Updates from the Gingers

Hi all!

Kristen and I are officially set up and doing business in our respective home studios, and wanted to update everyone with our contact info! We appreciate the continued support and work requests coming into our info@gingerrootdesign.com account, but as we are phasing out this email address, please direct any future correspondence to us directly.

Kristen’s company “reTHINK Tailoring” is focusing exclusively on vintage, thrifted, damaged, or outdated garments from the closet. Please email her a short description of your desired project to kristen@rethinktailoring.com , and she’ll let you know her availability. *NOTE* She is not working on any new garments, NO EXCEPTIONS, so please do not contact her about that.

Contact Erin for any bridal, special occasion, or vintage alterations or revamping. You can schedule an appointment with her company “Confetti Tailoring” by emailing erin@confettitailoring.com or call her at (202) 643- 8414.

Thank you so much, and we’ll get back to your direct emails as soon as we possibly can!

Happy spring!

Kristen and Erin


Ginger Root is Closing on March 7th

Thank you to all of our wonderful customers and clients who have frequented our tailoring shop over the past 5 years! We’ve always appreciated you, and are proud that we’ve never once needed to advertise. Your word of mouth built our business, and we’re so grateful! You’ve always had our back as we transformed throughout the years, and we’re excited to announce the next big news:

We are both pregnant!! And while we have absolutely loved our journey at Ginger Root, it is time for us to take another step forward as we each grow our families.

So, what does that mean?! We are winding things down at our U Street space, and we will be closing Ginger Root Design in March. We will still be tailoring right here in DChowever, out of our individual spaces (though we’re sure to collaborate still from time to time).  As we both have different specialties, we are taking this as an opportunity to do what we do best!

Erin has launched Confetti Tailoring, a tailoring service for bridal, formal, and vintage. In addition to gown alterations, she’ll continue to work with brides and other ladies who want to re-imagine their mom’s wedding dresses, special occasion garments, or vintage pieces. Confetti will also be able to produce custom special occasion dresses for flower girls and attendants, as well as color-coordinated groomsmen/bridesmaid accessories.

Kristen is refocusing on her passion for recycling garments. Available for house calls or appointments at her home tailoring studio, she will be working under the name reTHINK Tailoring, collaborating with individuals who have old items in need of updating, recycling, and repairing. Kristen will also make time for design, especially her new project developing re-sizeable kids clothing.

We will be scheduling our final appointments through February 21, and final garment pick-up will be March 7We just wanted to give you all a heads up first, so you can plan accordingly. Also — we love our neighborhood, and are helping to find a great tenant to take over our space and add to the 15th&U community. If you know someone perfect, send them our way!

The first weekend in March will be our “Farewell Ginger Root” celebration so come by Saturday (3/7) to shop our discounted designs and chat with the Gingers one last time (just don’t tease Erin about her huge belly!). Keep an eye out — more party details to follow!

Of course we will absolutely miss Ginger Root Design, but sometimes you have to end something amazing in order to create something even better. This is where we begin yet another very big chapter for the Gingers. We promise to keep you updated!!

If you have any questions, feel free to email info@gingerrootdesign.com or call us at (202)567-7668

Here are the store hours from now until March 7th:

Monday: 12-7
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 12-7
Friday: 12-7
Saturday: 12-7
Sunday: CLOSED


The Gingers are having a Sale!

Know a dapper dude? Have a stylish lady in your life? Come and check out our Sale here at Ginger Root Design! Now through Saturday, February 14th we are having a sale! 30% off all ties, ascots, lady ties, and pocket squares. Come pick up something one of a kind for the special someone in your life! ties-side-email


Customer Profile: Heather

Sometimes designers get so excited about designing a garment, they go a bit overboard, and the result can look like you’re wearing a costume. Heather’s dress was an example of a designer run amok. Heather-Rothenberg-dress-final-lores


Customer Profile: Rumbi

As a tailor in DC, I see a LOT of office wear. In the sea of navy, and Jos A Banks suits, and Loft separates, it’s hard to establish personal style while still meeting professional dress codes. But then there’s people like Rumbi, who’ve got it all figured out 🙂 Rumbi's-skirt-final-lores


Customer Profile: Bridgette

Too much of a good thing can be, well, too much. Bridgette came to us with exactly that problem. She’d found a tunic in a beautiful shade of mulberry, but it was SO shapeless and just overwhelmed her figure. Luckily, she had an idea, and came to us 🙂 Bridgette-floral-dress-final-lores


Customer Profile: Dafna’s Buffalo Exchange Dress

Dafna seems to have a gift for finding amazing pieces at the thrift and consignment stores (don’t forget her latest Michael Jackson Tee revamp). This glorious piece she scored at Buffalo Exchange on 14th street. Even though it didn’t fit right, it is very clear why she needed to buy it and revamp it. Dafna's-buffalo-exchange-dress-final-lores


Customer Profile: Teki’s Jumpsuit

Teki needed something to wear to a wedding, and wanted to update a piece that had been in her closet for some time, but she hadn’t worn much yet. We discussed that a simple hem would get the piece up and running, but she mentioned that she would love to cinch in the legs if possible. I pinned up the pants to shave off a good 9-10 inches from the circumference from the leg, found the perfect length to flatter her ankles, and measured the desired circumference for the elastic at the ankles. We discussed that we could slim the leg down even further, but she wanted a little bit of the flowiness to remain. Teki-bodysuit-final-lores


Customer Profile: Angie’s Vintage Dress

Angie was sent to us from Merecedes Bien after purchasing this amazing orange vintage gem. The dress has so much potential, but the shoulders were too wide and the front was too revealing for what Angie preferred. Angie's-vintage-dress-final-lores


Customer Profile: Nick’s Camo shirt

Nick dropped in with a few items and knew exactly what we wanted. He picked up this camo shirt at Crossroads right down the street. He knew it had potential, and asked if we could slim it and hem the sleeves to short sleeve with a cuffed hem. I was definitely on board. Luckily since we were slimming the sides so much, I was able to do the cuffed hem, no problem! There you have it! Cheap consignment shirt + a little investment in tailoring = wardrobe staple. Nick's camo shirt final lores