Gallery

 

Welcome to our gallery! Please take a look at the sampling of some of our services. We're still under construction, but please enjoy our work! 

 

Thank you for checking us out. If you have any questions, please contact us, and we'll be glad to chat with you!

Alterations

 

Our alterations are competitively priced, but did you know that there are different methods to achieve the same result? Upon closer inspection, not all results are truly the same. Our master tailor will give each garment the attention it deserves, taking no short-cuts. Her extensive knowledge of fabrics and notions will ensure satisfaction.

 

 

Gown Alteration - Lengthen Bodice

 

This beautiful beaded gown had received a prior alteration resulting in a misshapen bodice which was pulled too tightly by the shoulder straps. (BEFORE)

We corrected this by reshaping the bodice to fit the bust, lengthening the shoulder straps, and removing the fabric edging from the gown The resulting fit is lovely.

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Formal Gown Alteration

 

This gown was made in another country specifically for the customer. Eileen’s assistance was requested, in which she redesigned and resized the bodice, placing the right amount of detail. The gown owner was overjoyed with the transformation.  

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Formal Gown Alteration

 

This customer asked to transform this two-piece gown into one, as well as shorten the length.  Eileen joined the midriff and waistband selvages together to form a single decorative waistband and then tapered the skirt to maintain the integrity of the original design.

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Pant Hem Double-Stitch

 

The tension wasn't set correctly on this stretch fabric which resulted in an uneven hem.

 

Our company uses the double needle technique, which is a standard when sewing with stretch fabrics.  The end result is a smooth hem that could stretch and contract with the fabric without puckering or breaking.

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Formal Gown Alteration

 

This bodice resizing required use of the original material. Eileen included a corset in her redesign to enable flexibility for comfort as well as to maintain the integrity of the original design.

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Suit Jacket Arm Sleeve Shorten

 

The sleeve of this jacket was shortened, and the buttons were originally moved and resewn through the jacket lining. 

 

(Inside jacket sleeve lining on top; Outside jacket sleeve on bottom).

 

We realigned and sewed the buttons only to the jacket fabric. thus leaving the lining unbound and more comfortable for the wearer.

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Original Jean Hem

 

The original hem of these jeans were removed to shorten the legs, and then reattached. The reattachment seam is very tastefully placed, and practically invisible!

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Skirt - Even Hem

 

This beautiful vintage skirt came from the tailor with the skirt hem stretched and uneven. We straightened and restitched the hem to enable the skirt to regain its beautiful form.

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Shirt - Cuff Enhancement

 

The customer wanted to add "discrete" pizazz to this button-down blue shirt.

We achieved this by placing matching "fun" print on the inside cuff. Conservative when sleeves are down; Playful when sleeves are casually rolled up.

Pant Hem Double-Stitch

 

The tension wasn't set correctly on this stretch fabric which resulted in loose stitching.

 

Our company uses the double needle technique, which is a standard when sewing with stretch fabrics.  The end result is a smooth hem that could stretch and contract with the fabric.

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Knitted Sweater - Weave Repair

 

We rewove the fabric of our customer's favorite sweater, and gave it many more years to love!

Another Knit - Weave Repair

 

The hole is buried at the pinpoint!

Fedora Embellishment -

Ribbon Band

 

The customer who purchased this hat came to us to add some pizazz.  

We stretched a piece of ribbon with heat to curve itself  into a hat band. The result is beautiful!

Window Drapery - Conversion to Grommet Style

 

Our customer had several flat panel window drapes which were hung by drapery pins. Unfortunately, the panels did not flow well. She wanted the drape folds to flow with symmetry..."beautiful without effort". We achieved this look by converting the flat panels into the grommet-style drape.. The folds flowed symmetrically and became a wonderful enhancement to her room.

Custom Clothing

 

We are proud to share our custom clothing lines. Young men have requested our GenZ Wear color-blocked shirts. These custom shirts are playful and unique, each tailored to the wearer. The “Grandma” embroidered clothing line gives the proud moms, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and aunts a chance to show-off their families in one beautiful statement. The custom formal gowns and dresses are as delightful to wear as they are to design. 

 

 

Custom Shirt - GenZ Wear

 

Stylish tailored shirt for young men. This color-blocked, button-down shirt is made of 100% cotton and has long sleeves with one button at the cuff. Each GenZ Wear item possesses a unique mark: A monkey face button polishes the unique character of this shirt.

Formal Wear Onesie

 

This darling formal wear for a one-year old boy needed a shirt, tie, and pocket square to complete his formal look.

 

We designed a dress shirt onesie of 100% cotton, with a Velcro fastener at the crotch. It has a pointed collar, sleeve plackets and button closure cuffs to match Daddy's shirt. The pocket square and neck tie are made of polyester satin.

 

Put it all together, and he's ready to capture hearts out on the town.

Personalized “Grandma” Embroidered Sweatshirt - 

 

The “Grandma” embroidered clothing line gives the proud moms, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and aunts a chance to show-off their families in one beautiful statement.

 

Our most popular piece of clothing is the white sweatshirt (50/50 Poly/Cotton). The names of your family members are proudly displayed in 1 of 5 designs. This is a customizable piece due to the design selection. Please contact our Tailor.for information and placement of your order.

Custom Gown - Red Organiza

 

This gown was designed through the eyes of the customer for a Quinceanera. The red sparkle organza was layered on top of red polyester taffeta to create the billowing skirt. Ultimate fullness was achieved by using a 3 tiered hooped petticoat.

Custom Dress - Guest of Wedding

 

This two-layered burnt-polyester satin flounce dress was designed for a guest of a wedding. The back cut-out gives this classic style a youthful twist.

Costumes

 

Costumes are a wonderful way to creatively explore play time and special events, for all ages! Costumes are custom, and prices start at $50 for children's costumes, and $100 for adults. 

 

 

Puppy Patrol - Child's Costume

 

This adorable jacket and matching bag was made for a 5-year old child. The fabric is 100% polyester "Polar Fleece"."Happy Halloween" was embroidered with "glow in the dark" thread. 

Costumes for Dance Company

 

These vests with integrated sheer faux shirts were custom sown for a dance company ballet performance. The vests are made of 100% poly brocade with functioning buttons.

Adult Costumes - Snow White and Belle

 

These full-length costume gowns are made of 100% polyester with zipper closures (not velcro). Snow White also comes with a detachable cape.

Costumes - Fifties Theme

 

This blast-from-the-past costume was created for a school play set in the 1950's. Design and embroidery by Eileen.

Embroidery

 

Embroidery design is one of our specialties. If you have an embroidery need for Irish dance dresses, sports jerseys, special occasion linen, or bridal pillows, we'd love to help you. Here are some examples of our work. 

 

Athletic Sportwear - SF Giant Jacket

 

This jacket required installation of an array of league patches as well as direct sewn-on embroidery dates (for each year of championship).

 

Holiday Spirit in the Workplace (or home)!! - Embroidered Apron

 

Whistle while you work! Liven up holiday spirits by turning your everyday apron to a bright and cheerful source of inspiration.

Banner, Blanket, or Wall-Hanging: Family Crest

 

This beautiful family crest is embroidered on a 100% polyester fleece blanket and lined with poly cotton broadcloth. The actual size of the crest is 11.5" in height, and 8.25" in width. 

 

The crest can be embroidered on functional use fabric such as this blanket, or on wool (such as tartan plaid), linen, or velvet for the finer framed (family heirloom) wall hanging.

 

Prices for the crests are variable, based upon size, fabrics, and thread types.

Polo Style Shirt - Logo Embroidery

 

Smartly placed logos and contact information support the advertising desires of this sports event.

Team Sports Embroidery - Cheer team backpack

 

School and team spirit knows no bounds with this bright and energizing cheer team embroidered backpack. 

Embroidered Keepsake

 

This embroidered keepsake was designed by a mother for her daughter, reflecting 4 consecutive years as high school cheerleader.

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