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Top 10 tailors in Chicago, IL

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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
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...
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...
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.
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
Offers online services
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
Pacos Custom Clothiers’s

Pacos Custom Clothiers’s

5.0(2)
25+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Jill C. says, "The quality of the products offered is phenomenal. The staff is extremely knowledgeable. They make it very convenient, which is appreciated when you have a busy schedule." Read more
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.

Your custom tailor questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much does it cost to have clothes tailored?

Custom tailoring an existing garment can cost as little as $10 to as much as $300+, depending on the location, clothing type and material, and the specific change or changes needed. In general, smaller alterations like a seam repair or a quick pant hem cost $10 to $50. Larger alteration jobs or more complex garments with multiple layers or tricky changes typically cost $50 to $250.

Custom tailoring also includes creating new garments made to specific measurements. The cost for new custom-tailored creations can range from $400 to $5,000+.

How much does a custom-tailored suit cost?

A custom-tailored suit costs $500 to $3,000 on average, but pricing can vary greatly depending on the material cost, the tailor's experience and skill, and the type of customization. Some tailors offer wardrobe package deals that reduce the cost per garment.

Most tailored suits fall into three categories:

  • Made-to-measure – As the least expensive custom suit option, a made-to-measure suit starts with a standard pattern, and the tailor modifies the pattern based on your specific measurements. Material options are limited in this category. Once fitted to your measurements, the suit fits better than an "off the rack" suit, but typically does not feel like an absolute perfect fit.
  • Custom – For a custom suit, the tailor creates a pattern based on your specific measurements and preferences, and then adjusts it if needed over the course of one or more fittings. You have more fabric options than made-to-measure suits offer, and the result is typically a better fit than a made-to-measure suit. Custom suits cost more than made-to-measure suits but are not the most expensive option.
  • Bespoke – Bespoke suits cost the most, are the best fitting, and require the skill of a tailor with many years of experience. A Bespoke suit is created and refined over several appointments with the garment loosely stitched together.

Should you tip a custom tailor?

Tipping a custom tailor is not expected, but as with most service industries, tipping is both acceptable and appreciated. Consider tipping 15% to 20% to show your thanks if your tailor does an outstanding job or goes above and beyond to ensure your custom creation is completed by a certain date.

What is custom tailoring?

Custom tailoring involves creating clothing to precise measurements or altering clothing to different measurements to create a better fit. Custom alterations can be as simple as hemming a pair of pants that is too long or as complex as creating a fully custom or bespoke suit. Most tailors are trained to work by hand and with a sewing machine.

What is the difference between a tailor and a seamstress?

A professional tailor primarily alters clothing, such as hemming garments or making changes to a suit for a better personal fit. Many tailors also create fully custom clothing from a pattern or design. Tailors typically work with men's clothing, including suits, shirts, and coats, but may also work on women's garments.

A seamster or seamstress is a sewing professional who primarily makes clothes using a design or pattern. They also make alterations to clothing and repair garments. A seamstress works on all types of men's and women's clothing as well as non-clothing items like pillows and curtains.

Both seamstresses, seamsters, and tailors work in alteration shops, dry cleaners, and high-end fashion stores. In a men's suit store, you are more likely to work with a tailor. In a bridal boutique, you are likely to work with a seamstress.

How long does custom tailoring take?

Custom tailoring takes 2 to 4+ weeks on average, depending on the item, the number of alterations, and the shop's location and schedule. Simple alterations can sometimes be done in 2 to 3 days. Fully custom-tailored suits or Bespoke suits often take 2+ months.

Can any clothing be tailored?

Tailors can alter almost any type of clothing, but whether a specific garment can be tailored depends mostly on the fabric and the type of alteration needed. If a garment is one size too big, taking in or shortening the fabric is possible in most cases, though some fabric is easier to work with than others. Tailoring a garment that is more than one size to big is more challenging to keep the proportions correct. If a garment is too small, the tailor's ability to alter it to meet your needs will depend on how much fabric there is too work with.

How do I choose the best custom tailor near me?

Follow these guidelines to help you choose a custom tailor:

  • Check out their reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a tailor with a standalone shop that focuses on tailoring alone as opposed to a dry cleaners shop that also offers tailoring service.
  • Discuss your preferences in detail and choose a tailor who understands your style and what you're looking for.
  • Ask to see a portfolio or examples in their shop.
  • Confirm the tailor is available and can complete your garment by the time you need it.
  • Review all contract terms before signing and make the final payment only when you are completely satisfied.

What questions should I ask when hiring a custom tailor?

Consider asking these questions when choosing a custom tailor:

  • How long have you been a tailor?
  • Do you have a portfolio or finished pieces in your shop I can see?
  • Do you charge a flat fee for alterations or individually for each change?
  • How many fittings will I need?
  • How long will the alterations take?
  • What should I bring to my first appointment?
  • Do you press my items before pickup?

Reviews for Chicago tailors

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Sthefanie M.
Good job, excellent delivery time
Dorcas
A.B.
DETAIL TO DESIGN
Pacos Custom Clothiers’s
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