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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!



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Dorm Room Magic!

Whether you’re a freshman just enrolled in college or a parent packing up snacks/essentials/clean laundry for your kid to take back to campus on Sunday, you know that wherever the dorm room destination, there will always be something missing….STORAGE SPACE!

Well, have no fear! There are many clever ways to camouflage your tightly packed belongings. Turning your room from a cluttered mess to a clean and concealed organized space can be as easy as pie!

In this case, we created a custom curtain to cover an entertainment unit/storage shelf. Take a look at this dorm room disguise!


Open for everyone to see…


Hidden and neat as can be!

We can create a curtain like this in most any dimension, color, or pattern to match your dorm decor! Come in to The Tailor Maid today and let us help you with your custom dorm project!

We’ll see you soon!


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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!


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


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!


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Say “Hello!”

To our newest American citizen!

We at The Tailor Maid wanted to recognize and congratulate Efrat for her recent acquirement of American Citizenship! We are so happy to announce that every one at TTM is now made in America 🙂

Congratulations Efrat!

Come and see Efrat and our team of skilled tailors for all of your alterations and restyling needs! It’s summer after all, and we all know we like to do a little clothes shopping for some fun in the sun! We’ll turn those old pants into shorts, and even tweak your bathing suits!

Congratulations Efrat, Happy Summer to all, and we’ll see you soon!

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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:


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!


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!

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Knock it Off!

You know that dress from last season? The perfect little number that you wish more than anything you had bought in red, too? Or how you would jump for joy if you could clone your favorite skirt in every color of the rainbow? What about an old top that has worn so thin, it should be on it’s way out, but you’ll never be able to find “that one!” again??

Fret not! The Tailor Maid is pleased to announce yet another wonderful service–garment duplication! Our talented and seasoned tailors will duplicate your favorite garments and recreate them in fabrics of your choice! If you thought that you could never find that perfect dress again, we’re here to solve that problem for you!

Let us "clone" your garments!

Here’s how it works: bring us your garment that you’d like us to duplicate, along with your selected fabric, and we at TTM will work our magic! In about two weeks and a fitting or two, we’ll produce your new custom garment and return your original back to you. Don’t worry–if you have questions about fabric selections and yardage, we can help you answer those queries!

Take a look at a custom skirt we recently constructed!

Here is a look at the fabric provided by our client and one of our tailors hard at work with her fitting!

Work in progress!

A custom made matching shawl completes the ensemble!

Ta Da! A custom made skirt in a hand selected fabric–truly one of a kind!

The finished product! A beautiful brand new skirt with a tried-and-true fit.

Contact us for more information about this new specialized service and to set up a fitting today!


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Hello Folks & Fashionistas!

Welcome to our new blog!

The Tailor Maid is proud to have offered quality alterations and creative solutions for over 20 years! We are located in the Bay Area in California, with two convenient locations at the Stanford Shopping Center and at the Hillsdale Mall.

If you are in the Bay Area and are in search of a good tailor, well, look no further. If you’re already our client, we appreciate your patronage. Either way, we look forward to seeing your clothes (and you!) in one of our stores soon.

Read more about our staff HERE, or visit our HOMEPAGE to see what we can do for you!

Here we plan to share with you our current Restyling projects, tailoring tips, fashion trends, tid-bits, and guides to help you look your best!

Please visit TheTailorMaid.com to view more about our services, locations, and to contact us if you have any questions we can answer about your tailoring needs.

We hope you enjoy our little blog!

–Beverly Nadine and The Tailor Maid Staff

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