Alterations by Debra Belz

Alterations by Debra Belz Fine tailoring and creative alterations for men and women. Weddings, vintage clothing updated, custom christening gowns, tribal clothing, ski and outdoor wear, leather, fur, steaming, etc.

Serving Santa Fe for 50 years. Best by appointment.

Operating as usual

Beautiful remake of 60+ year old gown!
07/20/2020

Beautiful remake of 60+ year old gown!

04/09/2020

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Drop off, pick up. Stay safe. Phone 505-690'9609

GET FROCKED
03/19/2020

GET FROCKED

Embroiderers' Guild of Victoria
03/18/2020

Embroiderers' Guild of Victoria

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This antique Limerick lace tambour and embroidered shawl collar dates to 1900.

It's made of needle-run tambour embroidery on a sheer fine off white net foundation, with a floral vine leaf, polka dot pattern design and a four leaf clover edging.

Image courtesy of https://www.1860-1960.com/xa8347p0.html

#stpatricksday #limericklace

Sewing Classes
03/13/2020

Sewing Classes

Weddings
03/13/2020

Weddings

Vintage Clothing for Sale at 227 Don Gaspar
03/13/2020

Vintage Clothing for Sale at 227 Don Gaspar

Vintage Clothing for Sale at 227 Don Gaspar

Alterations by Debra Belz's cover photo
03/03/2020

Alterations by Debra Belz's cover photo

Alterations by Debra Belz
03/03/2020

Alterations by Debra Belz

Alterations by Debra Belz's cover photo
03/03/2020

Alterations by Debra Belz's cover photo

Steampunk Tendencies
12/11/2019

Steampunk Tendencies

А Book on sewing and tailoring with samples from Dublin, Ireland 1833-1837

03/23/2019
KGW-TV

KGW-TV

Jody Grage made her first dress when she was 10 years old. Seventy-two years later, she's using her decades of sewing experience to help stitch clothes for the homeless. Heart of the Wild
HeartThreads

Ohio Row by Row Experience
01/02/2019

Ohio Row by Row Experience

Historical Garments
12/31/2018

Historical Garments

Sewing room chit-chat dangerous? Could we be planning an uprising through secret terms such as gussets and hem stitch? This article printed in the New York Pioneer periodical on January 23rd,1841 has something to say about the matter.
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#historicalgarments #isew #sewingroomchitchat #colloquial #sewist #sewcialists #sewingtools #sewingskills #1840s #NewYorkPioneer #oldnewspaper #hemstitch #uprising #historicalsewing #fashionhistory #history #periodical

11/07/2018
Dior

Dior

With a network of specialist ateliers on which to call, whose expertise corresponds to that of Dior’s, Atelier Ollier in Paris was given the task of embellishing one of the dresses in the Autumn-Winter 2018-2019 Haute Couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri. A toile de Jouy motif was hand-painted on six panels of organza then pembroidered with tiny knotted flowers made from nearly 900 meters of silk thread. Explore the making of this dress and uncover more on.dior.com/coutureaw1819.

11/07/2018
Dior

Dior

Couture is the place where dreams in fashion become reality, an especially apt description as the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri was inspired by Surrealism, and the duality of a world that exists between reality and dreams. And in the family-run Hurel atelier in Paris, age-old savoir-faire is exercised in the hand painting and embroidering of a sigh-inducing dress called 'Songe' which, suitably enough, also means 'dream'! More on.dior.com/couture-ss18!

11/07/2018
SBS Australia

SBS Australia

If this doesn't make you like spiders, nothing will.

09/18/2018
Dior

Dior

Couture is the place where dreams in fashion become reality, an especially apt description as the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri was inspired by Surrealism, and the duality of a world that exists between reality and dreams. And in the family-run Hurel atelier in Paris, age-old savoir-faire is exercised in the hand painting and embroidering of a sigh-inducing dress called 'Songe' which, suitably enough, also means 'dream'! More on.dior.com/couture-ss18!

09/16/2018
Walk Sew Good

Walk Sew Good

Every year Ker, a Black Hmong woman, creates new clothes for her family from scratch. These clothes are intricate, unique and beautiful and take the entire year to make. Ker shares the process she goes through in this video. Do you think you'd be able to make your clothes from seed to stitching? 🤷

Beetle wings.  Not thread
07/20/2018

Beetle wings. Not thread

The detail on this dress is breathtaking, but the sad truth is that 5,000 beetle wings and parts of wings were used to decorate it. Visit #FashionedfromNature to learn more: https://goo.gl/znHvbx

The Cut
04/11/2018
The Cut

The Cut

You’ll probably recognize MARIMEKKO's iconic prints and textiles, but the women who shaped it are less known.

01/02/2018
The Goods by Vox

The Goods by Vox

Leanne Marshall is creating works of art while changing the way we look at scrap materials.

12/09/2017
Khalid Al Ameri

Khalid Al Ameri

Salama and I were talking about one of the worst days of our marriage and believe it or not one of them was actually our wedding day, we kept laughing at how it was supposed to be the most beautiful day of our lives but ended up being a day we didn't really get to enjoy.

In the Arab culture weddings are a big deal and a lot is spent on making these weddings a big deal, a big deal for other people that is. Our wedding wasn't something we wanted but it was the norm in both our families, and communities, so we pretty much played by the rules and spent all this money making it happen, money we didn't need to be spending, money we could have spent on something better.

If it were up to us we would have had a small wedding, on the beach somewhere, with family and friends. We would have focused on each other and what we both wanted, because a wedding day is very similar to a marriage in the sense that you should care about making each other happy first, about you both being comfortable, about you both creating a day that's perfect for each other, and not worry about what others think.

Enjoy the video!!

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11/19/2017
BFI

See. No pinning. But now alot of thisis just glued

Felling, padding, sleeving, invisible stitching, buttonholing... Just a few of the processes that go into making a coat, demonstrated in 1923.

Courtesy of North West Film Archive.

#BritainOnFilm

10/24/2017
ATTN: Video

ATTN: Video

No one working full time in America should live in poverty.

Historical Garments
09/16/2017

Historical Garments

Here is a beautiful 1895 Ukranian wedding dress with a good story. It was designed and made in Ukraine by the mother of the bride, Channah Kozak, who started working on it in 1882. Her eye sight was bad so the bride, Sara Kozak, helped her finish it. The family then immigrated to America in the early 1900s. The granddaughter of Sara, Jane Sarah Cooperman, wore this dress on her wedding day too. Worn in Ukraine and America, what a trip. " Bodice (a) of red and blue silk crepe, heavily embroidered and trimmed with lace. High collar; concealed snap closure at proper left shoulder and neck. Full set-in sleeves taper to fitted cuffs. Attached full-length silk twill petticoat. Apron (b) features the same red and blue stripes and embroidery motifs. Slightly gathered into blue waistband, which extends to tie at back. Cotton lace ruffle at sides and hem. Falls to knee. Skirt (c) of light brown silk jacquard; full; two-inch self-fabric waistline; floor-length." Object Number 1990.797a-c. Chicago History Museum. More pictures in comments.
#historicalgarments #weddingdress #laboroflove #1890s #familyheirloom #Ukraine #Chicago #embroidery #bordado #truevintage #vintagestyle #1890sfashion #lace #dentelles #encaje

Address

227 Don Gaspar Ave
Santa Fe, NM
87501

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Fine Tailoring - Creative Alterations - Sewing Classes - Fur and Leather Remodeling - Dolls - Men and Women - Ski Clothes - Sports Gear - Fuller Sizes - Weddings

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 11am - 5:30pm
Thursday 11am - 5:30pm
Friday 11am - 5:30pm
Saturday 11am - 5:30pm

Telephone

(505) 690-9609

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hi Debra...I am bettie ward. You have done some alterations for me before and I have some things for you. Can I make an appointment for Friday Sept 29 at 10:00?
Debra, Where have you moved? I really need to pick up my coat. Thanks, Marty