What could possibly be better than treating yourself to a wide assortment of all the latest and top names in fashion at some of Singapore’s famous malls? How about having clothes custom made? Ensuring an exact fit and designed exactly how you want them to be, why not pay a visit to one of Singapore’s tailors on your next visit to the Lion City?
There are numerous places around Singapore where you can have garments tailor made. Whilst most stock a good range of fabrics, there are also many places where you can go to browse lots of beautiful fabrics, buying the amount that you require and then taking it to a tailor to work their magic.
Benefits of Custom-Made Clothing
Clothing that is made to measure can actually be cheaper than buying expensive brands off the peg. You can have some great new items for your wardrobe without spending so much money.
The ability to fully customize your clothing means that you are more likely to wear items more, and keep them in your wardrobe for longer, thus potentially saving you money on buying new clothes over the course of time.
Because your tailor will take all your vital measurements, custom-made clothes will fit you really well. As opposed to mass-manufactured clothes that are designed with average sizes in mind to suit the masses, tailor-made clothes are created so as to fit your exact measurements. This is especially great for people who otherwise struggle to find clothes that fit, and therefore look, truly terrific.
It is normal for you to attend a fitting once the items are near completion in order that any final alterations can be made to ensure the perfect fit.
Custom-made clothing also means that you choose everything to suit your tastes. From the fabric to any embellishments to the design, colour, and pattern, you can dress just how you want. Whether you have a special event coming up, want some great new work wear that makes you look as though you really mean business, or want some great casuals that you can wear any time, tailored clothes can be excellent.
Buying Fabric in Singapore
Take a wander along Arab Street in Kampong Glam and you will see many outlets selling a range of eye-catching fabrics. Mahaco Impex often gets great reviews. Jalan Sultan Fabric Centre is another popular spot. Fine silks and beautiful fabrics for saris can be found in a number of stores around Little India, and the Tekka Centre is home to an extensive selection of great fabrics at reasonable prices. There are many more offerings in the basement of the Mustafa Centre.
In Chinatown, some top places for buying fabrics include Thye Guan Textile, Malin Textiles, and Lye Nai Shiong. In the People’s Park Centre you will find Golden Dragon, with an extensive assortment of embellishments, as well as items for crafts. On the lively Orchard Road, look out for Plaza Singapura. Step inside and head to Spotlight, where you’ll find almost anything you could ever need for clothes-making.
Tips for Tailoring
Make sure that in order to get something that you love that you are very specific when discussing your requirements with your tailor. They are not mind-readers!
Don’t be afraid to tell your tailor if they haven’t done something as you asked. They should still be able to make alterations before you accept the finished item.
Speak with other people and look online to get some recommendations for great tailors before deciding where to have your clothes made.