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The Dressing Room fitting needs of customers

3/28/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Jamie Harris owns The Dressing Room, located at 106 Maple St., which does alterations for men, women and children’s clothing.
Photo courtesy of The Dressing Room
HARTVILLE — The Dressing Room can help customers get a perfect fit on a variety of clothing.

Owner Jamie Harris said she served customers for 15 years from her home, five years from a Barberton location and five years from a Green location. Then, three years ago, she moved to a Hartville location at 106 Maple St.

Harris said she works with her daughter-in-law to offer alterations ranging from simple to complex tasks. She said her daughter-in-law can create new clothing items for men, women and children and also does embroidery.

Alteration services from The Dressing Room include hemming dresses, pants and sleeves, and taking clothing in or out to adjust them for a better fit.

Harris said they hem everything from jeans to wedding gowns. They can also taper shirts, jackets and pants to create a fitted look.

“We do it all,” she said. “We can alter men’s suits and formal wedding attire.”

Harris added that about 50 percent of the alterations work they do is for formal wear, wedding dresses and bridesmaids’ gowns.

Harris said ensuring a good fit means a customer is measured for the alterations on a first visit, and then a second fitting takes place when he or she returns to ensure the work was done right. Harris said she even takes dresses apart at the waist to ensure a proper fit, and suggested customers wanting alterations done to formal wear should bring the shoes and undergarments to be worn with the outfit in order to get the best fit.

“Most people don’t realize how much work some alterations require,” said Harris. “I like to take the item apart and redo it to come close to its original design. I am meticulous. It does not go out my door unless I like the way it turns out.”

The business also has created bridesmaids’ dresses and other items for men and women.

“We can also take a favorite worn item apart and recreate it in new fabric that the customer brings in,” said Harris. “We have also worked on costumes for area dance studios.”

Harris said they also make curtains but do not do the heavier, pleated kind of window coverings or slip covers.

The Dressing Room is open Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact the business at 330-848-5090.


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