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Make a big entrance without a big budget!

If you want to feel like the belle-of-the-ball just head on over to The ZipYard and we’ll turn your online bargain into a breath-taking showstopper.

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The perfect dress for the perfect day

If your wedding dress isn’t quite the perfect fit you had dreamed of don’t worry, all is not lost. At The ZipYard our experienced seamstresses have saved many a bride’s blushes by working their magic to ensure the perfect fit.

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New Year, New Diet

For many of us our New Year’s resolution is often to watch what we eat and to head to the gym to try and lose a few pounds. You may also be resigned to the fact that you may need a new wardrobe as well for the super slim new you! Well it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Sew little time!

If you've got a busy schedule running up to Christmas (and let’s face it who hasn’t!) the last thing you’ll have time for is carrying out those minor sewing repairs yourself.

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Shine at the office party!

It's approaching the most magical time of the year and to help you look your best at the office party then call in at your local ZipYard.

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Clothing Rescue Centre

All over the country once loved clothes are languishing in the back of wardrobes - forgotten about, unloved and just plain lonely.

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Suits you, Sir!

We've all heard the saying “never judge a book by its cover”, but in reality deep down we know that first impressions really do count. An ill-fitting suit just doesn't do you any favours and yet the solution is just round the corner.

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"I’m not going to school Mum!"

After a long summer holiday you can be forgiven for sometimes being slightly relieved when it's time for your little darlings to go back to school. But with youngsters being ever so more fashion conscious sometimes 1st day nerves can get the better of them.

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When One Size Doesn’t Fit All

If you're constantly in-between sizes it can be really difficult to find an outfit which you feel totally comfortable in. It doesn't help when different brands seem to have different sizes. A size 14 in one can feel like a size 12 in another. But all is not lost. At the ZipYard we’ve made our name in altering and adjusting, easing in and letting out to help your clothes give you the look you really want.

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Don’t Recycle, Upcycle!

Upcycling is the process of breathing new life into old items, including clothing. When old clothes wear out, no longer fit, or seem dated, passé and no longer enjoyable to wear, the great majority of people simply throw them out or give them away. Adults' clothes tend to end up in charity shops, while children’s clothes may be passed onto others with young families. On the other hand, if the clothes are simply getting tatty, they will either go straight to the dustbin or end up as cleaning rags.

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Created by a Designer, Altered by the ZipYard!

One problem with almost any kind of designer clothing is that it seems to be made in order to fit some perfect celebrity physique, rather than that of a real person. The other problem is that some of them can seem absolutely beautiful at first glance, but they may have some sort of quirk or feature that just does not suit your personal style at all. The good news with any of these issues, however, is that The ZipYard will be able to fix whatever the problem is, and can make this supposedly perfect designer outfit genuinely perfect – for you.

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Don't get caught out

If you have ever been caught out with damaged clothing, such as broken zips or a dropped hem, you know that the experience can be challenging and inconvenient, and in some circumstances downright embarrassing! The good news is that there are ways to repair damaged clothing quickly and easily, without breaking the bank, which will allow you to avoid potentially awkward moments.

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Something Old, Something New, Something Just For You

Are you one of the lucky women in the country set to tie the knot in the spring of 2016? First of all – congratulations! The best day of your life is just a few short months(or even weeks) away now, and the plans you’ve put into action will surely be picking up steam now as a result.

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Revamp Your Winter Wardrobe

Winter can be a tricky time of year when it comes to clothing. The icy temperatures and challenging conditions often mean that you’re forced to throw on the same big, warm coat again and again – which inevitably leads to the dreaded problem of heavy wear and tear.

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Dress To Impress This Christmas

The dawn of the festive season is always a cause for celebration. OK, so the days get a little colder and the nights get a little longer, but there’s nothing quite like that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you stroll down the street in a puffy winter coat, with the Christmas lights twinkling above you.

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Why Professional Alteration is Perfect for Anyone

People often say that clothing is a representation of the person wearing it. Even so, most people can’t just buy clothing items straight off the rack and fit into them perfectly. That’s where a professional alteration service comes in.

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Clothing Repair Made Easy

Damaged clothes can be a real nuisance, particularly when it is an outfit that you really enjoy and appreciate. The good news is that you do not have to throw away a favourite item of clothing because of minor damage, or have to pay out a lot of money for repairs. Most examples of minor damage to clothing can be fixed at home by you for very little or even no expense at all. One example of a minor issue that can ruin clothing if not fixed is faulty zippers. Many people throw away clothing with a faulty zipper, which is a shame as the fix is actually very simple.

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Don’t Buy A Tailored Suit, Have One Altered

Some guy named William Shakespeare once said that clothes maketh the man. Aside from one notable spelling error (don’t worry, the first dictionary wasn’t published for another two years), it’s not just an incredibly salient point, but one backed up by science. Whilst the phrase could refer to anything, it’s most often used in reference to the suit, a classic piece of traditional menswear attire that has helped shape the world over the last five hundred years.

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Save Money On Your Wedding Dress By Altering

Weddings: they’re expensive affairs. From the catering to the invitations via a location worthy enough to be snapped by that pricey photographer you hired, things tend to get out of hand quickly. One of the most expensive aspects of any wedding is the dress, and for good reason, it’s there to drop jaws and highlight the resplendent beauty of the bride on her big day. With all that being said though, for brides on a budget, spending big on a custom made dress can cripple the rest of the day. So, what’s to be done?

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