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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!



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“You can totally wear it again!”

If you’ve ever been a bridesmaid in a wedding party, then surely while trying on dresses, you must have heard a happy bride-to-be exclaim at one point or another, “and the best part is, you can shorten it and wear it again!” Well, we’ll be honest with you–most of the time, that isn’t completely true.  Even a shortened bridesmaid’s dress can still scream “wedding party.”

Fortunately, The Tailor Maid has just the right eye (and team of tailors!) to transform that dress into a true “you can wear it again” look!

Which brings us to the quickly approaching Valentine’s Day–what better time to debut a re-styled and newly fabulous dress? Whether it’s out to dinner with your honey or a singles night with your ladies, no matter how you decide to celebrate, you’re sure to look fabulous while actually pulling off the “wear it again” wedding party urban legend.

The Tailor Maid can not only shorten that dress, but also add or remove design elements, add straps to a strapless design, and of course tailor it to perfection.

Come by and see us today with your bridesmaid’s dress (or any other dress for that matter!) and we’ll get you on your way for a Valentine’s Day dinner in style!

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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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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The Tailor Maid Makes Magic!

Imagine this: you’re shopping for a that specific dress/top/jacket/blouse you have in mind and you come across that almost perfect one….the perfect dress if the hem was four inches longer….the perfect blouse if it only had sleeves….it has happened to all of us. In this world of infinite choices, wouldn’t it be nice if we had more options for customizing our clothing as well?

The Tailor Maid is taking tailoring to the next level with so many more options to make your wardrobe not only fit you perfectly, but give you more ways to amend your differences with your “almost perfect” pieces! Instead of putting that close-but-not-quite garment back on the rack, bring it to us and let us perform some fabric magic!

For this project, our client loved this bright pink top but wasn’t quite feeling the sleeve length–but she loved it so much that she purchased two, and we remade the sleeves to fit her desired length!

Before...sleeves too short!

By using the fabric from the second top, we were able to construct new sleeves to perfection!

After....just right!

Garment “problems” don’t have to be deal breakers: go from sleeveless to sleeves with ease. Go from “too short” to “totally appropriate” by adding a sheer over-layer for a longer look!  Mix and match colors and custom fabric choices to make your clothing truly unique!

Shell to sleeves? Add some sheer!

There are endless ideas and possibilities to customize and change your garments…come in to The Tailor Maid today and consult with one of our expert fitters to get started!

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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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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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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And the winner is……

The Fashion Show hosted by the folks at the Stanford Shopping Center this fall was fantastic, and The Tailor Maid was so happy to participate in the event!

We had tons of fun exhibiting some of our tailoring skills at the show, and you watched while we turned a boring black T-shirt into a dress!

We also held a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to The Tailor Maid, and we are proud to announce that out of all our entries, Roberta Robins is our lucky winner! Congratulations, Roberta!

And big thanks to all of our clients and guests for your participation!

Please continue to enjoy our newsletters and blog!


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