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Grace's Custom Creations
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Seth Z.
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I ended up getting my wedding suits the week before the wedding. In a panic, I found Grace's Custom Creations. She was absolutely incredible and managed to take care of me and one of my groomsmen in only two days, one for each of us. She was incredibly polite and friendly and willing to work with us on whatever we asked. I couldn't have asked for more out of a tailor and I would not hesitate to do business with her again. If you are in need of tailoring on short notice, she is your woman.

Mary Leisz
from 3 reviews
  • 34 years in business
Laura S.
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Mary provided full service wardrobing services (closet audit, styling, tailoring and clothing purchasing) for me. As a busy working professional with a young child it is difficult to find time to shop and put together professional, current and stylish outfits for work. Mary helped me audit my closet (determine which clothes to throw out and which pieces to modify or tailor). The closet audit was not an intimidating process and I never felt that Mary was trying to push me to get rid of any of my favorite clothes. Then she selected new pieces (clothes, shoes, jewelry and belts) for me to create a new fall wardrobe. This included brand new clothes and accessories as well as refreshing some of my older favorite pieces. Mary tailored some of my existing pieces and new ones. Her tailoring work was even better than my go-to tailor. The whole project - closet audit, shopping and returns, tailoring and styling - probably took about 6-8 hours of my time over a two week period. Mary spent additional time shopping, returning and sewing. She was really flexible in meeting me after work when I was available to try on clothes and sort through my closet. Mary's eye for fashion and style is impeccable. I was amazed with her ability to update some of my older favorite pieces (with new hemlines or new details such as an embellished collar or buttons). I set a budget for the project and Mary delivered a fabulous closet refresh within my budget. It was an extremely worthwhile project and I will look to her again to help me update my wardrobe and put together complete outfits. I have received many compliments on the outfits she pulled together for me. She is easy to work with and exceptionally skilled. I highly recommend her wardrobing services.


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    Extensive experience. .alterations, custom clothing , original design

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    Cheung's Tailor has a combined 60+ years of experience in sewing and alterations. They have been in the same location the past 25 years and have been lucky and successful to have the same support of the community.

    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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