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…Royal Ascot Inspirations

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After the Grand National, Royal Ascot is the Nation’s most watched and talked about equestrian event, famous for the mind-boggling hats as much as the actual races. With its incredible visual extravaganza Royal Ascot provides so much inspiration ! For our new window display we added a touch of the fashion along our hat tulle […]

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Prom Season is Open in Reading!

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It’s PROM season at La Sartoria ! Almost done, It’s quite a lot of fabric. Prom dress alterations are keeping me busy!   xxlasartoria

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The Royal Windsor Horse Show

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LA SARTORIA was the tailor of choice for the participants of the Royal Windsor Horse Show that takes place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle. We got our clients trousers tailored, slimmed slightly from the thigh to the knee, then more dramatically from the knee to the ankle and we love the new look […]

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A Guide to trousers Break

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A Guide to trousers Break – Break: the menswear term for how much creasing occurs at the bottom of the trousers, due to the length of fabric resting on one’s shoes. It’s a tailoring decision that can drastically change the appearance of a pair of trousers, and because of this, it has become a polarizing […]

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Best dressed for Royal Ascot!

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Looking for occasion wear that will meet the approval of the track ‘fashion police’? We head to the races The official Ascot Style Guide means business: midriffs, shoulders and mini hemlines are banned in the Royal Enclosure with knee length dresses, modest necklines and of course a hat, all mandatory. For Grandstand ticket holders the rules […]

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Wedding Dress Alteration in Reading (Update)

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Our bride dress fitting today! We at LA SARTORIA are very excited to get to work a one-of-a-kind princess dress . We love to show you all the progress of it! xxlasartoria

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Wedding Dress Alterations in Reading

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Don’t forget At LA SARTORIA we specialize in Wedding Dress Alterations! You’ve found your gown, but it’s not quite the perfect fit…yet. Many gowns need at least some sort of alteration, but keep in mind that your alteration issues can vary greatly, depending on where you got your gown and how many changes need to […]

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Cutting the Pattern

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Finishing up my pattern… One fitting and ready to cut in real fabric ! 😀 Pattern making is an art. It is the art of manipulating and shaping a flat piece of fabric to conform to the curves of the human figure. Pattern making is a bridge function between design and production. A sketch can […]

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Refreshing a Leather Jacket

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This is certainly a common wear problem on dark leather jackets and bags. It usually occurs on the edges of seams, pockets, sleeves and shoulders. The wear of the color coat reveals the off-white or grey color under the black. If you get to the wear when it is minimal, it can usually be reversed […]

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Reinventing your Wardrobe

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One of the saddest things that can happen in our wardrobe is when our absolute favorite item of clothing loses its pizzaz and needs to meet its end at the bottom of the garbage can or be used to mop the floor. We tend to either throw out that beloved item and go shopping hoping to […]

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