Monday, September 10, 2007

Solutions to common sewing problems

Today's post is a bit of a public service announcement.

There are many common problems a dressmaker can solve. Even if you sew, you might not even be aware that such products exist, because your local stores don't sell them. Often, a dressmaker can obtain these products for you, or already has them among his/her supplies.

Problem: Bra straps that show under a tank or thin-strapped garment.

Solutions: You can have a bra built into your dress, attach clear or matching fabric straps to your exisiting bra, or use this very simple product to hold them in place with minimal sewing.


This is a great, easy way to get your bra strap to stay put! Click on the photo to go to the website.

Problem: You're at an event and can't get to a drycleaner for hours. Someone has stained a valuable dry-clean only garment, or you are afraid they will!

Solution: A professional stain kit, with portable, safe, easy-to-use, stain-specific drycleaning solutions and instructions.

Stain kit

Click on the photo to go to the website.

Problem: Your outfit won't stay put, or is a bit more revaling than you planned. You're afraid to dance, for fear of flashing everyone around you!

Solution: Like the movie stars use, double-stick body tape.

Hollywood Fashion Tape

Click on the photo to go to the website.

Problem: You want to be a designer, and have no idea what type of professional help you need.

Solution: This book is the answer. It will tell you all you need to know to get started.

Designer-Entrepreneur book

Click on the photo to go to the website, and order the book.

You have probably reached this post because you have something in mind,
and are searching for someone who can execute your vision, or you are just a fan of this blog. Thank you for visiting, either way!

If you would like to know more about selecting a dressmaker, visit the frequently asked questions section of the Find a Dressmaker site or the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers website, and you will find more
tips there. Many of those listed on ths site are members of this quality organization, and we encourage any custom sewists to consider the appropriate membership level for your skills as well.

If you are a dressmaker, or any kind of custom sewing professional,click here to learn more about PACC.

1 comment:

  1. Great ideas anyone can do - not just those who sew! I know I've seen the double stick tape in Jo-Ann's, so there are solutions around for every possible "wardrobe malfunction".