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Alterations aren’t just for wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and tuxedos. Men’s and women’s everyday clothes and work wardrobe can be altered, too, for better fit and greater comfort. From the sleeves of jackets and blazers to the hems of jeans and everything in between—a professional tailor can make small tweaks or large adjustments to clothing to make sure it’s as flattering as possible and to prevent clothes from slipping, sliding and gaping. Tailors can also fix and mend clothing to look like new.

In general, the average cost of a tailor depends on the number of alterations made. Tailors charge a fee for each alteration, which may vary depending on location.

Tailoring dresses

Having a dress tailored is probably the most common alteration. Tailors specializing in formalwear, such as Mrs. Stitches Women’s Formal Alterations in McKinney, Texas, are often the best option for a dress, whether it’s a formal gown, a wrap dress or a sheath. Mrs. Stitches, for example, charges fees starting at $20 per hour for dress alterations, which include taking in and letting out the sides of a dress, hemming the skirt, and adjusting straps. Formal dresses often need repairs that are best done by a tailor, such as mending beading, replacing zippers and reinforcing weakening seams.

Tailoring pants

Pants can be cuffed, hemmed, tapered and more. Complicated men’s trousers or pants made from fragile fabrics are likely to cost more to have altered. In general, though, most tailors’ price lists are similar to that of DG Alteration in Baltimore, Maryland:

  • Replace crotch linings: $14

  • Add brace buttons: $15

  • Hem or cuff legs: $16

  • Replace zipper: $18

  • Alter the waist, crotch or seat: $18

  • Alter the waist, seat and crotch: $24

  • Taper legs: $20

  • Recut pants: $60

Tailoring jackets

Common jacket alterations include changing the length of the sleeves and adjusting the side seams. Note that a lined jacket or blazer will increase the cost of alterations because there’s an additional layer of fabric that needs sewing. For jacket tailoring, DG Alteration charges:

  • Add shoulder pads: $15 each

  • Close the vent: $18 per vent

  • Take center seam in or out: $20

  • Shorten sleeves: $24

  • Take sides in or out: $24

  • Raise the back: $24

  • Lengthen sleeves: $30

  • Shorten the jacket: $70

Tailoring skirts

All of the hems on a skirt can be altered, too. For these services, DG Alteration charges:

  • Hem: $25-$33, depending on lining

  • Take in or out skirt sides: $25

  • Alter the waist: $25
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