Repairs and Alterations

The following list shows the most requested repairs, mending, alterations, or tailoring tasks. There are several factors, such as fabric or condition, that contribute to the difficulty of a job and therefore, to the final cost. If a requested task is impractical or unattainable, then I will try to help you find an alternative. Except for simple repairs, such as button or zipper replacement, I need to meet with you and see the garment. Please contact me to request an appointment. Garments brought to me for work must be clean and smoke free. New garments should be washed or dry cleaned before work is done.

  • Repair/replace belt loops
  • Replace buttons (cannot guarantee matching buttons)
  • Buttonholes (hand or machine worked) – repair original or add new ones
  • Replace waist elastic in pants, shorts, skirts, and dresses
  • Repair seam rips and other tears
  • Replace zippers in pants, shorts, skirts, dresses, and jackets/coats
  • Hemming pants, shorts, skirts, dresses
  • Shorten/lengthen jackets/coats
  • Shorten/lengthen sleeves in shirts, dresses, or jackets/coats (including suitcoats)
  • Alter waist in pants, skirts, and dresses
  • Remove “bagginess” in seat of pants
  • Taper legs in pants
  • Take in/let out sides of skirts, shirts, dresses, or coats
  • Alter style of shirts or dresses (ex. Boxy to Princess)
  • Wedding or formal gowns – hemming, bustles, add/remove straps, bodice adjustments, etc.