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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happily Ever After

If you know anything about alterations then you know that most garments can be taken in up to 3 sizes. But when it comes to letting a garment out, it ranges from 0 to 2 sizes depending on how much leftover fabric there is on the other side of the seam. Unless you are Lan Nguyen, former alteration specialist at the A Cleaner World located off Union Cross Road in Kernersville. I say former only because after 30 years of service with A Cleaner World, she recently retired. Good for her!

A couple months ago, a customer came by with a wedding gown she had purchased at a second-hand store. She and her fiancĂ© were going to elope in 3 days, and she wanted to wear a proper wedding gown. This was the one she could afford – and it was 3 sizes too small. Could we help?

Lan took the customer’s measurements and quickly got to work, taking fabric from the train to add inches in the bust and waist and of course altering the train so it didn’t appear altered. Once the alterations were completed, Carrie and her staff cleaned and pressed the gown. All this was done in just 3 days time.

When the customer came to pick up the gown, she couldn’t hold back – the tears just fell. Happy tears of course. And we’re so glad we could have a part in making her day even more special.

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