Find a alteration service in Alexandria, VA

Find alteration services in Alexandria, VA

Find alteration services in Alexandria, VA

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Top 10 alteration services in Alexandria, VA

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Q The Tailor Bespoke Clothiers

Q The Tailor Bespoke Clothiers

New on Fash
Offers online services
37+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
After so many years I still love when Clients return for more service! Now I find myself doing work for the sons, daughters, and grand of my long-time clients. I still Love being a tailor After 40 years!
KandM Kindred Crafters

KandM Kindred Crafters

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Regina H. says, "Beautiful sewing craftsmanship. They can see just about anything. " Read more
NewCouture,Inc.

NewCouture,Inc.

New on Fash
34+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
We are a custom clothing design company specializing in Bridal, Morher of Bride/Groom,Special Occasion, tailoring and alterations. Creating individual style to reflect the character of each client.
By Tiara Anjane

By Tiara Anjane

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
In crafting "Versatile Style: The Brand By Tiara Anjane," I transcend mere clothing design to convey emotional narratives and embody a lifestyle. Drawing inspiration from architecture, culinary delights, vibrant hues, personal hobbies, and life's journey, my creations reflect a fusion of diverse influences. Each piece is not just attire but a testament to the myriad facets of human expression and experience, inviting individuals to engage with the essence of self-expression and personal identity through fashion. I have been designing, sewing my own garments, & teaching myself fashion design for the past 6 years.
Victor Hou Designs

Victor Hou Designs

New on Fash
17+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
I'm a tailor and fashion designer with over 40 years experience. I'm currently the lead tailor for MGM National Harbor. I also teach sewing classes in DC community centers, and I have a 501(c)(3) vintage and antique sewing machine museum.
CC’s Alteration

CC’s Alteration

New on Fash
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Bridal's alteration. Veils, Evening dresses. Specialty in Lace, beads works.
Kimly Alterations And Dressmaking

Kimly Alterations And Dressmaking

New on Fash
37+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Wedding gown, formal gown,summer vacation outfit. men, woman children all kind of outfits, suit, Coat, cut curtain window
OZIAS STITCHES

OZIAS STITCHES

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
I have been a making custom dresses for over 4 years now, I grew interest in it after graduating high school. I have a speciality in making modest dresses. Lately I have been focusing on making ready to wear dresses for people who don't feel comfortable showing too much skin but still want to look good.
Lestarbyangel

Lestarbyangel

New on Fash
29+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Custom design gown ! Alteration men and women clothing
Penelope Thread Room

Penelope Thread Room

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
24+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
I love sewing, fashion

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 Alexandria alteration services

Recent success stories from people in the Alexandria area.
Ida D.
Very professional,Patient , service on time, good customer service 👍 👏
Germode Fashion designer LLC
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