Blog | Superior Sewing, Inc. - Part 3


2015 Winter Wedding Trends

Planning your wedding in a winter wonderland?  When you get married in the off-season, there are plenty of winter wedding trends to choose from.  While snowflakes and pinecones are a staple at winter weddings, this year is all about mixing seasonal trends with elegant details.  To create a magical winter wedding, follow some of the most popular trends of the year:

Basic Bouquets – While the holiday time may have you dreaming of red and green, this is a color combination that is easily overdone.  This year, think rustic inspired with a modern twist.  Try colors including wintry greens, light pinks, whites and creams accented with silver and gold.  Full bouquets full of white flowers and plenty of greenery look stunning with a sparkle from an embellished gold ribbon!

Flattering Bridesmaid Dresses – While black bridesmaid dresses have always been a statement piece for winter weddings, there are plenty of other sophisticated styles to dress the ladies in.  Mix it up with a neutral palette of different colored dresses.  Creamy pastels are a subtle choice that can easily be played up with gold and silver accents.  Looking for a more daring style?  Let your bridesmaids choose their own sparkly gowns made with sequins and glitter.  After all, not all bridesmaid dresses have to look the same!

Winter-Inspired Gowns – When planning a winter wedding, it is important to choose a dress that is stylish yet warm.  Pick a dress that will compliment your wintry ceremony and raise the temperatures at the reception.  This year has brought back great styles including vintage dresses, defined silhouettes, embroidered details and more.  A long-sleeve wedding dress can add sophistication and functionality to your night.  If you can stand the cold, try a deep V neckline, open back or cut outs!

To find the winter wedding dress of your dreams, make a one-on-one consultation with Superior Sewing today!  We are happy to accommodate all of your wedding dress and sewing needs for the big day.  Whether your wedding is in a few months or in a year, we will accommodate your dress in every way possible.  For a free estimate, call 563-323-4672.


Transition Into Fall With Tailored Jackets

The days are shorter, dead leaves are falling and temperatures are starting to drop.  Autumn is officially here!  As the weather continues to cool down, this is the time to start changing up your wardrobe.  Say good-bye to shorts and tank tops and hello to Fall jackets and boots!  Dressing properly for the upcoming months is essential when dealing with cold weather.  Before you go to the store for a new wardrobe, take your coats and warm clothes into Superior Sewing for all of your tailor and alteration needs.  We can fix broken zippers, add missing buttons and revamp your clothes after a long season in the closet.

If you’re still unsure about getting your clothes tailored for the upcoming seasons, keep reading!

Great Way to Save Money

Do you have an old coat that has been sitting in your closet for years?  Instead of buying a brand new coat for the cold season, it’s more economical to repair and alter your needle threadexisting wardrobe.  Not only is tailoring surprisingly affordable but it also can look better than new clothes.

Tailored Clothes Will Help You Look Your Best

Fall clothes can sometimes be seen as loose and baggy garments.  While layers help you stay warm, they can also affect your appearance if they do not fit properly.  With appropriate tailoring, your heavier outfits can fit like a glove.  By having a tailor fix your Winter coat, you can instantly achieve more shape and a sleeker look.

Being Fashionable and Practicalmen's tailoring

If you have a great coat that is missing buttons, stitching or zippers, tailoring is the practical choice.  Tailors also have the ability to refashion your coat and create designs based on your ideals.  Add embroidery, trim and accents to give your coat extra style.

If you are ready to fix your Fall/Winter coat before the cold weather arrives, contact Superior Sewing!  We are an economical choice for you to look your best and stay fashionable this season.  To learn more about our tailoring options, give us a call at 563-323-4672 or visit


Getting Your Dress Ready For Travel

Destination weddings continue to grow in popularity.  From sandy beaches to quaint European cities, the location of your destination wedding impacts a number of choices.  For example, the dress aug gown 2you choose must fit the location of your destination wedding.  The best way to do this is by getting your dress ready locally before you jet set across the world for your big day.

Follow these tips for having your dream dress in your dream location:

The Perfect Dress:  Finding the perfect wedding dress depends on your ideas, dreams, materials and destination.  Just because you are traveling for your wedding doesn’t mean you can’t find the perfect custom creation locally!  Once you have the perfect dress for your big day, it’s time to get the perfect fit.  A flawlessly tailored wedding dress will accentuate your bodice in ways you never imagined.  Ask your seamstress to pack your dress into a garment bag and insert a cardboard form to help with traveling.

Traveling Without Worry:  With the perfect dress in hand, it’s time to travel to your destination!  Do not mail your dress or pack it in a checked suitcase because there is a chance it will get lost.  Decide beforehand if you want to take your dress on board in a garment bag or in a carry-on bag. If you choose a garment bag, ask the attendant if you can board the plane early to find sufficient space for the dress in an overhead bin.  If you feel comfortable asking, the flight attendant might even hang your bag in the closet for you.  If your dress is in a carry-on, add layers of acid-free tissue paper in between each fold to help prevent wrinkles.

Eliminate Wrinkles:  Once you have arrived with gown in hand, it’s time to get out any wrinkles the dress may have.  While you can always ask the venue for a reliable steamer or dry-cleaning service to get out wrinkles, you can safely do it yourself.  Hang your gown in the bathroom with the shower blasting hot water and shut the door.  The steam will naturally ease the wrinkles out of just about any fabric.  Just don’t let the dress get wet!