or loose in some areas but tight or fits good in others. We can offer dress alterations for specific parts of the dress only. This is possible due to our highly trained tailors.
- Shortening the hem:
It is common for dress manufacturers to make dress hems extra long so they will also fit most customers heights. Shortening the hem is the most common alteration and we do it to almost every customer that comes to visit us.
- Taking in/Letting out the Hips and Waist:
We all have very unique and beautiful bodies therefore it is really hard to find a dress off the rack that fits perfectly.
It is a very common alteration to take in or let out the sides seams of a wedding dress. It is usually easier to take the dress in than to let it out but with our expertise level, we can add space with multiple techniques we've acquired over the years if the dress fits snug.
It is very important to make sure that the dress is well-fitting on the waist, bust, and hips since these are the key points to achieving the perfect silhouette.
- Taking Chest in:
Many store-bought dresses are quite generous when it comes to chest size. Most of the time the shape around the chest might need some tailoring so that the neckline won't make a gutter when you look down.
- Shortening the Straps:
Some dresses are made with a little longer shoulder straps to make the dress fit a wider range of individuals. Shortening the straps is a fairly easy alteration and should definitely be done to guarantee a comfortable fit.
- Altering the Back:
A very common alteration is to tailor the back of the dress. You may want the dress to be open in the back or build a lace back to a strapless dress, the possibilities are endless. This is in fact one of our favorite types of alterations as it requires a schooled eye to design and make a plan for the back.
- Shortening the Sleeve:
- Pants Hemmed:
- Cuffed or Plain Hem:
- Full Break
- Medium Break
- No Break
- Take Sides in of Jacket:
Our priority is the quality of our custom-made garments, Our materials are carefully imported from some of the finest mills around the globe. Our canvas are made of high-end materials such as carefully selected horsehair. Our canvas give our custom suits the ultimate natural drape on the user's body shape. This type of experience is what sets the custom-made suit experience with us apart from the rest.
AlbertGerald carries some of the best quality fabrics. Loro Piana, also known as "The Gift of Kings", is one of the finest Merino Wools in the world, coming from the best Merino sheep in Australia and New Zealand. Vitale Barberis, Zegna, and a wide variety of hand-made wool fabrics from various regions of the world such as Italy, England, and more.
Our master tailor, Hilda Diaz, has enabled her own techniques for custom measurements along with pattern making for custom suits, custom shirts, custom pants, custom dresses, and more.
All AlbertGerald Custom garments are hand-sewn in our own TailorShop in Somerset. One of many benefits of being able to hand sew the garments in our own Shop is we can make sure every garment is produced to the highest possible standard.
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The big event is almost here! running errands to get ready may look something like this. Accessories are already ordered, hair and makeup appointment is already scheduled. The main and most important part of this special evening is the dress! Have you bought the perfect dress at your favorite retailer? Great! next is very important, prom alterations!
Keep in mind this is just not any night and simply buying a dress that fits great will not showcase to your peers this is the best version you are presenting on this night.
Time and time again you hear outstanding figures such as Serena Williams, Michelle Obama, etc say the following; People who put emphasis on detail will most likely succeed in life. Prom alterations are no different. A great fitting dress is great but a dress tailored specifically to your body is paying attention to detail. Getting your prom dress altered is guaranteed to bring out the most confidence, serenity, and well-put-together version of yourself.
AlbertGerald has 30+ years of experience and we specialize in prom dress alterations. Avoid horror stories at inexperienced locations or dry cleaners that offer tailoring as an extra stream of revenue. Call today and talk to Master Tailors who specialize in one thing, Tailoring. Call now!
Services offered for prom alterations:
Open/close/create dress slits.
Literally any customization thinkable in your brain we can do it.
Sides in jacket.
Taper Sleeves (make slimmer)
Waist in/out pants.
Taper legs (make slimmer)