Although Deb's Sewing Service specializes in Wedding and Formal gowns, we still provide basic alterations for casual clothing. Our business started out helping friends, family and neighbors with simple projects. We continue to provide excellent service for all kinds of projects.
I mended two pairs of jeans for a young high school student this week. The ripped look is really in style but those rips got out of control. I mended them with patches on the back and left all the fray and stringy threads as per the request of my young client. I matched the thread perfectly and you can hardly tell they have been mended.
The other interesting project was installing a center front zipper in a pair of expensive Cabella waterproof pants. For this venture I added an extension on the right side and a facing on the left side. Once those additions were in place it was just like replacing a zipper. The only difficulty I had was opening the seam where the manufacturer has applied rubber like seam tape. I set the sewing machine stitches to leather for the entire process. Even though I used water proof nylon fabric for the additions, these pants will no longer be water tight in the front. However, my client is happy and will be able to stay in the woods and completely finish his large thermos of coffee before needing to return to the cabin!