Stich & Snitch… Life of a Tailor

Hi,  let me introduce myself.  I am Sharon, and the one thing I love to do most is sew.  I started sewing at a very young age, about 8 or 9.  I would sit and watch my mom sew and after a while when she saw my interest, she would give me “sewing tips”.   When I was 13 she decided it was time for me to get formal training, and she sent me to sewing classes at the local singer store on Jamaica Ave, in Queens, NY.  While there I made a 3 piece suit,  a bolero style  jacket with short sleeves and a turned pointed cuff,  a long sleeve tied neck blouse and an A line skirt.  I came in 2nd place, and was happy!

I graduated from Fashion institute of technology in New York, with an Associates in pattern making.   After graduation I opened Clothes and more boutique, there we had retail clothing sales in the front and custom dressmaking and alterations in the back.

After moving the North Carolina,  career changes and additional schooling brought me right back to my first love Sewing!!  in November 2010, I opened Unique Tailor Inc.

At Unique tailor we offer alterations for men, woman and children, we do simple things like a patch or repair a seam and more complicated things such as zippers or relining coats.  no job is too simple, and most jobs are not complicated.  besides alterations, we also offer custom dressmaking, tailoring or sewing.  if you have a pattern, a picture or a idea in your head we can pretty much make it come to life.  we don’t supply the fabrics but we do sit with you and discuss your style to make the best choices for your garment.

This blog may not be like most others.. I wont necessarily teach you how to make things, but I will give you an idea of the day in the life of a tailor.  when most people think of tailors, they don’t recognize our importance, and take our work for granted.  yes, we do get paid for the service we perform.. (barely).  but I’m not sure many people understand what that actually entails… the just know we give these people our cloths and we want it back when we said..   so since I’m not really one for a lot of word.. I’m going to stop here.. as I invite you into a day in the life!!

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