Decades of experience in alterations, located in Fort Worth, TX

We are located on the corner of Long Ave, and Main St (Inside the Long Bazaar) in north Fort Worth, TX, just a few blocks from the Stockyards!

At Mariela's we dedicate Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to the most complex items.

Call us any time at (817)313-1996

Our hours of opereation are 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday thru Sunday only.

We transform any garment you have, any way you want, for less than you'd imagine.

All we ask for is a bit of time, your garment shouldn't take more than a day or two.
When it comes to gowns, costumes, suits, ensembles for school dances, expect a bit of a delay, usually around a month.

If you have questions, please email us at (817) 313-1996

We hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Convert your jeans to shorts!!

No reason to buy shorts this summer when you have a closet full of old pairs of jeans you can easily transform.  For one reason or another, we all have tons of jeans we still love but no longer wear, mostly because they are no longer in style.  One easy solution is to transform those beloved jeans into capris or shorts.  You can show your creative side by embellishing them with swarovski crystals or colored threads.  You can also add special cuffs to capris, and finish them off by adding cute buttons!  A good idea is to head to your local craft store and grab some permanent markers or paint and create a one-of-a-kind pair of shorts you can proudly show off.

Below are some cute shorts you can find at stores like Diesel and Abercrombie & Fitch.  Save some money, have fun, and make your very own pair!

RVCA director's version of some awesome rocker shorts


Directions on How To Make A Pair According to Kristin:

1. First find a belt that has really interesting detail and ignore the belt buckle as it's coming off anyways. Then take the needle nose pliers (you may need another tool for this, it so happened this one came off pretty easily) and pry off the belt buckle and latch on either end.

2. Then weave it through the belt loops of you're shorts until it's even with the front two belt loops. You then can cut it to the proper length as you will have some extra. Make sure you leave about 1/4"-1/2" seam allowance to sewn the belt under the belt loop. Pin the belt under the belt loop and sew on top of the belt loop. Note: this will be a bit tricky, but you can always use a needle and thread to do this as well.

3. Last, cut the remaining seam allowance off from under the belt loop and you're done.

It's easy, here are some more examples for your inspiration

58586263-03 Jeans by Forever 21