Why Alterations and Custom Design Keep Creativity Alive / by Terry Coulter

We live in an era that demands a fast pace for almost everything. The latest technology, fashion, food and many other things. In the fashion industry, we are moving so fast to cater to the needs of people, that the creativity is getting lost. Years ago, quality and attention to detail were imperative and now if it falls apart in two weeks, we just run out and grab something else. Some may say the industry is dying, but at Terry Jolo Brand, we are looking at things through a different light. With this new fast-paced outlook, people are using the opportunity to be more outgoing with their style. Custom design and alterations benefit these type of people. When most people think of alterations, they think of a stuffy tailor. Another common misconception that people have is that people only have alterations on suits or gowns. At TJB we alter things from basic t-shirts to wedding gowns. Our philosophy is that if you love something enough and it isn't working out as well as it used to, bring it for a tune up. The worst thing to do is throw away a garment that you love. Another solution is custom design of course! If you own something that you love the style and fabric, but it is super worn or unwearable, we can make a brand new one to the best of our ability. Here is our favorite part of the business, CUSTOM DESIGN!!!! YAY! We love when people come in with an idea because that means that we can bring that dream to life! Custom design is commonly associated with high dollar amounts, but it really depends on what you want made. Since we make a lot of the boutique's garments in house, we have many basic patterns for things already drafted out. This will bring down the cost because there is less labor involved. Custom design is great because you can bring in photos, a sketch, a piece of fabric or just have an inspiration and we can make it happen. We all know how hard it is to find exactly what you are looking for, so this is a great option. Alterations and custom design keep creativity alive for so many reasons. Alterations make it so you can revamp or spice something you would otherwise throw away. Custom design lets you take home a garment that you love, that is handmade to the highest quality tailored not only to your size, but also to your style! We know the big stores move super fast, but wouldn't you like to shake the hand of the person who makes your garment? It's pretty cool when you think of it!

We live in an era that demands a fast pace for almost everything. The latest technology, fashion, food and many other things. In the fashion industry, we are moving so fast to cater to the needs of people, that the creativity is getting lost. Years ago, quality and attention to detail were imperative and now if it falls apart in two weeks, we just run out and grab something else. Some may say the industry is dying, but at Terry Jolo Brand, we are looking at things through a different light. With this new fast-paced outlook, people are using the opportunity to be more outgoing with their style. Custom design and alterations benefit these type of people.

When most people think of alterations, they think of a stuffy tailor. Another common misconception that people have is that people only have alterations on suits or gowns. At TJB we alter things from basic t-shirts to wedding gowns. Our philosophy is that if you love something enough and it isn't working out as well as it used to, bring it for a tune up. The worst thing to do is throw away a garment that you love. Another solution is custom design of course! If you own something that you love the style and fabric, but it is super worn or unwearable, we can make a brand new one to the best of our ability.

Here is our favorite part of the business, CUSTOM DESIGN!!!! YAY! We love when people come in with an idea because that means that we can bring that dream to life! Custom design is commonly associated with high dollar amounts, but it really depends on what you want made. Since we make a lot of the boutique's garments in house, we have many basic patterns for things already drafted out. This will bring down the cost because there is less labor involved. Custom design is great because you can bring in photos, a sketch, a piece of fabric or just have an inspiration and we can make it happen. We all know how hard it is to find exactly what you are looking for, so this is a great option.

Alterations and custom design keep creativity alive for so many reasons. Alterations make it so you can revamp or spice something you would otherwise throw away. Custom design lets you take home a garment that you love, that is handmade to the highest quality tailored not only to your size, but also to your style! We know the big stores move super fast, but wouldn't you like to shake the hand of the person who makes your garment? It's pretty cool when you think of it!