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Who Wears Short Shorts?

From bell-bottoms to stirrup pants, fashion has seen so many fads & trends come and go like the wind. Trendy pieces, hemlines & silhouettes keep fashion exciting and keeps us on our toes, yet can sometimes come back to haunt us the following year when we open our closet doors and everything is “SO last season.”

Luckily, The Tailor Maid is here to save you from fashion’s looks gone by. We’ll taper those wide leg jeans, reduce your lapels, and update those hemlines. A great style (and money!) saver this spring is re-styling your shorts! Take an old pair of too-long Bermudas and hem them to a great, ready-for-warm-weather length! Take a look at this dowdy pair and their new updated look!

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Simple alterations can save your wardrobe, one garment at a time! Take a look and see what pieces could use some makeover attention, and bring them on over!
We’ll see you soon!

-TTM

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The Tailor Maid LUVS You!

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at The Tailor Maid!

Whether you celebrate this pink & red day of love and mushy cards or not, we are seeing hearts for all our customers–and what better day to say “WE LOVE YOU!”

That February chill has set in, and most of us probably have our eyes set on spring at this point. Why not bring in a little red (or pink!) number and get ready for that warmer weather! Perhaps you need a hem shortened, a waistline altered, or some straps added to your favorite little colorful dress–whatever the alteration may be, we are here for you!

Even better?  All through February, bring us any red or pink article of clothing and receive 20% off your alteration!

We at The Tailor Maid hope you have a very happy Valentine’s Day, and we’ll see you soon!

–TTM

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Crunch Time!

The week before Christmas is like a time warping anomaly that creeps up on us every year–we know it is coming, and yet always seem so surprised and panicked once it gets here! There are suddenly not enough hours in the day, finishing your gift shopping seems like an impossible feat, and there are just too many pies and cookies to be baked in the kitchen.

Well, let us help put your mind at ease this season–The Tailor Maid is here for you for your last minute alterations!! Our Express Service promises to get your alterations completed, back in your hands, and have you off to your Holiday parties looking smart, sharp & tailored in 48 hours or less!! (OK, we can’t promise you’ll be on time for your parties, but we’ll take care of the sewing!)

So amidst your holiday hustling & bustling, stop by The Tailor Maid  and we’ll help you out during this busy time of year! Now go get that shopping done!

We’ll see you soon, and Happy Holidays!!

-TTM

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Happy Ho Ho Holidays!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And what better time to shout out a big “THANK YOU!” to all of our wonderful customers? The Tailor Maid wishes you and all of yours a wonderful holiday season, and as always, we appreciate your business & support!

Getting ready to throw a holiday party?? It’s not too late for custom holiday linens! One of our specialties at The Tailor Maid is creating custom table runners, table skirts & cloths, napkins and decorations for your festive table! Using fabrics of your own selection, let us create special and unique linens for your party or special event! Please call or stop by for more information!

Our blog and newsletter have had a huge and continually growing following this year, and we are thrilled to have you all as our readers! Please print & present this posting to receive 10% off your next visit to our Stanford location!

Don’t forget to stop by The Tailor Maid this season for all of your alterations, home accessories, and party clothes perfecting needs! Our Express Service can have that puffy party dress ready for the dance floor in under 48 hours!

Ho Ho Ho!

—TTM

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Winter Blues, Begone!

One of our specialties at The Tailor Maid is using our keen eye for restyling older or outdated garments–and what better time of year to show you the wonders we can do to an old, dated winter coat?!

Watch as sad & drab becomes short & chic!

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By shortening the jacket length, tapering wide sleeves, and a little expert tailoring in the shoulders, this old coat has been saved from it’s hiding place in the back of the closet and has been given a fabulous new life as a more streamlined pea coat!

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Even in California, winter coats are a must, and we know they can be expensive! This season, pull an old favorite out of your closet and bring it in to The Tailor Maid for a new look!

We’ll see you soon!

–TTM

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Not Your Year for a New Coat?

Winter is just around the corner, and we all know what that means–time to break out the winter wear!! A nice winter jacket can mean big bucks, so here are some ways to update your existing outerwear wardrobe instead of shopping for a new coat this year!

You’ll save hundreds of dollars while keeping a well loved garment in your closet–The Tailor Maid says it’s a win-win winter idea!!

Take a look at a few great examples of taking these dated winter jackets and transforming them into current fashionable pieces!

Removing bulk and large trendy pockets, along with streamlining the fit and adjusting a hem length can make all the difference in the world!

Adjusting large shoulder pads and shortening a jacket hem has totally transformed this blazer!

Come in to The Tailor Maid today and we’ll tailor your winder wardrobe to perfection!

See you soon!

–TTM

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We Like Lace!

Lace seems to be everywhere this season…and The Tailor Maid isn’t complaining! Possibly the most chic and feminine embellishment to date, it’s no surprise that this delicate art form has made quite the comeback on ready-to-wear garments and accessories this year.

When styled correctly, lace can completely change the look and attitude of a garment. The Tailor Maid is prepared to keep you in style by adding lace to your favorite looks…take a look at this plain cardigan and note the transformation!

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A little lace, and you’ve got a whole new look! This cardigan is now feminine, chic, and completely unique!

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Come into The Tailor Maid today and see what garments of yours we can hem, alter, and now decorate with lace!

We’ll see you soon!

–TTM

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All in the Details!

With every fresh fashion season, skirt hem lines are apt to rise and fall, and pant legs can shift from super-skinny to sailor width. These nuances in the silhouette are just as important as the next “it” bag, and The Tailor Maid is here to make sure that whatever this season’s style may bring, it looks right on YOU!

We’ve been seeing some longer skirts this fall, and we’re personally loving the nostalgic feeling of the classic knee length look. One thing to be sure of when choosing and/or hemming your skirts is to make sure that just the right amount of leg is featured. If your skirt is too long and hits in the middle of your calf, you can end up looking stumpy and unpolished, or if your skirt is too short, your outfit can loose it’s chicness.  The exact length of a skirt MATTERS!

 

Wide legged jeans are also quite popular this season, and this style of pant can be the statement piece of a chic and powerful outfit, no doubt about it! Fit is SO important when it comes to wide legged pants–with so much extra volume in the legs, the fit of your seat is going to be even more crucial, along with the length of your pant hem. Making sure that the seat is snug (but not too snug!) will save you from looking like your pants are two sizes too big, and a proper hem length will save the day–a tad too short with those wide legs and you’re in trouble!

So stop by The Tailor Maid and we’ll help you pull off this season’s looks with ease! The details in how your clothing fits your body are so important, and is what truly makes your wardrobe YOURS. Come in today and let us work our magic!

See you soon!

–TTM

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Breaking Fashion Rules: Why White is RIGHT After Labor Day!

As summer winds down and Labor Day approaches, we must sadly wave goodbye to a few wonderful “warm weather” things–late sunsets, lazy days at the beach, flip flops, and the nostalgic sound of the ice cream truck circling the block four times a day. Thankfully, there is one thing (or color!) that doesn’t have to be rushed out the door–WHITE!

It’s been a longstanding fashion rule, be it inspired by old-fashioned etiquette or the practical temperature properties of the said color, that white should not be worn after Labor Day–no shoes, bags, dresses, linens–you name it! But there are so many ways to say YES to white once fall rolls around, and no, we don’t just mean “winter white!”

White jeans are a staple wardrobe piece and can be paired with a number of colors, (try deep purples, oranges, or hunter greens for fall hues and a drastic pop!) or pair that white dress with a soft, dark cardigan and great boots to give it new feel for cooler weather.

And by the way, just because it’s almost fall doesn’t mean you have to abandon bright colors either! Even on its own, there are so many ways to wear white through the fall and winter…take a look!

And what about that addendum to the rule–no open-toed shoes? We say forget it! Open-toed pumps, especially paired with bright tights and socks this season are on the rise! So wear that white, strut those pumps, and come see us at The Tailor Maid for expert fashion advice, along with expert alterations!!

And hey!–the Today Show agrees with us! Check out yesterday’s segment on adapting your summer wardrobe for fall, and wearing those whites after Labor Day!

Also, don’t forget about our new duplication service! We can make you a little white dress from your favorite black dress too!

So enjoy the rest of your summer dear readers, and we’ll see you soon at The Tailor Maid!

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Restyle Diaries: Uptight to Just Right!

Most of you probably know by now that one of our favorite things to do at The Tailor Maid is restyle your older or perhaps out-of-date garments. We take great pride in our creative visions and our ability to update almost any style of clothing to fit today’s modern looks.

Take a look at how our skilled fitters and tailors transformed this very “90s-esque” wrap sweater into a more relaxed, bohemian inspired style:

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In just a few steps, such as removing the belt and  loops that wrapped this sweater, and moving a button so the sweater buttoned in front, we’ve achieved a much different look. We’ve also added a few darts in back to give this sweater some shape, and we’ve got a whole new look!

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There are many ways to restyle a garment–do you have trendy, outdated clothing in your closet that needs a bit of a “face lift?” Bring your garments into the The Tailor Maid today and have us overhaul your wardrobe!!
See you soon!
–TTM

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