Georgia’s daughter got her a tailoring giftcard as a gift so she could bring something in to revamp. She brought in this jacket from her closet that she has had for many years. She originally purchased it from a weaver who not only make the jacket but also the fabric. Her weaving was absolutely amazing, but her garment construction and tailoring was not quite on the same level.
Jaqueline came to us with a beautiful vintage dress that had belonged to her mother. Made from midnight navy silk organza and faille, it was gorgeous! But there were some minor fitting issues, and Jaqueline felt like she was wearing a costume. Our mission was to perfect the tailoring, and make the dress feel more modern, while still paying homage to its fabulous 50s flair.
This creative repair is really a rescue. The shirt below was involved in a drinking incident. Here’s how it went down… One guy believed his buddy was too “buttoned-up” for the party. That guy wanted to help his buddy out, and this happened No now, c’mon folks, we’ve all been there! However, this was his favorite shirt, so he brought it to us to fix. Honestly, this is the best creative repair story we’ve ever heard!
Julie brought in a dress that she purchased at Remix on Capitol Hill before they, sadly, closed. The dress was adorable, and she was hoping to wear it to a masquerade, but the main problem – it was sooo tiny! If we were to make this work we needed to get creative and add several inches. Initially, we believed it to be a lost cause, then I started blurting out different options, this one being the last:
Katherine came in with a few items and this jean dress stuck out because it had so much potential! She had it in her closet for quite some time, but it was too small to zip up, the black band was trying to pull itself free from the dress (gotta love crappy construction from the factories!), and those buttons were just meant to get stuck on something and rip a hole in the dress.
This customer profile has 2 revamps! That’s right, Jamie’s got two items, you’ll see why in a sec, so be sure you get to the bottom of this post! The first was her sister’s dress. It had stains on the bottom but both Jamie & her sis agreed, it had some potential with that awesome pattern. We brainstormed a few creative repairs, but all of the options would look like we were trying too hard (you never want a creative repair to look forced!).
Lindsay came to us with a few of her mother’s old blazers that were oversized and boxy. She wanted them to fit in with her modern wardrobe, and she had one jacket in particular that grabbed my attention–how can you go wrong with a statement fire-engine red blazer?! As you can see the fit was just way to big for her.