Find a alteration service in Chicago, IL

Find alteration services in Chicago, IL

Find alteration services in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 alteration services in Chicago, IL

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Fashion House Alesia C.

Fashion House Alesia C.

New on Fash
Offers online services
28+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We believe that every person, company or brand can stand out in competition with our service. We love to help out clients with any costomized apparel projects, tailoring and alterations. Our team of fashion designer and master tailors bring our passion and expertise in custom designed apparel and accessories for over 20 years of experience to many satisfied clients. Our owner and fashion designer Alesia, so passionate to help women to look and feel their best. No project too small or so big for us. Because we think, that with our huge experience in custom tailoring and design, we can help more and more clients. That they can have a piece of m...
Alesia C. Boutique-Atelier

Alesia C. Boutique-Atelier

New on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We are full service luxury bridal and event attire boutique. We offer exlusive beautiful collections of: couture bridal and evening gowns, men's suits, tuxedos and kids formal attire, including boy's formal suits and girl's event dresses, prom and dance dresses; unique luxury accessories to match bridal and evening gowns. We offer the following services: Rental: Men's tuxedo and suits rental. Custom tailoring and alterations on men's suits, bridal gowns proffessional tailoring, bridesmaids and evening gowns alterations. Custom accessories design and production, including custom designed men's neckties, bow ties, vests, scarves and corporate s...
Joy Of Beauty Hair Nail Boutique

Joy Of Beauty Hair Nail Boutique

New on Fash
5 hires on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We offer excellent one on one full client services braiding extensions, eye lashes, hair color, dread locs, facials, nails We enjoy making the customer look amazing
Cathy Customs

Cathy Customs

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
Serves Chicago, IL
Cathy Customs is a custom clothing seamstress, I make and do alterations on clothing, I have been sewing for over 20 years and pattern making for over 10 years, I studied pattern making, I love what I do, I love making women feel good about themselves.
Kristian Kouture By Alexandria Alston

Kristian Kouture By Alexandria Alston

New on Fash
15+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Kristian Kouture is a brand by Alexandria Alston, a fashion designer,stylist, and model based in Chicago. This brand offers custom and ready to wear pieces for all occasions including birthdays, prom, weddings, and many more. We offer alterations on almost any garment. I’ve been designing for over 20 years. My degree is in fashion design and fashion business. In 2020 I launched my embroidery services for businesses and individuals alike. We even offer event production and decorating services.
Dorcas

Dorcas

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Linda F. says, "She's very nice and did a great job !!!" Read more
Tailor's Touch

Tailor's Touch

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
28+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I provide quality alterations. I have over 30 years experience . I alter both men and women garments. I work with clients in the Gold Coast area. I'm taking every necessary precaution when fitting clients. Mask and sanitizing is a must. Please entrust your garments to a professional tailor. I work on many types of garments. I love working with clients that love fashion.
Ranjan’s Henna & Altretion All Type Of Febric

Ranjan’s Henna & Altretion All Type Of Febric

New on Fash
Serves Chicago, IL
I’m last 5 years working experience Alteration specialist in David bridal stores I do all types of alteration
Salamanca Alterations

Salamanca Alterations

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I like it when a client returns to the highest one for the second time to my highest, I like to attend them kindly and do their job well. I enjoy my work because it is an art when changes are made to the clothes and happier when the client is satisfied.
BY_FARFAN

BY_FARFAN

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I am a designer who has 20 years of experience. very broad knowledge in the fashion sector.Apart from the alterations he specialized in handmade girls clothes. I have an online store. TIENDA! https://byfarfan.com/ I invite you to tell me on Instagram and Facebook as by_farfan I am fashion designer with an emphasis on image consulting and a professional seamstress with 20 years of experience. . cutting and making garments, alterations, modifications, tayloring, consultancies and others.

Your Alterations, Tailoring, and Clothing Design questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much do alterations cost?

Alterations vary in price depending on the type of fabric and the changes needed. Simple alterations like hemming and adjusting waistlines $20 to $50, depending on the experience and specialty of the seamstress. More complex alterations like taking in the shoulders of a jacket usually start at around $50 and go up from there.

Altering formal gowns is more costly since they have more layers, linings, and fabric to deal with.

How long do alterations take?

Simple alterations usually take a few days to a week to complete while more complex alterations take longer, especially if the shop is busy. Some alteration services offer same-day service for simple alterations like adjusting a hem or replacing shirt buttons.

Who does alterations near me?

Seamstresses and tailors all do alterations on clothing, but seamstresses also tend to alter other non-clothing items such as draperies. A tailor tends to work more on men's suits and coats but also works on women's pieces such as fancy dresses and ball gowns.

Both seamstresses and tailors work in dry cleaners, alteration services, and even higher-end fashion stores. Seamstresses also commonly work in bridal stores altering wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and ball gowns. Tailors often work in men's suit stores where they alter shirts, suits, and trousers.

What are some common alteration services offered?

Clothing alterations are typically minor changes that adjust the way an article of clothing fits. Major changes to the way the garment looks are not considered alterations, but typically refer to tailoring. For example, shortening a dress is considered an alteration, while changing the neckline and style of the dress is considered tailoring.

The most common alteration services include:

  • Shortening sleeves
  • Adjusting hem lengths
  • Adjusting waistlines
  • Tapering

Minor fixes to a damaged garment like replacing zippers and buttons or repairing holes can also be considered alteration services.

How do I prepare for clothing alterations?

Being prepared for your clothing alterations can make your appointment go smoother and your alterations turn out better. Always bring in clean clothes and wash and dry new items to ensure they won't shrink after an alteration, especially for cheaper clothes.

Other tips include:

  • Always bring the shoes you are likely to wear with the pants or a long dress to ensure a proper hem length.
  • Speak up when the garment is pinned, once the garment is sewn it is too late to point out a complaint about the fit.
  • Ask about the price before you leave the shop, don't wait until you return to pick up your altered garment only to find you spent more than you planned on the alteration service.

How do I choose the best clothing alteration services near me?

Alteration services are a great way to use those quality pieces of clothing that just don't fit anymore. Here are some guidelines to help you choose a clothing alteration service:

  • Search online for a local seamstress with years of experience altering clothing garments.
  • Read their reviews on Fash and Google
  • Select a shop that is the most professional, and skilled that works within your budget and timeframe.
  • Ask about the price and terms before leaving your garment in the shop.

What questions should I ask the alteration service?

When choosing a clothing alteration service, be sure to pick a professional service that meets your budget and timeframe. To help you make the right choice, be sure to ask the following questions:

  • How many years of experience do you have with clothing alterations?
  • How much will the alterations cost?
  • What alteration services do you offer?
  • How long will the alterations take?
  • What should I bring to my alteration appointment?
  • Will you press my garment after making the alterations?

Reviews for Chicago alteration services

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Sthefanie M.
Good job, excellent delivery time
Dorcas
A.B.
DETAIL TO DESIGN
Pacos Custom Clothiers’s
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