Tailoring may sound expensive, but actually simple ‘tailoring’ could save you a fortune …

Clothing alterations using simple tailoring techniques used to be used by every mother and grandmother in the land.

These skills were handed down from mother to daughter, and we used to prolong the life of garments still in good condition but in need of a few repairs or a few adjustments Tailoring techniques are used by Meg and Mollys to save you a fortune.to the changing shape of the wearer.

Of course, tailoring is a fancy word that most home-makers wouldn’t have used. They would have talked about alterations and sewing: a few ‘nips and tucks’ and the proverbial stitch in time which saved nine. So if the wearer of the perfectly good garment had lost or gained weight these tailoring techniques were employed to save spending a fortune on buying brand-new clothes. Tossing out perfectly good clothing was an unnecessary frivolity in an age before credit cards and laziness combined with a loss of basic sewing skills allowed young people and families to throw away clothes and money like water.

Tailoring or closing alterations may still be done today by locating your nearest closing alterations shop…

Meg & Mollys in Remuera, Auckland, are one such example of a local clothing, repairs and alterations ( or tailoring ) business. For example, they can perform tailoring on trousers by shortening or lengthening them, narrowing or letting them out.They can even totally remodel garments.

Think ‘tailoring’ the next time you are tempted to thrown away an expensive dress, jacket or pair of trousers. Yeas, you, Donald …

Minor tailoring or repair work could entail just replacing zips, changing buttons to a more stylish type which you have bought separately, but don’t have the confidence to sew them on yourself, or performing invisible mending. Dressmaking services are also available and tailoring dresses to your body type/shape are a speciality. So, when you want tailoring services in Auckland, you need to think Meg and Mollys and quickly give them a call on 09 523 1750. . There is plenty of car parking available and and if your job is just something simple that can be done quickly they will even give you a free cappuccino while you wait.

Tailoring need not be expensive but can actually save you a fortune…

So, remember Meg and Mollys the next time you attempted to throw out a garment that is getting a little small or can be saved with a little tailoring or a minor repair. You won’t regret it and your bank balance will thank you for it.

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