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Helpful Definition for: Alterations & Tailoring

Alterations and tailoring is a term used for modification or adjustment particularly to a garment. It is simply required when a dress does not fit well. At Kim’s Alterations, the term also applies to such activities as mending tears, sewing on buttons that have come off, repairing or replacing a zipper, repairing a hem on a garment that has come loose or even shortening a garment. At Kim’s Alterations, garment alteration and tailoring is time consuming and must be done with precision, since an already cut out piece needs to be mend in right manner to fit a person well enough. Alterations made in the proper manner makes a person’s personality better which is shown off through clothes. Tailoring is the technique through which it can be achieved.


When we think about alteration, there are two types of modifications, these are pattern tailoring alterations, which are the upfront modifications for a newly created garment and clothing alterations, which are changes that may be needed after the garment has been put to use. Used garments usually need alterations when a person looses weight. Modifying patterns actually goes hand in hand with pattern fittings. It can be done at home or by a professional if it requires the highest standard of made-to-measure tailoring and clothes alterations with a high experienced service.