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$ 25
Apr 2006
Akron, OH
Coat repaired which had a significant tear  more... close row
$ 625
Oct 2006
Cincinnati, Ohio
wedding gown
Fitting and alterations for wedding gown  more... close row
$ 125
Aug 2007
Englewood, CO
bridesmaid dress
Alterations for a bridesmaid dress  more... close row
$ 6
Jun 2007
San Diego, CA
Small alteration in dress lining  more... close row

Description of service

I bought a dress to wear to my friend's wedding and for some strange reason the lining of the dress was longer than the dress itself! It hung out of the bottom of the dress by a few inches, and this was definitely not a design feature. I had the lining of the dress hemmed at a local tailor/alterations shop in my neighborhood.

Review of Service

The woman in the shop was very friendly. She wanted me to try the dress on, but I didn't want to go through the trouble. Especially because I knew it wouldn't matter, since it was only the lining that needed to be hemmed, not the dress.

In the end, I just told her how much needed to be cut off and she did that. The work was done the next day, and it was perfect. Truly, it wasn't a tough job, but she did do it well.


Whenever possible, it's a good idea to test services like this with something that is hidden or easy to do. That way, you can gauge the quality of work before you give them a really big and important job like altering a special occasion dress or gown. As always, referrals from friends are a great way to find someone trustworthy enough to cut and sew your precious clothes.

$ 5
Jan 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Hemming dress pants  more... close row
$ 10
Apr 2008
Phoenix, AZ
The service was the emergency repair of a few inches  more... close row
$ 25
Oct 2007
Boston, MA
Shortening a pair of jeans  more... close row
$ 65
Oct 2007
Boston, MA
Alterations to pants and suit jacket  more... close row
$ 40
Feb 2008
Memphis, Tn
men's suit trousers
Suit pants made bigger  more... close row
$ 7
Mar 2008
Pelham, NY
Small alterations to jeans  more... close row
$ 18
Jan 2008
Lansing, Michigan
suit pants and jacket
On the spot alterations worth the price  more... close row
$ 12
Apr 2008
Bellingham, WA
Custom fit for western style shirt  more... close row
$ 0
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$ 10
Apr 2008
Dearborn MI
Broken Zippers easily repaired at cleaners  more... close row