February 16, 2012

Shearling Alterations

Recently we have been getting a lot of calls from people who have 
shearling, leather and fur coats that just hang in their closets, year after year, infrequently worn. The skins are usually in very good shape as they last for years, but like anything that just doesn't fit well, (and how many of us are "off the rack" sizes), it is just not being worn.

Alterations on these garments is very doable if you have the right equipment. Special machines to deal with the thickness, special needles to pierce the skins, and special thread that won't break. And needless to say, the skill of an expert craftsman, because once you cut or sew a skin in the wrong place,let's say not a good thing.

So now is the time to give us a call, before you move that garment back to storage to make room for your spring wardrobe. We only do this type of work off season, when we are not as busy with orders. Usually sending us a picture or two of the item will give us enough to make a rough estimate.

If you have a garment in need of updating email or call me, and have a good spring!


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