Happy Holidays to you, Day Dreamers! Wrapping up the year and reflecting on the success and the not so successful days. The customer base grew, new friends were made, some learning and a little bit of, "I'll never do that again!". I'm happy with the results of 2017 with one exception: Terminology. I'll explain.
"Do You Do Altercations?"
Many times the question has been asked, "Do you do altercations?" My cheeky response would be, "Yes, on occasion.", but instead I answer with the correct term, "Yes, I do alterations. How may I help you?"
There is a distinct difference between these two words. Altercation is a disagreement, an argument. Admittedly, I have had an altercation or two with fabrics and yarns at times! Alteration is to change, and in sewing, it could mean changing the structure and/or size of a garment, thereby "fitting" the garment to the wearer.
Mending is not the same as Alteration, because while you may be changing the structure a slight bit, you are only "repairing" the garment by patching, darning, accessorizing, repairing seams, and fabric tears.
A Tailor "fits" a garment to the wearer by tailoring the garment, which is to say he or she is altering the item to fit the owner specifically.
Custom Sewing is just that - something specified by you and sewn especially for you. This can be anything from clothing to home decor, gifts, accessories, quilts, etc.
Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread. ... Fine hand sewing is a characteristic of high-quality tailoring, haute couture fashion, and custom dressmaking, and is pursued by both textile artists and hobbyists as a means of creative expression. Sewing - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewing
That about wraps it up for 2017. I know it was short on posts, but as business grows, it is getting harder to make time for posting and updating the website. I will keep my signature tagline in mind as I ask you to do - I wish us all success and inspiration, today and always in all we do!