Find a alteration service in Philadelphia, PA

Find alteration services in Philadelphia, PA

Find alteration services in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 alteration services in Philadelphia, PA

Clients agree: these Philadelphia alteration services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Madelange Laroche LLC

Madelange Laroche LLC

5.0(1)
12+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Nabyla M. says, "I had a great experience with Madelange. She was friendly since the first appointment and very clear about what she was going to do with the dress. She gave me her opinion and made me feel comfortable about the decisions I made. " Read more
Wardrobe Clinic

Wardrobe Clinic

New on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Word of mouth and marketing social media
Morroni Custom Clothing

Morroni Custom Clothing

5.0(2)
24+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Dominic F. says, "Once you buy a custom suit from Dan, you will never go back to “off the rack”. " Read more
Byaprille Couture

Byaprille Couture

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We create custom wedding and luxury gowns.
PointClickTailor Inc

PointClickTailor Inc

5.0(2)
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Alexis K. says, "Amazing quality, perfect measurements! Frank is always a pleasure to work with!" Read more
Chic Luxury Hair Studio

Chic Luxury Hair Studio

New on Fash
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We provide pain free protective styling and natural hair care services ! Locs , braids , weaves and wigs !! I love educating my clients on Haircare and products that help them maintain a healthy bed of hair !
Quad Creations Events

Quad Creations Events

New on Fash
Offers online services
26+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Create Signature Events, event design & coordinator, logistics specialist. Fashion/beauty focused events, grand openings, fashion shows & more; 100+ variety of events in 20+ years EP industry experience. www.daronda.com

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 Philadelphia alteration services

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Tiray S.
Dan was awesome! The service was 5 stars and my tux came out perfect! All my formal will be from him going forward! Thanks Dan!
Morroni Custom Clothing
Alexis K.
Amazing quality, perfect measurements! Frank is always a pleasure to work with!
PointClickTailor Inc
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