tailoring vs alterations

Tailoring and alterations are two words that often come up in discussions about clothing. Some people use these words interchangeably, however they are NOT the same things.

Tailoring vs Alterations

Tailoring refers to a clothing item that is custom-fitted for the wearer. Because the clothing is custom-fit, it will look good on the person it was made for. Tailoring is something that most people can’t do for themselves, therefore it comes at a price. However, it can make a huge difference with the look and fit of your clothes, so in the long-run it can be well worth the price.

A well-tailored garment can build confidence and positive self-esteem. There’s a saying, “When your clothes feel good, you feel good.” You can depend of Alexander’s Dry Cleaners to custom-fit your suits, dresses, shirts or any garment that you want to fit and flatter. Stop by our Allen Park, MI store and we will take your measurements wearing your garments to tailor them for you.

Alterations are less extensive changes to the garment that also change the way the garment fits, and are usually focused on one particular fit area. It could be as simple as taking in the waist on a pair of pants or shortening a sleeve. Sometimes alterations are necessary to repair a garment that has given out structurally, such as a fallen hem or missing button.

Alexander’s Dry Cleaners is Allen Park, MI’s premier alteration & repair specialist. We cover all facets of alterations from fit adjustments to garment repairs. Our in-house seamstress has more than 25 years of experience and can do most anything with a needle and thread. From the simplest repair to the most extreme alteration, rest assured we can handle it for you.

The difference between tailoring and alterations is subtle, but it’s worth knowing the difference. In either case, Alexander’s can satisfy any of your tailoring or alteration needs. Visit our store located at 5741 Allen Road in Allen Park, MI, and we’ll be glad to serve you.

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