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!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

haute couture or alta costura

Alta costura means a garment is made one hundred percent by hand and under the request of a particular client.  All beading, pleading, sewing, is mostly done by hand.  Most dresses designed in big fashion houses are out of the reach of the average citizen, however, if you look closely you might be able to replicate a haute couture dress very economically, you just have to know where to look and of course, be very patient.

Haute couture is borderline unwearable, it is not the ready-to-wear found in stores.  Couture requires good taste and appreciation of art, not to mention bravery.

Here some vintage haute couture, followed by more recent creations.

Regeneration, vintage at

vintage Dior 

Vintage YSL

Vintage Valentino