Clothing/costume designer, tailor & seamstress

San Francisco, CA

Get up to five quotes from pros like Clothing/costume designer, tailor & seamstress within hours. Get Quotes

About this pro

I make things with fabric. I make costumes, custom garments, redesign, alterations, and light interiors.

I have taught costuming in a professional environment and have worked with private clients in a variety of capacities.

I enjoy collaboration and I'm equally glad to realize specific ideas/designs.

Location

San Francisco, CA 94109

Years in business

27

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

35

Reviews

21 Reviews
  • Allison T. Sep 11, 2017
    Alterations
    Verified Review
    Jayne is great! Worked with me to get what I needed done and is a skilled seamstress!
    Jayne S. Sep 12, 2017

    Thanks for your kind words & review! I hope you're well & living "happily ever after.

  • Lucia A. Jul 19, 2017
    Wedding Dress Alterations
    Verified Review
    Has been so helpful! Worked with my needs and my budget!
    Jayne S. Jul 20, 2017

    Thank you for the kind words & review. I appreciate it!

  • Irene L. Jul 12, 2017
    Wedding Dress Alterations
    Verified Review
    Jayne S. Jul 20, 2017

    Thank you for your positive rating, I appreciate it!

  • Pamela B. Apr 26, 2017
    Wedding Dress Alterations
    Verified Review
    A Ray of Light
    Jayne Serba is an absolutely amazing seamstress/tailor and person. I found Jayne on thumbtack after being shocked by 1. what other seamstresses wanted to charge to alter a simple wedding dress, 2. the crazy wedding industry in general. Jayne was friendly and warm from the moment I contacted her, and made the dress fitting process a breeze (even though the dress turned out to be more complicated than either of us thought!). She was able to alter my dress in ways I did not even think were possible and made it look better than I had even hoped. She also altered my husbands suit and my mothers dress, all to perfection. In our multiple meetings it was so clear that she just wanted us to be happy and feel good about our attire. She was a ray of light in our wedding planning process, for which I will always be grateful! Jayne is a wonderful, down to earth person, who is amazing at what she does. I feel so fortunate to have found her!
  • Sam B. Apr 16, 2017
    Custom Clothes Design
    Verified Review
    Awesome creative tailor!
    Jayne was awesome. She listened to my ideas and came up with a really awesome costume for my dog. Would definitely hire again.
  • Alex C. Nov 30, 2016
    Alterations
    Verified Review
    Revitalized my old tux!
    Jayne transformed my old school, boxy tuxedo into something much more modern and well fitted. She was a pleasure to work with and even went out of her way to get it dry-cleaned for me before the wedding.
  • Ilana W. Sep 13, 2016
    Alterations
    Verified Review
    Highly recommended as an easy-to-work-with tailor who does excellent work
    I had a whole pile of clothes that needed alterations--everything from hemming a skirt a little to fixing the fit of a much-too-large fencing jacket. Jayne came to my house to fit everything, and I just got the first few pieces she finished back this weekend. They all fit perfectly and looked great! Jayne is definitely my go-to tailor in SF now.
  • Philippa A. Aug 3, 2016
    Custom Tailor
    Verified Review
    Jayne is so friendly and I love how she is able to come to you or do home visits in San Francisco. So convenient! She did a great job with my cocktail dress that was too big around the shoulders and chest. Definitely recommend!
  • Christina L. Jan 13, 2016
    Alterations
    Verified Review
    Six stars (if I could). A family stuffed animal and a real animal (a pet dog) had a fight, and my stuffed animal needed some real repairs. I visited several alterations shops in the area, and none of the shops said they had the right equipment or knowledge to restore the animal. I found Jayne on Thumbtack and was thrilled. Among the qualities I observed: - Great customer service! For a small fee she came to pick up and drop off the item at my office. Saved me a ton of time/mailing hassle. - Attention to detail! The item was restored perfectly. - Creative and can-do! You can trust Jayne with bigger, more complex, think-out-of-the-box alterations, repairs and so on. I imagine she's the right person to make your wedding dress perfect, repair something vintage, or otherwise take on a project for which your average seamstress just doesn't know where to start. Visit Jayne! She's lovely and kind and does great work.
  • Sebastian S. Nov 25, 2015
    Alterations
    Verified Review
    Strongly recommend! Jayne did a great job fitting my jacket and my pants despite them being too large. It was great that she was offered home visits and the whole experience was seamless. Thank you Jayne.
  • Claire T. Jul 29, 2015
    Wedding Dress Alterations
    Verified Review
    Jayne did a wonderful job fixing my ugly bridesmaid dress so that it would fit me perfectly! I couldn't be happier with the experience!
  • Lindsay G. Apr 23, 2015
    Jayne tailored my wedding dress as well as two of my husband's suits! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for any tailoring, her work was incredible. I bought a beautiful intricately beaded and sequined dress from a second hand vintage store but because it had no back it just had no shape. I really wanted to wear a bra so Jayne designed an awesome back to put in it and completely reworked the drapey mesh at the back. She has an incredible understanding of fit and once she did her magic it fit me absolutely perfectly, new back and all. She also knew the exact length to cut the bottom so it hung beautifully and allowed me to execute my choreographed first dance. The transformation of the dress was incredible and I am so grateful to Jayne. On top of that, we just loved spending time with her! It always felt like an old friend was coming over and we always spent time catching up after the fittings. So not only is she incredibly skilled but she's lovely to know as well. Trust her with any garment you need altering!
  • Amanda P. Apr 14, 2015
    Wedding Dress Alterations
    Verified Review
    Jayne is amazing! I bought a formal dress that had a ton of damaged beading, that needed to be hemmed, and to have the shoulders taken up- Jayne tamed the sequin mess and took care of my other problems beautifully! In the midst of dealing with my dress she also managed getting a pair of the husband's pants hemmed, too! She is also great with communication and prompt for appointments. It was an added bonus that she came to me- Especially since my dog is in love with her :) There were no negatives with our experience at all!
  • Katie T. Dec 18, 2014
    I haven't had any tailoring done by Jayne, but I can speak to other aspects of working with her. She was very prompt, pleasant and clear with her communication, her prices are very reasonable, and she was willing to travel to me! I will absolutely contact her in the future when I next need an alteration.
  • Elliot S. Sep 26, 2014
    Jayne did an amazing job tailoring my wedding suit despite the fact that I'm an idiot and bought a linen suit! It looks amazing and fits me perfectly. She was very quick and was a delight to converse with! She always brought a treat for my dog as well!
  • Marian S. Sep 19, 2014
    Alterations
    Verified Review
    The day I met Jayne was the brightest of days! I honestly don't know where I would be without her. I bought my wedding dress used online and it ended up being just a tad small. And of course I know that a too small dress is WAY harder to fix than one that's too big. So I was in a bit of a pickle. Enter Jayne. This woman works miracles. She came to my house, (armed with biscuits for my dog no less), sat with me and drank tea AND fashioned me the dress of my dreams. Not only does the dress fit me like a glove now, but it's even more flattering than the original design! She took out weird pleats that didn't flatter my shape, added stunning cap sleeves and even built a bra that's undetectable and works perfectly for the dress so I can dance my face of at my wedding without worrying about a wardrobe malfunction. Now she's altering my future-husband's suit and I'm combing through my closet trying to find more things she can fix just so I can spend more time with her. It's just the icing on the cake that her prices are reasonable and she's a treasure of a woman. Seriously, no matter what you need designed, altered, torn apart or built from scratch, Jayne is your gal.
  • Krystle L. Sep 17, 2014
    Alterations
    Verified Review
    I was SO lucky to find Jayne through thumbtack. She was a dream to work with. I needed a modest wedding dress. I wasn't coming across anything in the stores I liked or would work, so I decided I would have it custom made from scratch. I luckily was able to find Jayne, and she really made my dream a reality. I know nothing about sewing, fabrics, etc. She helped me pick the best fabrics, giving me different options in different price ranges. She also explained to me the different options I had in executing my vision. I loved that she would always give me options, as I can be pretty picky down to the detail when it comes to designing things. Not only is she super talented and did everything with perfection, she is just such a pleasure to talk to! She was always there to listen to my other wedding stresses and offer her advice in any way she could (especially when I was stressing over my DIY decorations). From the moment she took me on as a client, I did not have to stress one bit over the dress, which was a huge relief considering all the other things I had to stress over with planning a wedding. I HIGHLY recommend her for any custom designs or just alterations too!
  • EB M. Jul 15, 2014
    Wedding Dress Alterations
    Verified Review
    Jayne was friendly, convenient, fast, and knew what she was doing! Very helpful even when I didn't know exactly what I needed. Would definitely hire her again.
  • Misa M. May 1, 2014
    Jayne is a creative and amazing Craftswoman. She is a consummate professional and always gives 110% on all of her jobs. I will use her services and ONLY her services for as long as she will allow it. A++++
  • Stephanie S. May 1, 2014
    Alterations
    Verified Review
    Jayne is a very talented artist and technologist. She's a great listener and will work with you to realize your design. She knows all the right questions to ask to ensure you get exactly what you want. Whether you just need some alterations or a full-on bridal gown or Burning Man costume, you can't go wrong if you hire Jayne. She is truly a wonder.
  • Linda B. May 1, 2014
    Jayne Serba is an excellent sewer and costumer. When Jayne takes on a project she see's it through and helps in every area. Jayne is a wonderful person and is a pleasure to work with. She has made me many costumes and they were perfect.