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TTM loves VESTS!

The sun is peeking out, the birds are chirping, and Spring is on the way! Remember that just because we are saying goodbye to the winter chill doesn’t mean we can forget about one of fashion’s most important concepts–layering!

Vests are a perfect way to layer new Spring colors and fabrics, and with so many styles to choose from this season, hundreds of looks are possible!

Even better news? The Tailor Maid can transform last season’s jacket into a trendy vest for Spring! Take  look at this red blazer that has become a super-cute vest!


Save a little money by transforming your old piece into a cute new vest, all while keeping the sentimental value of your old jacket or blazer!


Stop by The Tailor Maid today to consult with one of our expert fitters and get started on your next custom restyling project! We’ll see you soon!



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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!!


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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!


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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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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!


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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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Head Down the Aisle in Style!

Here Comes the Bride…

…AND the groom, AND the bridesmaids, AND the entire wedding party!

Which is better, Christmas or Wedding Season?!  We at The Tailor Maid would probably pick wedding season, hands down! We blame it on the beautiful gowns, the punchy colored (and never boring!) bridesmaids dresses, and the crisp, dark tuxedos.

A wedding gown–be it white, ivory, covered in lace, ruffles, tulle, pleating, or all of the above–what can we say?!– Our tailors love them all, as long as they fit perfectly!

Our client, Katie Anderson, tied the knot last summer!

Not only is our staff skilled in complex garment construction and alterations, but we have a fast turn around time too– The Tailor Maid can complete most alterations within a week! We also boast extra large dressing rooms, special appointments upon request, and our store is open 7 days a week,  with Mon-Fri open until 8 PM! (Our full store hours can be found here.)

The Fogelsong/Anderson wedding party went down the aisle with style!

Please inquire about special and specific wedding rates, and any fitting questions you might have!

We can’t wait to make your bridal party look their best!


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Have You Heard?

We’ve got big news!

We at The Tailor Maid hope you are enjoying 2011 to the fullest! A new year brings change, and we are no exception!

After 23 years in our Hillsdale location and due to some leasing challenges, we are consolidating into one location: the Stanford Shopping Center, where we have been for 24 years!!

The Tailor Maid extends a huge welcome to our Hillsdale clients! We look forward to continuing to provide great customer service, perfect tailoring and alterations, creative custom made home accessories, garment restyling, and repairs for all of you… our new customers, our relocated customers, and our regular, continuing customers!

Don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list to receive our monthly style tips and discount coupons!

We’ll see you at our Stanford location soon!

—Beverly Nadine and all of our TTM staff members!

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Small Changes, BIG Results!

In the spirit of the Holiday season, let us show you how to “spruce up” (just a little pine tree humor!) your favorite Holiday blazer!

Take a look at how small changes can make a huge difference when we tweak this red and black jacket to perfection:



Just a simple sleeve shortening can make such a difference!

So bring us your Holiday blazers and jackets, and anything else for that matter that might need a little fine tuning! You’d be surprised how little alterations can make such a big difference.

Happy Holidays!


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