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Alterations can repair and replace damaged or broken clothing and help restore it to its original condition.

Types of alteration services

The most common reason to visit an alteration shop is to have hems and sleeves adjusted on skirts, dresses, jeans, slacks, shirts, blouses and blazers.

Other popular services include mending and resizing garments. Mending services include repairing holes and tears and replacing broken zippers. Size changes can be achieved by adjusting or adding darts to blouses, dresses, and blazers. Seams can be taken in or let out to improve fit. The waistlines of pants, skirts, and dresses can also be adjusted.

Best fit for pants, dresses, and jackets

Here are best-fit guidelines for men and women:

Ideally, the pant leg falls to the top of the shoe and fabric does not touch the floor.

Jacket and blazer sleeves should fall to the bottom of the wrist bone on the thumb side when arms are resting at both sides. For men, shirt cuffs ideally fall one-fourth to one-half of an inch lower than the blazer sleeve to show a show minimal cuff.

An empire waist flatters women with fuller hips and a smaller torso by bringing attention to the waist. An empire waist also flatters straight female silhouettes by creating the impression of a curvy figure.

Custom, or bespoke, tailoring

Custom tailoring is the process of making clothing to fit an individual and differs considerably from alterations made to a ready-made piece of clothing.

Custom tailors, also known as bespoke, or made-to-order tailors or dressmakers, are highly knowledgeable about how to get a good fit, and about sewing and clothing construction methods. They often work in specialty clothing boutiques and family-owned businesses, or as independent tailors.

Costs depend on the type of item, type of fabric and embellishments, amount of detail requested and prices of the specific tailor. Shirts generally cost at least $100, pants cost at least $250 and the jackets are at least $350.

Custom tailoring takes between one to six months, depending on the amount of detail and garment type.

Tips for finding a tailor:

Research and get recommendations

In addition to consulting Angie’s List, ask friends and family for recommendations for dressmakers or tailors. Ask your favorite dry cleaners if they have an alternation or tailoring staff or could make recommendations since they often work with expensive, custom-made clothing.

Seek specialties

Ask whether a sewing professional has to experience creating the kind of garment you want. Ask to see photos or examples of the dressmaker’s or tailor’s work.

Ask for quotes

As noted above, custom-made clothing can be very expensive. However, the price depends on several things, including the type of garment you want, the complexity of the pattern, whether you need a pattern made for you, and the fabric used. If you have to undergo numerous fittings, that will increase the cost. Ask for an estimate before commissioning any work.

Expect fittings

You’ll be called in at least once or twice for fittings. Fittings take time, so you may want to look for a seamstress or tailor who works close to where you live or work.

Cost-saving tip: If you can’t afford custom-made clothing, having store bought-clothes professionally altered can be a good compromise. The secret of many well-dressed people is that they take their moderately priced clothing into a dry cleaner, seamstress or tailor for alterations for a close to custom fit.

Restyling services

Sewing experts can provide additional services, including restyling clothes and repairing fine leather. Restyling keeps clothes current. Sewing experts who provide this service can convert necklines to accent the chest or elongate the neck. They can turn a dress into a skirt or alter the style of the sleeves to create a fresh look.

Minor fine leather repairs involve carefully weaving new stitches to blend into the fabric. Extensive damage to a leather garment may require new material to replace the original leather.

Fur care

Work with a reputable fur salon before deciding to buy a fur coat. It’s best to hire a professional to repair, clean and store your precious fur.

 

DIY tailoring

DIY tailoring is not as simple or easy as it sounds. Sewing a hem or stitching a seam is not tailoring. To get the fit and lay you want for your clothes to fit right usually requires a sewing machine, serger, seam breaker, sewing mannequin, irons, and various other seamtress tools. Tailors even use specific type of sissors called shears.

For most consumers, it’s not worth an investment in tools or material. Not the mention the damage that can be done by incorrectly cutting a piece of fabric or finished garment. If you’re not willing to learn or don’t have the patience to apart seam, leave it to the professionals.

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Let’s celebrate this blissful New Year. happy Christmas. – From -Joe’s Organic Cleaners

 

Christmas is a season of great joy: a time for remembering the past and hoping for the future.

May the glorious message of peace and love fill you with joy during this wonderful season.

This time of year brings festivities and family fun.

It is a time for reminiscing and looking forward.

Wishing you wonderful memories during this joyous season.

Joe ‘s Cleaners pick up and Delivery from your area

Joe ‘s Cleaners pick up from your area. Delivery once a week or two every week in your area.

Westbury, Old Westbury, and Garden City are available at any time,

and other villages will decide after consultation and cover 5 miles.

This week, three new customers in Garden City and one customer in Mineola will be added.

Joe’s dry cleaners will do his best. Thank you very much.

 

Be sure to check your vehicle before hitting the road this summer

It’s Vehicle Safety Week!

 

Be sure to check your vehicle before hitting the road this summer.

Whether you’re spending a day at Jones Beach or Grafton State Park, or planning a trip to Niagara Falls, all New Yorkers are urged to make sure their vehicles are as ready as they are.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared the week of May 22-29 as Vehicle Safety Week in the Empire State. He urges all New Yorkers to have their vehicles examined to check brake and radiator fluids, that tires are properly inflated, that your windshield wipers are not worn, and that everything is in good working order. He also encouraged people to check safercar.gov to check for any recalls that might affect their vehicles.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are 11,000 crashes every year as a result of faulty tires alone including 200 fatalities. The website safercar.govdetails what recalls are in effect for vehicles so that motorists can quickly get them repaired or parts replaced.

“Just as a family checks to make sure all the suitcases are properly packed and that there is sufficient bug spray and sunscreen, it is even more important to take the time to make sure the vehicle is working properly,” said DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner Terri Egan.  “Nothing ruins a vacation like being stranded at the side of the road or, worse, being in an easily preventable accident. We want all New Yorkers’ vacations to be memorable for the right reasons, not the wrong ones.”

It is also recommended that New Yorkers keep a summer travel safety kit in their car with windshield wiper fluid, jumper cables, a tire pressure gauge, hazard road markers, a flashlight, phone charger and water and snacks for passengers in case you are stranded. When checking that the tires on the car are properly inflated, make sure the spare tire is also in good condition in case you need it.

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Our Cleaners Benefits of the System Include (Using SystemK4 Solvent)

  • Tested to be dermatologically safe and non-toxic
  • No fabric color loss
  • Safe on delicate fabrics, sequins, beading and other embellishments commonly adorning wedding dresses.
  • Extended garment life
  • Excellent cleaning power on water soluble (food, grass and dirt) and lipophilic (oils, fat and grease) stains
  • Keeps whites white and keeps colors vibrant
  • Superior protection against future “yellowing” or “graying” of fabric
  • Leaves your dress with a fresh smelling scent and removes all odors (even smoke)

 

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Storage Clothes Joe's Cleaners

 

The space in your home is not infinite. Clutter can be your wardrobe’s worst enemy, leading to wrinkles and insect damage that could bring an untimely end to some of
your most treasured articles

With that in mind, Joe’s Organic Cleaners provides a seasonal storage service to ensure that your closet doesn’t overcrowd and that your garments stay clean, safe and secure.
At the storage facility, you can be assured that your clothes will not fall victim to harsh weather, wrinkling, or moths. You may drop off your clothes dirty, but when you pick them up they will be fresh, clean, and revitalized.