Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Available by appointment

I'm always available by appointment Monday through Friday and weekends at my discretion. Call me at 928-679-0808 or email me at sewing.by.rachel.moon@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Timing is everything

When we're talking about alterations- timing makes a big difference. It's important to consider how much time you have before you are wearing the garment with regard to alterations. Here's why - there are fees related to work done in under a week for everyday garments. Clothing items with strict deadlines (such as wedding gowns) may need some extra time to finish. So what are the fees and the best time frames for your garments?

For everyday wear and bridesmaids

Best timing: 1 - 2 weeks. Bridesmaids, I prefer 2 weeks on your dresses.

Under a week: the price plus a third of the price 

48 hours: The price plus half the price

24 hours: Double the price

Same day: Not available 

Brides and custom garments

I prefer 1 - 2 months to finish your garments. The more alterations a gown needs, the more time I like to have to finish them. I have not currently set any fees for under a month, however I may turn down the work if I feel it is too much to accomplish in a short amount of time.

You gotta love thoughtful design!

As a seamstress, I see many garments come and go. As time has passed, I have found which brands bring both quality and ease of alterations. Bill Levkoff is one such brand. The brand focuses on bridal and formal wear for women and is my favorite brand to work on. Of course, I don't get to choose what comes in and when it comes right down to it all sewing is loveable in my world. I'm just grateful when a dress is made so easy to love!