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Alhambra Seamstresses

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DuClos Designs
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Floryn R.
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Linda is amazing! I was searching for a dressmaker in my neighborhood, and was lucky to find her. I approached her only 3 weeks before my event; I needed a bridesmaid dress made for a friend’s wedding. I gave Linda the fabric, along with a picture of what I wanted. She gave me a very reasonable quote. She measured me, and we scheduled a few fittings as needed. Linda made sure I liked the dress each step of the way before finalizing any stitch. She did not finish the project until I was happy. Her work is done very professionally, and lasts longer than one wear (unlike many other seamstresses that I’ve dealt with). She made some suggestions of things to add, which I ended up liking. I would definitely recommend her, and already have her working on another dress for me!

AMW by Ah'nesha
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy I.
Verified review

Loved working with her. She's a very knowledgable seamstress. Can't wait to work with her again!

  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Giselle B.
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Jami is absolutely wonderful! She listens to your vision and makes it come true! She is incredibly quick in getting the project done but executes it perfectly. Thank you so much, Jami! Looking forward to doing business with you again!

Maggie Clapis
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Carla M.
    Verified review

    Not only is Maggie an awesome seamstress, she is dependable, professional and easy to deal with. I am quite petite so many of my dresses need alteration and slacks hemmed. She does a beautiful job and takes care with every detail. I found a fabric I loved and she made me a dress as well. I am very satisfied with her services. And her fees are very reasonable. I highly recommend her.

    Sharon King
    4.6
    from 5 reviews
      Jackie N.
      Verified review

      Hey Sharon! I am in need of some help with sewing. Please contact me to discuss my projects. -Jackie gittruckingllc@gmail.com

      CCKlifestyle
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 10 years in business
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Jenny M.
      Verified review

      Cia is a consummate professional and a talented seamstress. She offered many ideas for my designs and worked with me until we got them right. She's working on another one right now and I trust her implicitly. Plus, she's wonderful to work with!

      Dorrie Martin-Deakins
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Leila T.
      Verified review

      Dorrie a true professional who knows her skill as a seamstress. She took time to assure the dress fit my body. She did not rush but took the time needed as seamstress working her art as a designer of fabrics. I will recommend hereading to many.

      • 38 years in business
      About

      40 years of experience in sewing. Sewing is my passion.

      Seamstress LeAnna Rae

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I love making things. My career as a seamstress with a background in costuming has allowed me the opportunity to work with a variety of materials and learn various sewing and crafting skills. I have experience in sewing everything, from delicate vintage laces and chiffon to Kevlar and leather. I'm available to sew and alter apparel as well as home goods, such as drapes and pillows.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        What do seamstresses do?

        Seamstresses provide tailoring, alteration and custom sewing for clothing or costumes. Seamstresses can reshape clothing that is too big or too small so that it fits properly — for example, hemming pants that are too long or bringing in the waistband of pants or a skirt that is too large. Seamstresses can also provide more complex alterations such as adding tucks to shape a dress or bringing in the body of a shirt. More time and expertise will be required for challenging fabric such as silk or clothing with lining, like a blazer or lined slacks. Seamstresses are also skilled in altering wedding dresses and other formal wear. The time and skill required for these types of alterations is greater than for basic tasks like hemming, so be sure to find an experienced seamstress to handle your special items.

        Many seamstresses can also custom-make clothing for you. To come up with the design, you can bring in a pattern you like or an item of clothing you want the seamstress to replicate, or ask the seamstress to create a pattern for you. You can bring your own unique design to life with the help of a seamstress. There is no formal job training required to be a seamstress; many learn to sew and design from practical experience. For larger projects, like tailoring a suit, always be sure to review portfolios of work and read about the seamstress’s experience before committing.

        Are you supposed to tip a seamstress?

        Tipping seamstresses is not standard protocol. That said, anytime a talented seamstress goes above and beyond, offering a gratuity is a thoughtful gesture. A gratuity might be appropriate if the seamstress accepted a large project for you at the last minute — for example, hemming new suit pants the night before your work trip or taking in your party dress the day before your birthday. A gratuity may also be appropriate as recognition for the long hours of skilled stitching that your seamstress has put in altering your wedding dress, which often requires multiple fittings and precise fixes to make your dress perfect. If you do decide to offer a gratuity, first ask if the seamstress accepts gratuities; if they do, offer them an additional 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill.  

        How much do seamstresses charge?

        The price for seamstress services will vary depending on the type of work you have done. The national average rate for a seamstress or tailor is $150-$280. Simple projects like repairing holes and hemming jeans usually have flat rates; larger projects, such as sewing custom creations, altering suits or altering wedding dresses, are typically priced based on the specifics of the fabric and pattern and the amount of work time needed. Here are a few examples of tailor and seamstress average costs:

        • Shorten sleeves of a dress shirt: $19.
        • Shorten jacket sleeves: $23 (without buttons) to $28 (with buttons).
        • Take in the body of a jacket: $40 (two seams) to $52 (three seams).
        • Take in a dress shirt: $20.
        • Adjust the shoulders of a jacket: $35.
        • Hem a skirt or dress: $10-$14.
        • Take in or let out a skirt or pair of pants: $15 (unlined) to $20 (lined) or $25 (with a zipper).
        • Shorten top-stitched pants: $10.
        • Shorten cuffed pants: $14.
        • Shorten lined pants: $14.
        • Shorten lined and cuffed pants: $18.
        • Take in a sheath dress: $45.
        • Restitch a fraying seam: $5.
        • Replace buttons: 50 cents each.
        • Move a button: $2.
        • Add a hook and eye: 50 cents per set.
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