Repairs and Alterations (Local to Philadelphia only)
Need a seam fixed, a hem redone, a waistband taken in etc? If you're local to Philadelphia, I got you! I've done quite a few repairs and alterations, from bridesmaid dresses to jeans to vintage items. Below is a list of services I offer and some general quotes and policies. If interested in a quote, please text 267-270-2507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to schedule a fitting, please schedule a time on Calendly via this link:
Repairs and alterations are available to locals of Philadelphia only. Must be able to drop off and pick up from close to downtown.
I take Paypal, Venmo and CashApp.
If an in person fitting is needed, a $10 deposit is required upfront. Failure to cancel more than 24 hours before the set appointment time will result in forfeiture of the deposit and possible cancellation of the order. I do not travel for in person fittings.
Wearing a mask IS REQUIRED for in person fittings. Failure to wear one will result in a cancelled appointment and forfeiture of the deposit. I am fully vaccinated and will be wearing one.
If you are doing a fitting for items like bridesmaids dresses, please bring the shoes you intend to wear for the event so I can get the right measurements.
Payment must be received before pickup of your item(s) or at time of pickup if pickup is in person.
Any alterations/repaired items must be picked up within a week of completion. You may pick up your items from the front desk if I am not available, they will be stored behind the desk and the security person can retrieve it for you. If there are extenuating circumstances or if someone other than the original customer is coming to pick up an order, please let me know.
I do not work with these items or fabrics: leather, mesh, outdoor/upholstery, shoes, lingerie, swimwear, crinolines, taffeta, antiques, acrylic, suits or tuxes
For vintage clothing repair, I usually provide the era appropriate sewing notions that are needed. I do things such as adding hook and eyes, snaps, and vintage hem tape. I do not do dry cleaning, washing etc.
Please note that prices are subject to change depending on the time it takes, materials required, difficulty and fabric type. These are just ballpark prices to give you an idea. You are welcome to ask about services not on this list as well as a quote.
Pants Waistband Adjustment: $15-$45
Adding a zipper (I supply the zipper): $20
Adding a zipper (You supply the zipper): $15
Embroidery: Probably best to reach out for a quote
General alterations (shortening straps, taking in the waist etc): $10-$45
Vintage clothing repair: $5-$25
Smocking: $2.50 per foot