As the prom season draws near, it is important to plan ahead. It is a nightmare to wake up two days before the prom with a dress you keep tripping over or one with damaged beading. The same goes for suits: nothing looks more awkward than a jacket with too-short sleeves or a pair of slacks that look like you got them out of your dad’s closet.
All of these imperfections should be handled long before prom to save needless stress. Homestyle Draperies and Alterations is a first-rate tailoring business with the welcoming and highly capable Aphroditi Katsoudas at its helm. Consider Aphroditi your fairy godmother for the event—helping you avoid awkward wardrobe missteps, so you can focus on enjoying an unforgettable evening.
My first experience with Aphroditi and her staff was prom season 2016. I had purchased a light blue, halter-top, floor-length prom dress. It was on sale due to some damaged beading along the neckline, so, due to a referral I received from the seller, I brought the dress and the shoes I planned to wear with it (bringing shoes is important) to Homestyle Draperies and Alterations on Old Glory Road in Clemmons.
Upon my unscheduled visit, I was welcomed with enthusiasm by Aphroditi herself. After we had discussed my concern, she directed me to a fitting room.
Once I had changed, I was ushered to a pedestal where the dress was pinned and adjusted until both Ms. Aphroditi and I were content. Ms. Aphroditi made my satisfaction of the utmost importance and devoted her energy and undivided attention to the fitting. She made the upcoming event even more exciting as her enthusiasm and interest were contagious.
When all was said and done, she gave me the estimated price, and I was simply blown away by the affordability of the exceptional service. However, it was not until I received the dress a few days later that I realized what a bargain I had truly received.
I found out that Aphroditi Katsoudas and her employee, Belen, hand-repair, bead, and hem every piece of clothing they are entrusted with. This attention to detail truly amazed me, especially after examining the beadwork she had accomplished on my dress. Aphroditi tells me they will never fold over fabric with damaged beads like most other tailors; instead, they remove each bead individually and restring it. She goes on to tell me that she received over 200 prom orders for repairs and alterations during prom season 2016, and did not receive even one negative review from a customer.
Aphroditi’s pride in, and enjoyment of, her work make all the difference. She cares about every client as if she were fitting her own dress. Her tremendous experience is unparalleled, and her personality makes the whole process unexpectedly enjoyable. She says that she takes pleasure in being a part of each customer’s happiness.
Though she does work on a first-come first-served basis, Aphroditi goes above and beyond her responsibilities by noting all of the local schools’ prom dates, so she can properly schedule the alteration deadlines. Make sure to remember to bring your prom attire in as soon as possible, so you can experience the courteous and capable service that Aphroditi provides.
Though prom season takes a front seat as we move toward the end of the school year, it must not be overlooked that Homestyle Draperies and Alterations offers a variety of tailoring services. Aphroditi is skilled in the production and repair of pillows, bedding, drapes and practically anything that dresses up a home, as well.
When it comes to prom, whether you have a bead out of place, a ripped cuff, or an oversized blazer; Homestyle Draperies and Alterations provides the best customer service, most capable seamstresses, and affordable prices around. Make sure not to wait until the last minute; Aphroditi is ready and excited to help make your prom dress or tux picture-perfect.
Homestyle Draperies and Alterations is located at 2565 Old Glory Road in Clemmons. Call them at 336.766.4040. Be sure to follow them on Facebook.
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