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Zipper Solution Clever Tip Of The Day,

Zipper Solution, Clever Tip Of The Day

This is one of the easiest and cheapest zipper solutions I’ve ever heard for a problem that can potentially cost you a lot of embarrassment and social awkwardness. For 10 cents you can ensure that your fly is never down in public again!

Step 1: Supplies

  • one 3/4″ OD double key ring (just larger than the button on your pants, say a penny)
  • really strong nails or a small screwdriver
  • pair of pants with a constantly low flying zipper
Zipper Solution Never get caught with your zipper down.

Zipper Solution

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How To Zip Up Your Dress When Alone

How To Zip Up Your Dress When Alone

 

Zip Up Your Dress

You’re getting ready for the big party and you are supremely excited about your dress. It’s is perfect, aside from the fact that it has a punishingly long zipper down the back and you’re home alone. But seriously, this dress is awesome and not wearing it is out of the question. Here’s what you do.

What you need: A long ribbon, string or shoelace.

What you do: Thread the ribbon/string/shoelace through a hole in the zipper, and then step into the dress. With one hand, grab the ends of the ribbon behind your back and pull it over your shoulder. As you pull, it will zip all the way up.

Why it works: Because you’re an independent genius–that’s why.

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Shopping For A Wedding Dress? 8 Tips

Shopping For A Wedding Dress

Shopping For A Wedding Dress? 8 Tips

 

Shopping For A Wedding Dress? 8 Tips

For some brides-to-be, Shopping For A wedding dress can be thrilling, while—for others—it’s an nightmare. Regardless shopping for a dress is inevitable. To help make the arduous (and often dramatically overblown) process easier, we’ve compiled 8 wedding dress shopping tips that every bride should know.

MORE: What to Wear to a Wedding: A Complete Guide
1. EAT first.
A grumpy, angry bride isn’t cute, so make sure you eat before you shop. No time? Bring nuts or fruit with you. It might sound silly, but being cranky can weigh on your patience—and might cause an “ugh” reaction to everything you try on.

2. Do yourself up a little.
While you don’t need to go full-out with beauty when trying on dresses (ahem, foundation stains), it pays to arrive at the store with your toned-down hair and makeup (as opposed to a rolled-out-of-bed topknot and blotchy skin.) It’ll give you a much better picture of how the dress will look when all the moving parts come together. Plus, having a good hair-and-skin day can boost your confidence, likely making you more amenable to looking in the mirror all day long.

3. Shoe structure is key.
Already have the shoes you’re wearing to your wedding? Great, bring ’em along. If you don’t, it’s key to bring footwear you know will be similar, both in heel height and in silhouette. Various shoe structures can dramatically alter the way clothing falls, especially hems.

For example, a sleek stiletto with a low vamp and a super-skinny kitten heel will make the hem of a gown lay quite differently than a shoe with a thick ankle strap and a huge platform, or a shoe that’s adorned with embellishments or hardware.

4. Wear—or bring—the right undergarments.
Without wearing proper undergarments to try on wedding dresses, the trip can pretty much be considered a waste. After all, there’s not a woman alive who hasn’t experienced the transformative powers of the right shapewear or bra.

If you’re going shopping without a clear-cut picture of what type of dress you’d like, bring a few different options, such as a strapless bra, a push-up bra, a thong, and various pieces of suck-it-in shapewear.

5. Know your price range.
It’s easy to get sucked into a vortex of over-the-top expensive wedding dresses (hello, you’re wearing it once), which is why it pays to start shopping with a budget—or at least a price range—firmly in place. Don’t forget to factor in extra, such as alterations, shoes, veils, and accessories. That said, it’s best not to even try on gowns outside of your price range when you’re shopping for fear that you’ll fall madly in love with a gazillion-dollar gown only be be let down by every other dress you try.

6. Adhere to your own dress code.
We’ve been to too many weddings where, surprisingly, it’s the bride that looks totally out of place—not any of the guests. Psyched for your exotic destination beach wedding, but dying to wear a princess-style ball gown? Not gonna work! Tying the knot in a fancy big-city hotel on a Saturday night? Skip the easy-breezy white sundress and bare feet. Trust us: Wearing something that compliments the setting and the background of your venue will look stylish—and timeless in photos.

7. Skip the entourage.
Indeed, we’re aware that many brides consider dress shopping the ultimate time to bond with their mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, stepmoms, BFFs, college roommates, neighbors, colleagues, second cousins, gay BFFs, and mother-in-laws, but it comes down to this: Too many cooks in the kitchen will absolutely muck up the experience.

Between differing tastes, generations, opinions, and levels of knowledge about your personal style, you’ll only end up confused and in desperate need of some Advil (or a couple of stiff martinis.) Plus, the decision is—when it comes down to it—nobody’s to make but yours. Instead, we suggest bringing one or two people who know you and your style well, and who are calm, honest, and modern.

8. Have an open mind.
Yes, it’s important to know your own style—and not compromise—but you might be surprised how good you look and feel in a style, cut, or length you normally wouldn’t have expected. Likewise, dress styles you filled your Pinterest boards with might look terribly unflattering IRL, so there’s nothing to lose by trying on as many dresses as you can.

Eve’s Alterations
Phone: 407-501-3603
4636 W Irlo Bronson Memorial hwy Suite K
Kissimmee, FL 34746

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Wear your pants at your natural waist

Pants Waist

wear your pants at your natural waist

Pants Waist Alterations Kissimmee

1. Wear your pants at your natural waist. Too high and you look like Grampa, too low and you look like a high school kid. Your waistband should sit 2-3 inches below your belly button.

2. Pants should almost touch the ground without your shoes on. Jeans can be a little longer, since they shrink a bit when you wash them.

3. One pleat, maximum. If you’re a big guy, like I am, you learned somewhere along the line that pleats are slimming. They’re not. At best, they look like you’re a big guy trying to look slimmer; at worst, they actually make you look heavier because they pull out across you, broadening your appearance. In any case, the job of a pleat is to maintain that crease sown the front of your pants. For pants without that crease (and many with it), pleats are unnecessary; for pants that need the pleat, they only need one.

4. 1” to 1 1/2” cuffs. Or not. There’s nothing wrong with cuffs, there’s nothing wrong with no cuffs. They are understood, however, to be an older man’s style – not in a bad way, think sophisticated, experienced, distinguished, and conservative. For younger men, a cleaner line is generally preferred.

 

Eve’s Alterations
Phone: 407-501-3603
4636 W Irlo Bronson Memorial hwy Suite K
Kissimmee, FL 34746

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Tip Of The Day (Wedding dress alterations)

Wedding Dress Alterations

Kissimmee Wedding Dress Alterations

Wedding Dress Alterations Kissimmee

If you are not the same size all over, keep in mind that it is usually easier to take in a garment than it is to let it out. I myself am top-heavy, so I speak from experience on this. It’s almost always easiest (and least costly) to buy the size that best fits the largest part of your body and take in the dress wherever it is too big.

Eve’s Alterations
Phone: 407-501-3603
4636 W Irlo Bronson Memorial hwy Suite K
Kissimmee, FL 34746

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Buttons

Need a shirt button shifted?  Lost a jean stud and need it replaced?  We can help!

  • Button fallen off your garment and need replacing? Come in and we can help!Screen shot 2013-08-15 at 11.56.31 AM
  • Lost weight or put on weight and need a button shifted? We can help!
  • Lost a jean stud and need it replaced? We carry a range of studs and can very quickly solve the problem
  • Need button put onto garments, or pillow cases and doona covers?
  • Please note we do not carry a big range of buttons or sell buttons, so please bring in your own buttons for a perfect match.

For the best price contact

Eve’s Alterations
4636 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
Kissimmee Fl 34746 Get Directions

 

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Full Skirt Tip “How to Wear”

Tip Of The Day

Michelle Obama is a huge fan of the full-skirted silhouette, and she wears it in everything from dresses (like the green print dress, pictured) to separates. The First Lady favors a very flattering length for her height — just below the knee — and it looks fantastic on her. Fuller skirts look best when worn with a hem that ends at a slimmer part of your let (right above or below the knee.)

Eve’s Alterations
4636 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
Kissimmee Fl 34746 Get Directions
one-hour-1
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Whats the difference between a great seamstress and a good seamstress?

A good seamstress is somebody who is technically sound without having sartorial flair and vision.

Sometimes they’re better at alterations than the more creative tailor because they will stick to the job needed .

A great seamstress is someone who is not only technically sound but also has a great vision, sartorial knowledge and also a great aura.

If you spend a fortune on a bespoke suit, it is better to find the seamstress because you will need some guidances and sartorial advices.

Eve’s Alterations
4636 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
Kissimmee Fl 34746 Get Directions
407-501-3603
one-hour-1
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