Sir Isaac Newton on dress alterations
When an apple fell out of a tree and hit him on the head, Sir Isaac Newton – 17th century English physicist and mathematician – formed his theory of gravity.
But his third law of motion states:
“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
Alterations & Tailoring haven’t been the same since.
When Art’s professional seamstresses make adjustments to a dress – long or short – we understand that a pull in one location also creates a pull at another.
For example, shortening the straps at the top of the dress is going to affect the length of the hem at the bottom. And it may also make a difference in the waistline.
Our Standard: One alteration – Two fittings
Many alteration shops only do one fitting for the entire job. That’s fine if you are doing a simple job, like hemming the bottom of a dress.
Yet, when doing a top-to-bottom alteration, Art’s always does it in at least two fittings. This is important because we want our clients to be absolutely thrilled with the results. Their satisfaction is so important to us that the second fitting is not “extra,” it’s our standard.
It’s your dress – make sure it fits you!
Art’s professional seamstresses require two fittings for one, very important reason. It’s your dress and it must be fitted to your satisfaction, not ours. We aren’t wearing it. You are!
If you don’t love it, neither do we.
Lastly, Art’s Drive-In Cleaners always ask our client to try it on one more time when picking any garment up after alterations. That way we can make sure everything is functioning and positioned properly.
We hope you found this information useful.
Also, if you would like additional information on how Art’s handles all of your garments please share with us your first name and email and we’ll send you our Points of Perfection.