Price Guide for the most common Repairs & Alterations
Lengthening or Shortening
Casual Trousers (Straight Stitch): £6 pair
Dress Trousers (Blind hem): £8 pair
Jeans: £8 pair
Trousers: (taped/lined/drawstring/culottes) £10 - £15 pair
Tops/Blouses: £10 - £20 per garment
Skirts & Dresses (unlined): £15 - £20 per garment
Skirts & Dresses (lined): £10 per under layer
(Multilayers or Train extra) £7.50 - £15 per layer Jackets / Coats £20 - £60 per garment Shoulder Straps (sleeveless) £5 - £15 per pair
Shoulders (affecting Sleeves) £15 - £25 Sleeves (unlined no cuff) £6 - £10 both Sleeves (lined or cuffed) £12 - £25 both Sleeves (at armhole) £15 - £25 both
Curtains 66" 3.4 m wide £18/£20 £22/£25
Curtains 72" 3.6m wide £20/£22 £24/£27 Curtains 90" 4.5m wide £25/£28 £30/£35
Tapering / Narrowing/ Reduce/ Let out
Skirts & Dresses, Trousers, Shirts: £8 - £20 per garment
Lined Skirts, Dresses, Trousers, Tops: £15 - £30 per garment
detailed /Layered Skirt/ Dress £10 - £20 (ea extra layer)
Boned / Multilayered Bodices £30 - £80 per garment
Jackets / Coats £20 - £60 per garment
Short Dress Zip, Skirts, Trousers (up to 9"): £10 - £15
Medium Dress Zip, Jeans, Cushions: (10" - 14") £12 - £20
Long dress Zips, Jackets (15" - 30") £20 - £25
Replace with Roulou loops and panel £50 - £60
Steamer Hire £10 weekend
Steaming £5 - £10 per layer
Buttons £1 ea
Buttonholes £2 ea
Hook & Bar £2 pr
Badges £2 - £8
Rip repair / Patch £2 - £10
Shaping Darts £3 - £10
Price varient takes into account the differing requirments of individual garments, amount of fabric and processes involved. For exact quote please feel free to book an appointment.
Other repairs, alterations, reshaping, uprecycling etc can be undertaken please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss and for a guide price.
General alterations usually completed within ten working days.
More urgent alterations can be undertaken however urgent alterations carry an extra charge, 3-6 days £5, 1-2 days £10
Prom Dress and Wedding Dress Alterations generally do require more work, fittings etc so at least one month notice is preffered. Less then 2 weeks notice incurs 25% extra charge.
Alterations can be dropped in at my home in Bishop Auckland between 10am - 7pm. However if you are coming from a distance or needing fitting please message first to ensure availability.
Clothes for alteration, can also be dropped into ;
Domestic Bliss - Laundry in Langley Moor, nr Durham (collection & return Thurs )
The General Store, in Cockfield (collection and return - Friday afternoons).
The prices are slightly higher to cover fuel and commision
Alternatively you can post garments for alteration, with note enclosed alterations required. Please send recorded as I cannot take responsibility for garments not received.
Charges for return post:
Recorded second Class: £3.50, Recorded first Class: £4.50, Special Delivery: £7.00
If several items, whatever charge courier makes