SEAMSTRESSES at The ZipYard Altrincham have been working flat out since Boxing Day, carrying out repairs and alterations to customers’ Christmas presents and sale bargains.

And they have found that the 'onesie' is the number one most popular item being brought into the specialist tailoring and alterations centre.

“We’ve had all kinds of onesies come in but the most unique request we had was to make a Spiderman onesie from scratch,” said Richard McConnell, director of the ZipYard, on Lloyd Street.

“There really is nothing the seamstresses can’t do. If it can go under our sewing machines they can sew it.”

He added: “Popular sizes sell out quickly and often only larger sizes are left on the sale rails.

“Customers have been bringing in clothes to be made a size or two smaller and showing off real bargains where huge reductions have been made by the stores because of minor damage or broken zips.”

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