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Winter White Sale Rescue!

Happy New Year!

Well the holidays are over, and while we are all sad to take down those Christmas decorations and pack the twinkling lights away, let’s find a silver lining besides a brand-spanking-new year….post holiday sales! Yes folks, it’s that fabulous time of year when you can score some awesome deals on some great stuff…and the linen department in your favorite department store is bound to be a treasure trove!

But as we all know, the tricky part about these heavily marked down items (or the “this is all that’s left” bin) is that you’re usually left with bizarre colors, mismatched sets, or odd sizes. Well, The Tailor Maid is to the rescue! Read on for how we can make an odd bargain buy into your perfect set of linens!

Say you find a sheet set that’s just too cute to pass up–awesome pattern, perfect color, impressive thread count, amazing price…..wrong size. Sigh. Always seems to be the way, doesn’t it? Here’s what you do: put them in your shopping cart, check out at the register…and bring them to us!

The Tailor Maid can re-size your linens to make them fit your bed, pillows, shams…whatever you’ve got in mind! We can turn a king sized sheet into a queen, make two twin sheets from a king, shorten pillow cases, hem that bed skirt…whatever you have, we’ll use our creative minds and talented tailors to make it work for you!

Print this article and bring us your oddly sized linens and take 10% off your sheet re-sizing! Happy New Year… and Happy Bargain Shopping!

–The Tailor Maid


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We Love Leather!

Be it uptown, downtown, biker, or bomber chic—we love leather! The Tailor Maid is not only experienced and skilled with traditional clothing alterations and restyling, but we alter leather too!

Leather is a luxurious and fashionable statement piece that lots of folks just love to have in their wardrobe. It is versatile, flexible, and can last a lifetime. If there is a downside to a great leather jacket or pair of pants, it can be that such a piece can be easily dated. Leather jackets are often created with very loud and hard design elements, which can seemingly speed up its life-cycle.

Luckily, we’ll be your savior when your leather needs a makeover! We have transformed many leather (and suede, too!) looks over the years, leaving our customers feeling happy, rejuvenated, and fondly reacquainted with their leather lovelies.

So don’t toss that leather jacket when you think it has past it’s fashion peak—we can give your leather a new look and make you fall in love all over again!

Above: let us add a leopard lining to your leather–say THAT three times fast!

We can reline with bold fabric, remove awesome 80’s shoulder pads, and even tailor a too-large jacket to fit! Come and see us at The Tailor Maid today and we’ll give your leather a whole new look!

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Spring into Spring!

After a drizzly winter, bright colors are just the ticket to spruce up your mood, AND your home! Here at The Tailor Maid, we specialize in custom home accessories.  We can work with you to custom create pillows, drapes, slip covers, napkins, table runners, and so much more–all in whatever patterns or colors you can find.

Did you know that giving your living space a “face lift” might be more affordable than you think?

Here are some great tips for redecorating this Spring!

1. Pick good colors

Create depth and eye catching interest with different shades and hues of your current favorite colors. Or, you can always revert to the color wheel and select colors that truly compliment each other. It’s also great and easy to pull minor accent colors from larger pieces or furniture with pillows and and accessories; doing so will also give the room a new look for less!

2. Recover!

Acquiring new pillows doesn’t have put you on a pillow form shopping spree! We can re-cover your old pillows with new fabrics and trims! Adding a zipper will allow an easy color change for the next season.

3. Let in the light!

Switch out heavy drapes and drab colors for lighter window treatments. Nothing can make a room feel fresher than open windows and flowing window treatments in sheer fabrics or sunny colors.

4. It’s all in the details

Don’t neglect your tables! Pull your decor’s look together with coordinating napkins, table runners, and linens. Often times, the kitchen or dining room can be easily pushed aside when it comes to soft furnishings. (Poor rooms!) Give them some attention too with coordinating treatments!

5. Flower picking

Spring and flowers go hand-in-hand for a reason, and often represent new growth and a fresh start. If you can’t keep up with fresh flowers in your home, floral printed fabrics can be your best friend! After all, you don’t have to water your couch.

The Tailor Maid can help you with your new fresh start this spring. Drop by one of our two locations and consult with our creative staff to get your custom home furnishings started!

Happy Spring!

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