Saturday, December 28, 2013

Art2Love sewing for children

Here I am with my good friend Tina LaChance, seamstress with Red Thread Sewing in Flagstaff. We are making super hero capes designed by children who are in the hospital. The organization Art2Love (see Facebook link below) helps kids with diseases and disabilities by bringing their creations to life.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art2love/364286387023127

from their page: "art2love empowers, encourages & elevates kids in crisis through art by bringing each child’s drawing to life as a soft sculpture or heroic cape.Hope & joy!"





Friday, September 13, 2013




up·cy·cle

[uhp-sahy-kuhl]  verb, up·cy·cled, up·cy·cling, noun

verb (used with object)
1.
to process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original: I upcycled a stained tablecloth into curtains. (courtesy dictionary.com)
 
Upcycling!  The wave of the future.  Bring me your tired, ill-fitting, and out of date and I will upcycle your oldies into goodies again!  Looking for a unique Halloween costume?  Upcycling may be your answer.  Just a trip to the thrift store and a stop by my shop and we can get you outfitted.  No one else in Northern Arizona will have a costume like yours if you get it custom made by Rachel Moon!  And upcycling saves on the cost of custom work.  With upcycling you can have a costume custom made for the price of regular alterations in most cases!
 


 

 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

End of an Era

It is official!  The time has come for me to move away from Flagstaff.  Don't worry! Rachel is here to take over all but the bridal aspect of the business.  If you have clothing with me, I will take care of it before I leave and Rachel will return anything I am not able to return before I go.  I will be back in town several times through the fall to wrap up my bridal alterations and any other projects.

In Denver I plan to move forward with my custom wedding gown and dress business so visit me at www.annethomascouture.com. I am able to design gowns remotely as well!  My husband and I are also starting a letterpress business, so stay tuned for more information on that!

Please send all inquiries to Rachel now! (928) 679-0808.  She is a wonderful seamstress and is looking forward to making your clothing fit! 

I will miss you Flagstaff!  Thanks for your business and your friendship, it has been a pleasure working here. 

Best wishes!
Anne.


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Shop your closet

When you are sorting through your closet seeking something to wear, do you pass up blouses, pants, or skirts that just don't have the fit or style you like?  Maybe this top needs a lower neckline?  Maybe you've lost weight and your favorite dress is too big now?  Maybe you'd like that skirt to be less of an a-line?  Don't throw away half your wardrobe just because you need a few alterations!  When you have a favorite or one of a kind piece that needs saving, I'm here to help.  Often altering a garment is less expensive than buying a new one. If you've got something sentimental or vintage that simply can not be replaced, why not call your alterations expert to lend a hand in making it perfect for your figure again?  I specialize in garment alterations and up-cycling. I also understand the importance of treating your vintage or heirloom garments with care.  So, next time you are looking for something to wear and half your closet is unwearable - gather up those cast off clothes and give me a call!

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Moving


The change continues!  Rachel will be moving the daily wear alterations side of the business to her new studio in the Caire Chiropractic Building on the corner of Fine and Leroux next week!  So call her to schedule an appointment and check out her new space!

I am still located in the Babbitt Building on Heritage Square but will just be finishing the alterations I have and working on bridal alterations and custom gowns for the fall. I will still see former clients so give me a call if you have been in before and I may be able to squeeze you in!

I am sometimes asked about my sewing machines so I thought I would show you all my very favorite machine in the world.  She isn't fancy and doesn't do a million stitches, but she is a hard worker!  I have three singer featherweight machines.  I learned to love these machines from my grandmother who had a great old featherweight (that my mom still uses).  






Have a good weekend!
Anne.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Summer Brings Changes!

Hi Flagstaff! I want to let you know about some changes happening over here at Anne's Alterations.  I am planning a move to Denver late this summer or early fall.  My husband and I are moving to Denver, Colorado.  I am looking to expand the custom bridal and formal wear aspect of my business so I am looking for a larger market.  So I want to introduce you to my very talented assistant, Rachel Moon who has been working on your alterations for the past year.  She is taking over all the non-bridal alterations this summer.  She will be moving the studio a few blocks so we will keep you updated on that move.  

Summer and fall brides, don't worry!  If you have already been in to see me, I will be completing your alterations before I leave town.  New brides, I will be taking a limited number of clients for August and September, so if you want to get in, call soon!

Thanks for all the business, Flagstaff!  It has been a wonderful place to grow my business and I hope you will continue to visit Rachel for your sewing needs!  

Anne.

Here is a note of introduction from Rachel:

Things are changing at Anne's Alterations!  With Anne moving to Denver to grow her custom bridal business, who's going to take over in Flagstaff?  Why, Rachel Moon, of course (that's me)!  You know me, I've been doing your basic alterations for over a year now.  I have 7 years experience in the business.  I will not be taking on the bridal gown alterations or the custom bridal, but you can still come to me for formal wear, bridesmaids dresses, and daily wear.  I also absolutely love costume making (Halloween, Burning Man, Firefly, Hullabaloo...)!  I just signed the lease on a studio just a few blocks north of downtown Flagstaff and....there's parking!  So, give me a call for any of your alteration needs: 928 679 0808
and you'll be able to come visit me soon at the Caire Chiropractic Building at 519 N. Leroux St.

Happy Summer!!
Rachel Moon