What to Look for When

Selecting a Sewing Professional

No matter which sewing and design professional you eventually use, they should offer you personalized service, custom fit tailoring, unique clothing designs, and outstanding workmanship!


When bringing your clothes in for alterations be sure to wear the undergarments and shoes that you will wear with the garment being altered.  


At your initial consultation, bring your design ideas for custom garments.  Having photos, sketches, sample garments and fabric swatches will be helpful.  


Describing the specific work, pricing, completion date, payment, and other details are usually spelled-out in a formal written contract.  To book your work into the shop normally requires a 50% deposit.  Before your finished garment can leave the shop, payment in full is required.


If you must cancel a fitting, please try to give at least a full day's prior notice.  If you will be late for your appointment please call so that your appointment can be removed from the shop calendar. 


If you change your mind about a design or if your body size changes, additional charges could be incurred due to the extra work that may be required to finish the garment (applies to both custom garments and alterations).