By Roxanne Buffone Google Your favorite jeans, there's nothing quite like a comfortable pair of jeans. Repairs and maintenance can help you get the longest life for your favorite jeans. Some alterations and repairs will help and sometimes it's … [Read more...]
Bolero: A Solution for Covering Shoulders
By Roxanne Buffone Google Do you need your shoulders covered while wearing your formal dress? A bolero is a good solution. Maybe you need warmth at a cool fall wedding or event, or maybe your dress would look more appropriate for your event with … [Read more...]
Christmas Card with Photos of a Wedding Dress Alterations Customer!
In our mailbox!!! See the Christmas card and thank you note from one of our wedding dress alterations customers! "Roxanne - Just wanted to say Merry Christmas and let you see a picture of Chelsea in her wedding dress! Your alterations … [Read more...]
Gearing Up for Winter: Staying Warm & Fashionable
By Roxanne Buffone Google Gearing up for winter events? Plan ahead and you can stay warm and fashionable in the cold at weddings, holiday parties and more. For maximum warmth you will want to look at coats. Also if you will not be doing … [Read more...]
V-Neck Dresses: Wedding Trends We Love
By Roxanne Buffone Google V-neck dresses are wedding trends we love! A V-neck looks great and fits great with more alterations possibilities then a strapless dress. This style works well for all shapes and sizes too. The V-neck dresses shown in … [Read more...]
Holiday Party & Wedding Accessories: Celebrate in the Cold with Style
By Roxanne Buffone Google How to celebrate in the cold with style, and stay comfortable once indoors. Holiday party and winter wedding accessories can be used to stay warm outdoors. With a little planning you can adapt them to make sure you stay … [Read more...]
I Can Never Find My Size!
By Roxanne Buffone Google I can never find my size. You are not alone! You can still wear most dresses if you have them altered - tailored. If a formal occasion dress is within 2 sizes larger, it can be altered to fit (in most cases). Someone a … [Read more...]
The Straps on my Dress are too Long!
By Roxanne Buffone Google At Custom Stitches by Roxanne we find that many straps on dresses are too long. Straps can be shortened to fit, a common clothing alteration done here. Alterations can be done to all sorts of straps including spaghetti … [Read more...]
Beaded Dresses Can Be Altered!
By Roxanne Buffone Google It's homecoming season! Many beaded dresses are here for alterations at Custom Stitches by Roxanne in Jamestown, New York. Often a dress needs taken in at the top. A beaded and/or sequin dress can be taken in. It takes … [Read more...]
Busting Out! Dress Bust Alterations
Spring is here! It's time for prom dresses, bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and more. the most common tailoring need for formal (or casual) dresses is bust alterations. When shopping for the dress keep in mind that it's usually best to have a … [Read more...]
Getting Pants the Right Length: All about Pants Hems
Your pants will last longer, feel better and look better when they are the correct length on you. Here are some tips for pants shopping and length alterations. Shopping for pants Be sure to wear the shoes you plan to typically wear with the … [Read more...]
Keeping Sweaters and Hoodies Free of Fuzz & Pills
Sweaters and knit fabrics tend to develop pills and fuzz. Knits are garments like hoodies, sweatshirts, T shirts, leggings and more. As the garment is rubbed, stretched and moved around while being worn and washed part of the outer yarn fibers break … [Read more...]