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Arlington Clothing Alterators

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Fashion Irina
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna A.
Verified review

After getting engaged my mom offered me my grandmas wedding dress to wear on my special day. Naturally I was nervous taking a delicate family heirloom dress that was handmade in the late 1930s/early 1940s into alterations. After searching all over the DMV area and getting estimates at several places that would cost what I new dress would cost I found Irina. I'm not exaggerating when I say going to Irina saved me HUNDREDS of dollars. She is extremely talented and usually makes custom dresses from scratch. She was clear in describing alterations to the dress and provided me a sketch on the spot of the changes and how much each would cost. She was also easy to communicate with by phone and email to schedule appointments and flexible since I was driving 45 minutes from DC to her location. Irina also went beyond my expectations when I found out I'd be moving out of state and instead of having several months to finish the alterations she had two weeks. She completed the dress ahead of schedule for my final appointment without any extra cost. Also during the final appointment she also created a belt and cathedral length veil to match the dramatic train on my dress. I couldn't be happier with the results and I cannot wait to wear the dress on my wedding day.

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DG Alteration, Inc.
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leslie B.
Verified review

Dmitriy did an amazing job on my dress alterations. The dress has an embellished pattern all over and needed to be taken in quite a bit. The finished product looks awesome and no one would ever be able to tell it was taken in... the pattern was matched up perfectly!

Sewings by Scarlet
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Lourdes F.
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Scarlet is EXCELLENT!! She reupholstered a family heirloom chair and ottoman and did a wonderful job. She even made a small throw pillow from left over fabric. Scarlet was professional, accommodating, flexible and thoughtful I will definitely contact her for future projects as well as clothing alterations, etc. Price was great, work was wonderful!!!

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberli R.
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I cannot say enough amazing things about Marti!!! If I could have written this post as soon as Marti finished my bridesmaid's dress alterations, I would have, but I had to wait until I got a photo from the wedding day. When I found Marti...I was panicked!! I waited until the last minute to try on my bridesmaid's dress (the week of the wedding) and I was freaking out because my dress did not fit!!! I was about to be sick because I did not want to let my best friend (the bride) down by telling her my dress did not fit. Marti was super responsive to my panicked request to see her ASAP!! Marti was so calm and told me..."we can work it out...don't worry!" Needless to say...Marti was my saving grace! She alterations were amazing and you cannot even tell I had anything done. I would recommend Marti a million times! Marti...I cannot thank you enough! Thank you! Thank you!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

Ms. Ama of Genesis Bridal is the greatest service provider I've met in a long time. She is very friendly, professional and proactively cost-conscious on the client's behalf. Ama responded to my quick-turnaround Thumbtack request to have a bridesmaid's dress altered, and she had a better understanding of what I was asking for than I myself had. I presented her with a challenging job, since I had a short timeframe but did not have enough material for her to work with and did not yet have the shoes I needed for the correct measurements. She has been very patient with me while moving quickly at the same time. Her shop is charming and easy to find in the old town section of Laurel. Parking was easy and she offered several times to adjust her own schedule to meet my needs. I have been very pleased so far and I am looking forward to seeing the final product. Thank you Genesis Bridal!

Chef Randall
4.1
from 8 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shunda E.
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Evelyn is great. I have used her twice and will continue to use her for alterations.

Stitches n Ditches
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Robin H.
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I asked for a custom jacket for a special occasion to be ready by Sept 1st. Patricia worked to finish the coat and was done the first week of August, way ahead of schedule. I couldn't be happier with how the jacket turned out and I can't wait for the September event to show it off. While clothing isn't her main thing, Patricia still pulled it off fantastically.

My's Bridalterations
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy B.
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Where has My been all my life!!! She came to our RESCUE! Another "seamstress" messed my daughters dress up and My was able to not only fix her mistakes but LISTEN to what my daughter wanted in the first place. My is AWESOME. Her home office, FABULOUS and her family just as sweet as they come! We will go to My FIRST next time! A+++

JEMS BOWTIQUE
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Matilda T.
Verified review

I have been a Jems Bowtique customer for years I absolutely love ordering from her all my custom garments came out beautifully I highly recommend everyone to reach out to her business if you have any custom design orders, alterations needed, or just simply looking to shop online please check out JB selections thank you

  • 21 years in business
Christian H.
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Located in one of the craftiness places in Baltimore. I enjoyed dinning in the Heart of Fells Point then later going to the KATWALK for a Fancy dress to wear out with my guy. This Boutique has some of the most exclusive shoes, clothes, handbags and accessories imported from different parts of the world. Not to the mention the Customer Service is spectacular with the staff catering to your every need. One of my favorite places to shop. Go check them out!!

The Nines
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Scott T.
Verified review

I ordered a suit and tailored shirt. From initial consultation to final alterations, Lori was thorough, responsive and absolutely customer service-oriented. I would definitely recommend her and intend to purchase from her again.

C-Talents
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rina S.
Verified review

I had a bridesmaids dress taken out in the chest area. Happy to say no one will notice any alterations were done, and she was available to help me complete the alterations quickly!

Youngs Cleaners
5.0
from 1 review
    Echo C.
    Verified review

    I've been going to the Youngs Cleaners for a few years now. It's convenient for me, because I shop at the H-Mart. (very good produce at very good price!) I really love the Alteration service at Youngs Cleaners. I've benefited from the "rush service" a few times, and it gets done right the first time. I wish you the best, Julia!

    Susan's Designs
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Candra M.
    Verified review

    Susan made my graduation dress and left a lasting impression. After my celebration she made my cousins traditional wedding dress and did several alterations for my moth. Everything was great! Let's just say she is the go to person for my family and friends. She is talented and has a lot of experience! I highly recommend her services.

    About

    S.Barrie clothing has more than a decade of experience proving high quality of sewing, excellent customer service and competitive prices.

    • 8 years in business
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    About

    I do alteration. I offer sewing of all kinds, mostly clothes. I do alterations and custom-made clothes. Repairs to clothes are my specialty

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We offer the following services: * Alterations (same as tailoring but specific to adjustments to fit) * Consulting For Commissioned Projects * UFOs (Unfinished Objects) * Custom Sewing (just about anything - never hurts to ask) * Dressmaking (from a picture or a pattern) * Gown Bustling (Custom to the clients vision & dress specifications) * Mending (fixing seams, replacing buttons, etc) * Patches (military, scouting, school, sports, etc) * Pattern Making (from scratch or from an item) * Pinning For Self Sewing (if you sew and need help with fit) * Refashioning (taking parts of one item and update to another) * Repairs (creative patching, etc) * Sewing Instruction (based on your interests) * Sewing Machine Instruction (with your machine) * Tailoring (hemming, taking in, letting out, making adjustments to fit) * Up-cycling (recycling of fabric items to make something new) * Updating Services (restyling & embellishing a garment)

    About

    We are two brothers who have a combined experience of 50 years of custom alterations. Our area of expertise is men's suits but we complete all types of alterations.

    About

    We offer free professional measurements ! Our office is very cozy, and you have your personal time with the seamstress, tailor and designer. Located in an apartment complex. Fully equipped with industrial machines.

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    Providing unique designs with style and great characteristics

    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.

    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.

    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.  

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