Find a alteration service in New York, NY

Find alteration services in New York, NY

Find alteration services in New York, NY

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Top 10 alteration services in New York, NY

Clients agree: these New York alteration services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Joan's Tailoring &Designs

Joan's Tailoring &Designs

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
Serves New York, NY
Debbie R. says, "Joan, of Joan’s Tailoring & Design, was very knowledgeable regarding sewing and embroidery. She was polite and professional. Her communications were always prompt as was her finishing the project. She was very helpful and patient especially when helping me choose the best font for my embroidery project especially considering my needs and lack of technical skills. She did a great job, and I am very happy!!! I would definitely use her and her company again with future projects!" Read more
Sheena Burton

Sheena Burton

New on Fash
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
In many professions, beautifully tailored clothes are essential. In Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fashion – all of these professions demand the very best. And one of the most effective ways to show that you are the best is to look your best. After all, when it is obvious from the way you take care of yourself that you care and that you have the means, knowledge and desire to look your best – that says something to people. And it’s something that can’t be said in words. DESIGNER GARMENTS Whether it’s creating a new piece from the drawing board up or repairing, restoring or altering something you already own, I do the highest quality work. A
Fashion Solutions NYC INC

Fashion Solutions NYC INC

New on Fash
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
In this diagnostic call we evaluate different aspects of your project such as the status of your idea, projections, availability, and what is stopping you from getting your design idea started and we give you suggestions on how to continue developing your product. We help you create a good fashion product, following the steps we implement for a satisfactory result! How did you do it so fast? How did I not know about this before? These are some of the questions I hear from my clients. I have spent 8 years in the Garment District understanding how the fashion idea creation processes work and how to turn clients' ideas into products with great p
Bashert Designs

Bashert Designs

New on Fash
Offers online services
34+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Exclusive Bridal Eveningwear designer creating one of a kind custom gowns.
Mobile Tailoring, Alterations NYC

Mobile Tailoring, Alterations NYC

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Mobile Tailoring, Alterations service Within New York City Professional traveling tailor at your doorstep Perfect fit for any occasions
Lalene Design Studio

Lalene Design Studio

5.0Exceptional(8)
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Adriana says, "The effort the owner puts into every dress just speaks volumes. Very high quality and a lot of attention to details ☺️" Read more

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 New York alteration services

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Audrey A.
Ms. Joan is clearly an expert Seamstress who understands all body types and her innovative ideas for alterations ensured that I looked exactly as I imagined on my wedding day. You feel secure in her hands knowing that she will have a solution for any fitting challenge. I have already recommended her to two friends who were also thrilled with her work and I have at least five dresses in my closet that can benefit from her expertise. If you want the job done right the first time, this is the Seamstress for you. She'll make a $ dress look like it is $$$$$ when you wear it!
Joan's Tailoring &Designs
Svetlana
The BEST design studio I’ve visited in the area! Absolutely spectacular dresses 😍
Lalene design studio
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