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Services - alterations

If you can't find exactly what you need in our list of popular alterations, just choose the closest, or leave the basket empty, and add notes for your seamstress at checkout. We will contact you to discuss and no payment will be taken until you're happy with your quote.

Shorten Trousers/Shorts

Our most popular alteration for women and men, for anything from jeans to suit alterations.

Choose between:

Shortening trousers/shorts with no turn-ups - simple and good value.
Shortening trousers/shorts with turn-ups - a bit more complicated, we remove the turn-up, shorten, and then re-attach.

No turn-ups

£12per pair

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With turn-ups

£17per pair

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Shorten Dress/Skirt/Top

Perfect for bridesmaids dress alterations, day dresses and everything in between. We adjust the length from the bottom hem.

If it's a multi-layered dress, skirt or top, we'll adjust the lining layers to 1-2cm shorter than the outer layer as standard practice.

£15per layer

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Shorten Jacket/Coat

For men and women, this process can improve the proportions of a suit, or simply make a classic trenchcoat more wearable.

We take the measurements given to us off the length from the bottom hem. It's quite a complex process due to multiple layers and intricate tailoring and we always leave it with an identical finish.

Let us know on the details page if there's a vent or pleat that may need adjusting too

£35per item

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Shorten Sleeves

This service is usually for shirts and jackets, but works for anything else too. Just tell us how much you want off and we'll do the rest.

We'll do whatever we can to keep the cuff finish the same, which sometimes includes removing and then re-attaching cuffs and/or buttons.

£28per item

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Taking Shoulders In

A small alteration like tailoring shoulders can make a huge difference to the fit and overall style of a shirt, coat or jacket. We do an identical finish and leave your garment hanging perfectly.

Shirt or Jumper

£20per item

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Jacket or Coat

£30per item

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Collar Turning

Breathe new life into your old favourite shirts. With our collar-turning service you can hide worn edges by reversing the collar, the most common area for fraying on much loved shirts. A great value service, giving you many more years of wear.

£15per item

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Narrowing Trouser Legs

For modernising old classics, or simply trying something new. This service needs a little imagination, but the possibilities are huge, suiting hipsters and city slickers alike.

£25per item

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Lengthening Skirt/Dress

This starts with a check of the hems to see how much fabric is tucked away. For small lengthening adjustments (under 1 inch) this could well be enough, and so you should pick our "under 1 inch" service.

If you'd like your item lengthened by more than 1 inch, it will probably be necessary to add a strip of fabric round the hem or waist.

Under one inch

£15per layer

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Over one inch

£25per layer

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Maternity Alterations

We can offer this service both at the beginning and after pregnancy, by inserting stretchable fabric panels into your favourites and then removing them seamlessly later. Equally, for those pregnancy items you can't say goodbye to, we'll give them a new lease of life by reducing them to fit or years to come.

Choose between:

Maternity alterations - top, skirt or trousers
Maternity alterations - dress

Top, skirt or trousers

£21per item

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Dress

£28per item

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Sewing Name Tapes

If you're a busy parent then the last thing you need to be doing is sewing on name tapes, but with iron-on options a poor substitute for the real thing, we are happy to take all the work off your hands. Our work will keep your name tapes secure, and your children's items clearly labelled.

You provide the name tapes, we do the rest. £2.50 each for up to 10, £2.25 each for 11 to 20, then £2 each for over 20.

Starting at

£2.50per item

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Down a Size - Women

Found something in the sales or a charity shop that needs taking in a bit to fit? This great value sevice reduces clothing by a single size.

We'll use the brand's sizing charts, or an equivalent measurement. You can also include your own measurements for a perfectly tailored fit for a little extra.

Dress, coat or jumpsuit

£30per item

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Everything else

£22per item

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Down a Size - Men

Whether it's tailoring a loose fitting shirt, or adjusting a second hand jacket to fit across the chest, this service will leave your garments perfectly fitted and finished. For adjustments greater than 2 size increments, larger structural changes may be needed which may increase the price a little.

Jacket or coat

£30per item

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Everything else

£22per item

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Up a Size - Women

We use whatever fabric is tucked into the hem, and then if necessary add small triangular panels into side seams (tops, jackets and dresses) or rear seams (trousers), to match or contrast as requested. We can use your measurements if the adjustments are small, or use the brand sizing charts if preferred.

Jacket, coat or dress

£32per item

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Everything else

£26per item

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