Restyling and Repairing from West Tailering & Alterations
We are recognized for our attention to detail, reasonable prices and our friendly customer service. Our customers include Ted baker manager, Moss Bros manager, mostly all outlet village shopping centre managers & staff and so many valued ladies who are our customer for more than 8 years.
Ladies Alterations inlcude…
Below are just some examples of the work we perform:-
• Dress alterations
• Skirt alterations
• Coat/Jacket relining
• Jacket alterations
• Coat alterations
• Blouse alterations
• Trouser alterations
• Jeans alterations
• Ladies suit alterations
• Zip replacement
• Leather/Suede alterations and repairs
• Fur coat alterations and repairs
To book an appointment or make an enquiry, please complete the contact form via our contact page .
Why Choose Us?
At West tailoring and Alterations we are committed to excellence. Our highly experienced, fully qualified seamstresses will work on your garment for as long as is required creating the perfect fit, and we won’t be completely happy with the results until you are. We have established an excellent reputation for delivering impeccable quality alterations when it comes to re-styling, re-sizing, re-modelling, altering or repairing garments. What sets us apart is our ability to work to a factory finish which means that any alterations we perform to your garment will be unnoticeable and untraceable; the original stitch pattern, thread colour and any detail will be matched perfectly. This makes us the number one choice for any garment alterations in Swindon. We are highly regarded because of the quality of work & we perform friendly customer service we provide and reasonable prices we charge.
Ladies Alterations & Repairs
With over 15 years of experience in dress alterations, West tailoring & Alterations service have the expertise to alter your dress to perfection. You can trust us with any type of alteration from a simple hem shortening to major modifications on any type of fabric with detail or embellishment. Whether you have purchased a luxury beaded gown, a sequined evening dress for a special event or a simple work dress which needs altering, our highly trained seamstresses will work on it to ensure it fits you precisely.
As well as altering a dress that doesn’t fit you, we can transform your dress into something special by restyling it, with attention to your personality and taste. We have the experience of working on beautiful laces, luxury fabrics, and materials that overall are not easy to alter. We pay close attention to ensure that the end result is a dress that compliments your figure, without any hint of alteration. Our passion for what we do and our attention to detail is what makes us unique.
We have the experience of working on any type of fabric from leather to delicate lace, sequin, beads and other materials that overall are not easy to alter. For skirts that are too loose or tight on the waist or hips, we can quickly and effectively reduce or increase size by adjusting the side seams or the centre back seam. After a fitting with our seamstress we can also determine the perfect fit for your body shape. For a neater silhouette we taper (narrow) skirts either fully or partly. For a subtle taper we would remove excess fabric from the inside seams. We can shorten any type of hems whether your skirt has one or multiple layers, keeping the original design intact.
Coat / Jacket Alterations
Our highly trained seamstresses have the skills to alter your Coat or Jacket to achieve the perfect fit. To improve the fit of your coat or jacket we can take in the side seams or rear centre seam for a flattering fit. We can also shorten the length of your coat or sleeves ensuring the original stitch pattern, thread colour and any detail are matched perfectly. When shortening the sleeves of a coat we can offer two options. We can shorten from the crown (shoulder) or from the sleeve end. As professional tailors with over 15 years of experience, we would recommend shortening from the crown as the most effective way of achieving a flawless result. Working from the shoulder means that the cuff detail or ‘shams’ are not disturbed and consequently the design and proportions of the coat or jacket are retained as original. We can narrow or ‘chip’ the shoulders of a jacket or coat for a neater fit or add pads to define the silhouette or even out a dropped shoulder. A ripple of excess fabric across the back neck area or ‘Square back neck’ can be removed by simply opening the back neck and shoulder seam, lifting excess fabric and re-stitching as original for a more complimentary fit on the body. If your jacket or coat has worn lining we can replace your existing lining with either a close resembling colour or replace with a colour of your choice adding more pockets or detail at your request. Zip or button replacement are of course basic alterations that we are happy to perform.
For trousers that are loose or tight on the waist we can quickly and effectively reduce or increase size by adjusting the centre back seam. After a fitting with our seamstress we can also determine the perfect shape over the seat and raise or let down the fork when necessary. For a closer fit and neater silhouette we taper (narrow) trousers either fully or partly. For a subtle taper we would remove excess fabric from the inside leg seam. For a more drastic change we can reduce the leg width by removing fabric from both the inside and outside leg seams. We shorten trousers by hand so that the stitching is invisible from the outside.
When shortening jeans, we are able to retain a pre-worn finish by cutting away the original hem and reinstating it at the required length. When tapering (narrowing) jeans, we pay close attention that the original stitching and thread colour is matched perfectly. We can also replace lost Jean buttons and rivets.
If you do not like the general fit of your blouse there are a number of alterations that are possible. If your blouse is too loose or tight we can quickly and effectively reduce or increase size by adjusting the centre back seam or side seams. Blouse sleeves can of course be shortened or tapered (narrowed). Darts can be added to the body of a blouse to narrow it at the waist and depending on the run, we can alter the hips and a little of the chest. This will remove any excess fabric which can be annoying and unflattering to your figure. We have the experience of working on any type of fabric from delicate lace to sequin, beads and other materials that overall are not easy to alter. We pay close attention to make sure that the end result is a blouse that compliments your figure, without any hint of alteration.
Leather Alterations and Repairs
If your Leather Jacket does not fit you as it should or is ripped then we have the skills to alter or repair it for you correctly. It is important that Leather alterations are always undertaken by professionals as Leather alterations that are not performed correctly can ruin your garment and are nearly always irreversible. A tear or rip does not need to mean the end for a Leather Jacket or Coat. Our skilled seamstresses have the ability to replace panels and use specialised techniques to restore your leather jacket or coat to its original condition.
Fur Alteration and Repairs
Let our skilled furrier give a new life to your old fur coat or jacket by re-styling it to give it a more contemporary look. For example, we can change the look of your fur garment by remodelling the sleeves or collar, or transform it into a new fur garment like a fur gilet, a hat, or a scarf. With our skills, experience and creativity there are more options for restyling a fur garment than you can imagine. Performing alterations and repairs to fur garments requires the expertise of a skilled furrier with the proper tools and training. Alteration and repairs to fur garments must be carried out using specialized equipment including special needles and thread type designed for the unique properties of fur. As even a simple remodelling job can be complicated, we recommend that you only trust specialists like our experienced furrier with altering your fur garments.