She’ll have you in stitches

  • Rags to Britches Staff Photo by Toby Theodore—

  • Rags to Britches Staff Photo by Toby Theodore—

  • Rags to Britches Staff Photo by Toby Theodore—

  • Karen Scott of Rags to Britches. Staff Photo by Toby Theodore

  • Rags to Britches Staff Photo by Toby Theodore—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 1/29/2019 5:05:04 PM

Bring on the sequins, the glitter, lace and all the sheer. ... Bring on the wedding dresses!

If you take the elevator to the top floor between 14 and 20 Grove St. Peterborough. Inside a pleasant suite, a variety of large mirrors hang on the walls around the room. In the middle of the floor, in front of the mirrors, a pedestal sits for customers to position themselves on while adjustments are made. In this room Karen Scott provides sewing alterations of all types including clothing alterations, mending, zipper repair, and tailoring services for women’s and men’s clothing.

Scott has been sewing since she was 9 years old and is driven by her desire to master the art. She has worked in the alteration business for years, including 9 years at Country Bridals in Jaffrey. While working on an embroidered chiffon skirt for a customer who will be wearing it to the Annual Grammy Awards in February Karen exclaimed, “These are the garments I really like to work on, fancy stuff and delicate work.”

For adjustments on anything from jeans to prom dresses, Karen has an attention to detail. Beyond her extensive experience altering formal dresses, prom and wedding dresses; her expertise encompasses a variety of garments to include men’s clothing alterations and tailoring, leather and fur, custom sewing alterations, upholstery and more

Rags to Britches is a full-service shop, at 14 Grove St. Suite A3. They are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointments on Saturday.

For appointments or more information call (603) 440-9372. Turn around time depends on what’s being done and depending on the season.


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