Q: I bought a holiday blouse that needs a few alterations. Should I wait to have it dry-cleaned?
A: If you need a new garment fitted, I recommend that you have it cleaned before you have it altered. Allowable shrinkage on garments from the manufacturer is 3 to 5%. On many items this would not be a problem, but with some it could change the way the garment looks on you. At Prestige Cleaners, we can take care of both the alterations and dry cleaning.––Donn C. Frye, CEO, Prestige Cleaners