A stitch in time at Sue’s Re­pairs

The Tribune (NZ) - - TERRACE END -

For busi­nesses, rep­u­ta­tion is ev­ery­thing and Ter­race End’s Sue’s Re­pairs and Al­ter­ations has built its dis­tin­guished rep­u­ta­tion on qual­ity ser­vice, qual­ity re­pairs and timely and friendly ser­vice.

Spe­cial­is­ing in al­ter­ations, Sue’s Re­pairs also car­ries out re­pairs to gar­ments, linen and cur­tains.

As owner, Sue Hill says ‘‘if the gar­ment or ma­te­rial fits un­der our ma­chines, we’ll fix it.’’

Sue has been work­ing as a seam­stress for much of her life and be­gan tak­ing in re­pairs over 34 years ago, even­tu­ally open­ing her first re­pairs and al­ter­ations shop in Wan­ganui.

Fif­teen years ago Sue opened her Ter­race End shop and this was soon fol­lowed by a third re­pairs and al­ter­ations shop in Welling­ton, where she now spends much of her time.

No job is too large or too small for the friendly team at Ter­race Ends’ Sue’s Re­pairs and Al­ter­ations, and they’ll do their ut­most to en­sure mi­nor re­pairs, such as small rips or tears and trouser short­en­ings are com­pleted within the hour, and for sim­ple trouser short­en­ing the cost is only $18.

Larger jobs may take a day or two while even ma­jor jobs, of al­ter­ing gowns and tai­lor­ing jack­ets, can usu­ally be com­pleted within three to five days.

Al­though we are in the height of sum­mer, many peo­ple will be look­ing at their au­tumn and win­ter clothes and if their body shape has changed Sue’s Re­pairs will be able to al­ter their favourite gar­ments to get that per­fect fit.

This in­cludes ei­ther tak­ing in or let­ting out the seams, and if the client wants a new look, they can even re­model gar­ments to give them a com­plete re­vamp such as restyling dresses and mod­ernising jack­ets.

Sue’s Re­pairs also car­ries out a large num­ber of al­ter­ations to gar­ments pur­chased over the in­ter­net.

Ter­race End man­ager Emma Stout says: ‘‘A num­ber of peo­ple are buy­ing clothes for spe­cial oc­ca­sions over the in­ter­net and if they find their clothes don’t quite fit, they can make a book­ing for a fit­ting and we’ll al­ter it for that per­fect fit.

‘‘I would ad­vise that when peo­ple do buy off the in­ter­net they choose a slightly larger size be­cause it is a lot eas­ier to tuck in a gar­ment than to let them out. We can also add a lit­tle ex­tra piz­zazz to make your gown some­thing quite spe­cial.’’

So if you have a favourite item that needs some ten­der lov­ing care or re­quires ma­jor re­mod­elling, bring it into Sue’s Re­pairs and Al­ter­ations in Ter­race End for guar­an­teed qual­ity re­sults.

For ap­point­ments, call them on 06 3577333.

The friendly and pro­fes­sional team at Sue’s Re­pairs and Al­ter­ations are Gina, Gaye and Emma.

Rhoda is now back from ma­ter­nity leave and work­ing part-time at Sue’s Re­pairs and Al­ter­ations.

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