You've probably made a couple of trips to a tailor in your life to require in (or let out) a dress or to shorten a pair of pants. (And if you're petite, this errand is perhaps one with which you're extremely familiar.) But these skilled artisans can do such a lot quite just hike up a hem.
Altering the Arm
While it's going to seem pretty obvious that you simply can have your sleeves made slimmer if they’re too big, there are a number of options for sleeves that are too small also . If your garment is just too tight near the armhole, the tailor can drop it to make more room. He also can use the additional fabric allowance within the seam to loosen the arms a touch , or maybe remove the sleeves completely to rework it into a tank style.
Creating a special Neckline
Absolutely love love a top or a dress but hate how the neckline doesn’t exactly flatter your flat chest (or large chest, or narrow shoulders, or broad shoulders...)? Reinvent it! Your tailor can work with you to modify up the neckline—say, removing the collar from a button-down or turning a crewneck into a boatneck—so it provides the foremost flattering silhouette, or simply the proper amount of modesty (or lack thereof).
If you’ve ever scored a tremendous pair of vintage jeans, you’ve likely realized they also often accompany a less-than-amazing fit despite their irresistible cool factor. Don’t despair! A tailor can adjust almost every single aspect of your jeans until they appear like they were made for you (because by the time he or she is completed , they're going to have been). the sole requirement is that the denim should suit you well through the widest a part of your hips. (Don’t worry about the particular waistband since which will be altered also .) The legs are often tapered to your personal specifications, the hems are often raised or lowered, and—here’s the simplest part—the seat are often shaped to flatter your curves. Consider this the top of “Mom jeans.”
Adding A Zipper
That dress that you simply always avoid because it’s just an excessive amount of of a struggle to urge into? Your tailor can add a zipper to it—problem solved. For an edgy look, invite an exposed zipper. Or, if you’d rather not change the looks of the garment, stick with a hidden side zipper. One small caveat: Because this addition requires a touch extra fabric allowance from within the garment, this alteration works best on pieces that also are being taken in. And, of course, your tailor can repair a broken zipper, so you'll bring that old skirt back out of retirement.
Maybe you’re still holding onto a favourite pair of pants from a couple of (ok, a lot) of years ago, when pleat-fronts were all the craze . or even they’re a recent purchase but those pleats just aren’t doing great things for your hips. Ask a tailor to require them out entirely, or reconstruct them to make a sleeker, more modern look, then adjust the front of the pant to get more smoothly (read: flatteringly).