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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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Hey Baby, Baby!

If you’re expecting a new little addition to your family, looking to redo a nursery, or just need a hand getting your kid’s room decor JUST right, The Tailor Maid can help!

We can create custom bedding accessories for cribs and bassinets— nursery curtains, roman shades, crib bumpers, dust ruffles, and we can even accessorize lampshades to match your new decor!

The possibilities are endless when you start with imagination, mix in some color and have a great tailor (ahem!) to help create your dream nursery!

We can also create pillows, quilts, and other accent pieces! Whether you’re mixing different colors and prints, or matching everything down to the last detail, The Tailor Maid can materialize your nursery accessories–whether you need one piece or ten!

Don’t forget that we can also alter store bought curtains and other room accessories to fit whatever sizing challenges you may run into!

You can always stop in to The Tailor Maid with questions or ideas—we love to help you brainstorm!

Sign up for our mailing list and receive 10% off your next custom nursery or home dec project!

We’ve been making you look good all season, and we promise to make you just as happy with your new decor!


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Napkin Nights!

Have you paid your patio table much attention lately?  You’d be surprised–the right napkin can really make the night as far as your dining space goes!

Just as you can switch up accessories on an outfit, you can also reinvent the look of your home decor with a quick switch of small details. Minute yet important touches, such as place mats,  napkins, and boldly placed colors, can add a punch of fun to any area and completely set the tone for both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Here, see how two different looks can transform the same patio table:

Radiant Red!

Warm and radiant colors can make a space bright, energetic, and inviting.

Cool Neutrals.

Cooler colors and sophisticated neutrals provide a calm, relaxing, and pensive aura.

The Tailor Maid
can help create both of these looks, and many more!  Bring us your favorite fabric selections, or let us create your own custom look for your dinner, pool, or picnic table. At about only $5.00 a napkin, you can achieve the chic and customized look your decor has been yearning for at a very affordable cost.

Another great thing about custom napkins? They’re green! “Good for the environment” green, that is. No more paper napkins to throw away!  You can mix up your decor with lots of color, and cloth napkins are also such an elegant touch to every dining space, be it out by the pool, on your deck or patio, or in a classic dining room.

Visit us today and let us help you punch up your patio!


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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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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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