Tailoring: Preventing Wardrobe Malfunctions, One Step at a Time.

3 August 2012

This summer I discovered the marvellous benefits of tailoring garments. Although I've always been a sucker for "If it doesn't fit well, leave it"- methodology, I have two lovely dresses in my closet that contour well to my body, but were initially huge disasters. I'm talking, two sizes too big. Sometimes factories don't make extremely small sizes, so you need to hustle fast (especially if you're in a bridal party!). I highly recommend Studio Kim in Toronto; she somehow made my bridesmaid dress fit me in 7 days with no additional alterations.

Exhibit A: My dress was taken in from a size 2 to size 0 - Kim did a great job.

Exhibit B: My mother's dress was also taken in a few inches, and shorted into a "high-low" skirt. Alterations done by Montgomery Alterations in the west end of Toronto. This is also where I did my dress from shetheinside, which I will post at a later date.

And of course, some extra photos of the wedding because it was amazing!

The bride & groom having a great time with the samba dancers. So cute!

I stole this one from their photographer. It was too pretty to pass up! 


  1. Great photos! So beautiful!!

    Would you like to follow each other?

    Evi xoxo

    The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

  2. OHMYGODDDD. What beautiful photos! I think I died after seeing that picture of you & your mom.

  3. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it! :)

  4. It is truly the season of the wedding. I feel as though, everywhere I turn, someone is getting married, having a baby or engaged.

    The Queen of Hearts

  5. Thank you for posting one of our lovely dancers - RS.Divas Entertainment - the photo looks absolute fun!

  6. You look soooo beautiful!!!! I can totally relate to the issue with sizes but so glad that you recommended tailors. I've been looking for a good tailor for ages, will have to try Kim!

    Marta :)

    P.S. Congrats on med school!

  7. you are just stunning Chantelle. your hair has gotten sooooo long. Inspiration! I need to grow mine out more.

    and I totally agree, a good tailor is crucial! Especially for us short tiny girls

  8. AWWWWW! so so pretty x


  9. You guys are just the sweetest! Thank you, everyone!


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