Sewing Seams has topteam

The Tribune (NZ) - - TERRACE END -

It’s al­most a year since Rhoda Green es­tab­lished Sewing Seams Cloth­ing Al­ter­ations in Palmer­ston North’s Ter­race End.

Rhoda had been work­ing at Sue’s Re­pairs and was given the op­por­tu­nity to buy the busi­ness, which she jumped at.

Rhoda and her four staff - Gaye, Gina, Monique and Naomi - are pas­sion­ate about sewing and all have dif­fer­ent skills to help you in al­ter­ing, re­pair­ing, tai­lor­ing, re­mod­elling or cre­at­ing soft fur­nish­ings and dress­mak­ing.

‘‘We care about your needs and we care about the qual­ity of the job and cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion, if you’re not happy please feel free to bring it back. We only ever of­fer the best ad­vice and solutions to al­ter your cloth­ing so you will look fan­tas­tic.’’

Sewing Seams also of­fers $15 trouser hem­ming which can be done within the half hour.

Rhoda has more than 20 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the cloth­ing in­dus­try in New Zealand and Aus­tralia. She worked for Sue at the shop in Palmer­ston North be­fore spend­ing 11 years in Queens­land work­ing in var­i­ous cloth­ing fac­to­ries. She then worked with two de­sign­ers mak­ing cloth­ing sam­ples and then went back to do­ing al­ter­ations on the Gold Coast, work­ing on de­signer gar­ments be­fore re­turn­ing to New Zealand to be­gan work­ing at Sue’s Re­pairs again.

Rhoda has a pas­sion for re­mod­elling and restyling cloth­ing.

‘‘I love it when some­one brings in an old wardrobe favourite and wants it re­vamped. Al­ways look in your wardrobe be­fore buy­ing new. It’s a big part of the work we all do ev­ery­day. We are also see­ing an in­crease in clothes that have been bought on-line, par­tic­u­larly wed­ding dresses.’’

With wed­ding sea­son ap­proach­ing Rhoda says there are cou­ple of things to con­sider.

‘‘If a bride to be wants to buy her wed­ding gown and brides­maid dresses on­line we can help and make sure you are get­ting the clos­est size for your body shape. We are fa­mil­iar with many of the web­sites and can take ac­cu­rate mea­sure­ments to en­sure the gown fits well. We do see women buy­ing too small which leaves no room to let out which can be dev­as­tat­ing.’’

Sewing Seams can do a group book­ing af­ter hours if needed.

‘‘Please call to book in your wed­ding at­tire so we can give you the time you need with your dresses.

‘‘We have a spe­cial for all bri­dal par­ties need­ing our ser­vices - a $50 voucher for all wed­ding al­ter­ations over $200 or more with us, just call in for your voucher.’’

‘‘Sewing Seams can de­liver your items back to your home or work, just let us know when you drop off.’’

Hours are 9am to 5pm Mon­day to Fri­day, 9am to 12pm Satur­day.

Sew­ingSeams owner Rhoda Green with team mem­ber­sGina and Gaye.

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