Maria - "Fitting Doctor"
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"I have nothing to Wear"
How many times have you said or heard that?
Whatever the reason,
the "Fitting Doctor" can bring new life into the outfits you dearly
love -- by re-styling & updating them. Maria collaborates with clients to
analyze what can be done to resuscitate your favorite garments. Once the
'diagnosis' is complete, it is off to 'surgery' where the "Fitting Doctor" and
her surgical staff meticulously dissect and recreate your precious pieces to
fit like never before.
Maria has been 'operating' on ladies' & men's' wardrobes
since 1982, when she co-founded the Dress Doctors in Chicago Illinois.
Since then, drawing on her experience of teaching at The Ray Vogue School
of Fashion Design and from her mentor Rosa, Head Fitter at Saks Fifth Avenue,
she has explored all major designers' creations to fulfill the needs of the
ever changing body
Besides offering style and color analysis, creating event
wear is her true passion, especially mothers of the bride and groom ensembles.
By utilizing her proprietary fitting system "Your Personal Fit", it is possible
to transpose your body measurements into a great fitting garment the first time,
every time, saving you countless fitting visits.
Now, you no longer have to say or hear,
"I hate everything in my closet!"
Because the "Fitting Doctor"
is available to consult with you for select pieces or your entire wardrobe.
Maria even makes 'house calls' if desired, so call her for the appointment
that will give you and your wearables a whole new perspective.
Your Personal Fit
evolved over years of experience in the fashion
design arena. The experience that culminated in the excellence of our
methodology spans redesigning of couture creations, to custom tailoring, to
original designs. This concept has been used for years by leading designers
around the world, and we are proud to finally make it available to the sewing
community at large.
The idea for Your Personal Fit was the
brainstorm of Maria Long, who has has spent most of her life creating fashions
and fitting ladies apparel. She designed her first complete ladies line for a
Chicago and Los Angeles based specialty retailer. This led to a venture which
focused on large ladies designer collections when this trend was in its infancy.
During that time, Maria also taught sewing, tailoring and
pattern alteration at Ray Vogue School of Design in Chicago Illinois. The economic
slump of the eighties offered an opportunity to capitalize on the
reduced rate of new clothes purchases. Maria partnered in a very successful
concept called "Dress Doctors" which gave new life to client's existing couture
and designer wardrobes by reconstructing out of date fashions into more current
styles. Hence one can appreciate her fitting skills and techniques, which she
has applied in the development of Your Personal Fit
Our team of designers, pattern makers, technical engineers and sewers have
spent countless hours perfecting our methodology so you can enjoy the benefits
of this system. We have tested Your Personal Fit on sizes '00' to
'3x' and it still amazes us and our models how well it works.
With accurate measurements we can assure you that you too will be
amazed at the results of using Your Personal Fit.