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COMMON TAILORING TERMS

         

 
Shorten
Garment is made shorter. 
 
 

Shorten no cuff

Slack or pant hem is made shorter with NO CUFF at hem.
 
 

Shorten with cuff

Slack or pant hem is made shorter WITH A CUFF at hem.
 
 

Shorten both legs different

When both legs are marked at a different length.

 
 

Shorten slant to back  

Slack or pant hem is made shorter in the front and longer in the back.
 
       
 
Jeans shorten (Two options)
Option 1: When hem of jean is cut and re-sewn using same colored thread as designer.          
 
   
Option 2:  When hem of jean is not cut so that the original hem remains on the bottom of the jean after shortened.
 
       
 

Lengthen

Garment is made longer.
 
 
Lengthen all the way        
Slack or pant hem is lengthened as much as possible by creating a false hem.
 
 
Lengthen no cuff
Slack or pant hem is made longer with NO CUFF at hem.
 
 

Lengthen with cuff 

Slack or pant hem is made longer WITH A CUFF.
 
   

(Note:  When an article is lengthened, quite often, the old hemline will be evident)

 
       
 

Taper slacks/pants                                       

Slack or pant legs are taken in from top to bottom to make

narrow.

 
 

Take in waist

Waist is made smaller.
 
 

Let out waist

Waist is made larger.
 
 

Take in seat

Seat is made smaller.
 
 

Let out seat

Seat is made larger.
 
 
Take in crotch
Crotch is made smaller
 
 

Let out crotch

Crotch is made larger
 
 
New Zipper
New Zipper in pants/skirts/slacks/etc.
 
 

Blind Zipper

A zipper that is blind usually found on skirts and ladies slacks.
 
       
 
Shorten sleeves

Sleeves are raised to make shorter

 
 
Lengthen sleeves
Sleeves are let down to make longer  (* May have evidence of old hem line)
 
       
 
Reinforce
Buttons, open seams, etc.
 

 

  • Note:  Please let us know whether you would like your garment altered only or altered and cleaned.

 

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