Yes, your clothing must be fresh from the laundry machine or dry cleaner.
If you only wore your items once since washing, they are no longer considered clean. Trust us, we will know if you haven’t cleaned your clothes.
We take our jobs very seriously at Shoppe and Tailor and we can not produce our best work on items that are soiled, stained, oily from your skin, dirty from the TTC and all other reasons your clothing can become unclean. We require every item to be freshly washed before we can perform our artistry on them.
The benefit to you if your items are cleaned before repairs/ alterations/ tailoring/ etc include:
-They are ready to wear as soon as you pick them up!
-Garment repairs and alterations are visually and functionally more successful when performed on clean fibers. The end results look more natural and lasts longer.
-The Tailors will praise you for being respectful of their general health and safety.
Because we are about all the items that pass through our tailor hands, we must also be considerate of soiled garments not transferring dirt into someone else’s clothing (white bridal gowns for example).
And above all else, we must maintain our machines in tip top order. Sewing soiled items causes damage to the internal elements of the machines.
Thank you for understanding! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!