Prices

We provide a wide range of exceptional custom tailoring services and handle a variety of complicated and specialized tasks.  Our expert tailors can reconstruct any piece of clothing, often completely disassembling an item and reworking the elements to attain a flawless fit. We work with clothing for men, women, and children as well as with bridal attire and formal wear.  Professional tailoring of men’s suits is our hallmark. With sophisticated skill and adherence to the highest standards of quality, we restructure store-bought suits to specific measurements, creating a sharp look and exquisite fit. 

Price depends primarily on time

Pricing depends primarily on the amount of time to perform the alteration. Many seemingly simple alterations are complex because of the detailed structure of the garment. Our standard price for shortening men’s dress pants is $14.00 (plain hem and no lining), for example, but cost of shortening  men’s dress pants may vary, depending on several factors such as the inclusion of cuffs, lining, width, and type of fabric—all of which increase cost . The price of hemming a  simple non-formal dress may start at $18 and may increase depending on the style of the dress, the number of layers, any slits, and the like. The cost of shortening a wedding dress begins at $45.00 for a simple hem and rising with the complexity of the dress. Tailoring bridal gowns often requires hand-stitching and other intricate work. For these orders and others requiring an indefinite amount of time, we charge our clients hourly.  Our price is $50.00 an hour any substantial or elaborate alterations, including wedding gowns, formal wear, costume construction and other abstract custom work.  Custom dressmaking and custom home décor projects are$50.00 an hour. We always offer our clients an estimate at the consultation and are delighted to explain in detail the work or alteration steps involved. 

Our turn-around time

An order is normally ready within 2 to 3 business days. However, accommodating our clients’ busy schedules is a priority for us. Upon request, we offer same-day and next-day service for most tailoring needs. We charge an extra 30% of total alteration cost for this service.  Extensive alterations to suits or wedding dresses often require an extra fitting. In such cases, only 48-hour turn-around rush services are available. Certain services, such as sewing on a button, patching a small hole  or stitching a tear, can often  be completed at the time a customer comes in . Similarly, many alterations—hemming pants, shortening simple shirts and the like—can be ready within 20-30 minutes of waiting time.

Custom home décor orders are usually ready within a week. Turn-around time for custom dressmaking  varies. A simple dress (with one fitting) can be ready in 3-5 business days,  but an elaborate design can take up to 3 weeks.  Custom wedding dresses may take  6-8 weeks to make or longer depending on the complexity of dress.

Spring and fall are our busiest seasons. The wait time for complex alteration items (such as suits and  formal dresses) may take up to 2 weeks  to complete and custom dressmaking may take up to 2 -3 months.

Price depends primarily on time

Pricing depends primarily on the amount of time to perform the alteration. Many seemingly simple alterations are complex because of the detailed structure of the garment. Our standard price for shortening men’s dress pants is $14.00 (plain hem and no lining), for example, but cost of shortening  men’s dress pants may vary, depending on several factors such as the inclusion of cuffs, lining, width, and type of fabric—all of which increase cost . The price of hemming a  simple non-formal dress may start at $18 and may increase depending on the style of the dress, the number of layers, any slits, and the like. The cost of shortening a wedding dress begins at $45.00 for a simple hem and rising with the complexity of the dress. Tailoring bridal gowns often requires hand-stitching and other intricate work. For these orders and others requiring an indefinite amount of time, we charge our clients hourly.  Our price is $50.00 an hour any substantial or elaborate alterations, including wedding gowns, formal wear, costume construction and other abstract custom work.  Custom dressmaking and custom home décor projects are$50.00 an hour. We always offer our clients an estimate at the consultation and are delighted to explain in detail the work or alteration steps involved. 

Our turn-around time

An order is normally ready within 2 to 3 business days. However, accommodating our clients’ busy schedules is a priority for us. Upon request, we offer same-day and next-day service for most tailoring needs. We charge an extra 30% of total alteration cost for this service.  Extensive alterations to suits or wedding dresses often require an extra fitting. In such cases, only 48-hour turn-around rush services are available. Certain services, such as sewing on a button, patching a small hole  or stitching a tear, can often  be completed at the time a customer comes in . Similarly, many alterations—hemming pants, shortening simple shirts and the like—can be ready within 20-30 minutes of waiting time.

Custom home décor orders are usually ready within a week. Turn-around time for custom dressmaking  varies. A simple dress (with one fitting) can be ready in 3-5 business days,  but an elaborate design can take up to 3 weeks.  Custom wedding dresses may take  6-8 weeks to make or longer depending on the complexity of dress.

Spring and fall are our busiest seasons. The wait time for complex alteration items (such as suits and  formal dresses) may take up to 2 weeks  to complete and custom dressmaking may take up to 2 -3 months.

Common Costs

 

Pants (dressy, casual & jeans)

Shorten                                                                                                 13.00 & up
Take in inseam, back part only                                                         38.00 & up
Take in inseam, front and back + hemming                                   44.00 & up
Slim/let out waist and back seam                                                    22.00 & up

Elastic replacement                                                                             24.00 & up
Close pockets                                                                                         8.00 & up
Cut out pockets                                                                                    12.00 & up
Lining replacement                                                                             55.00 & up
Zipper replacement (zipper included)                                              26.00 & up

Leather Chaps
Shorten                                                                                                  28.00 & up

Dress Shirts
Shorten sleeves                                                                                   30.00 & up
Slim sides                                                                                              24.00 & up
Shorten bottom                                                                                   14.00 & up
Flip collar                                                                                               20.00 & up

 

Plain Knit Tops

Shorten T-shirts, tank tops                                                                13.00 & up
Slim sides                                                                                              16.00 & up

Suit Jackets
Narrow shoulders                                                                               85.00 & up
Lower collar                                                                                          45.00 & up
Shorten sleeves (with non-functional buttonholes)                      42.00 & up
Shorten sleeves (with functional buttonholes)                               66.00 & up
Shorten sleeve  from  shoulder                                                      140.00 & up
Lengthen sleeves                                                                                 48.00 & up
Rotate sleeves                                                                                    130.00 & up
Change lapel style                                                                               95.00 & up
Take in/let out side seams                                                                 48.00 & up
Take in/let out center seams                                                             36.00 & up
Reduce chest                                                                                        32.00 & up
Pad shoulders                                                                                      25.00 & up
Close vents                                                                                           42.00 & up
Move buttons (at waist)                                                                    3.00/button

 

 

Skirts, dresses, blouses, sweaters, coats, bridal & all other custom projects

Because of the wide range of unique styles and structures, the prices for tailoring skirts, dresses, blouses, sweaters, coats, bridal and all women’s formal wear vary. Please contact us for a quote. To learn more about the many additional services we provide or to discuss a custom project, please send us a message.

 Pants (dressy, casual & jeans)
Shorten
13.00 & up

Take in inseam, back part only
38.00 & up

Take in inseam, front and back + hemming
44.00 & up

Slim waist and back seam (or to let out waist and back seam)
22.00 & up

Elastic replacement
24.00 & up

Close pockets
8.00 & up

Cut out pockets
12.00 & up

Lining replacement
55.00 & up

Zipper replacement (zipper included)
26.00 & up

Leather Chaps
Shorten
28.00 & up

Dress Shirts
Shorten sleeves
30.00 & up

Slim sides
24.00 & up

Shorten bottom
14.00 & up

Flip over collar
20.00 & up
 
Plain Knit Tops
Shorten T-shirts, tank tops
13.00 & up

Slim sides
16.00 & up

Suit Jackets
Narrow shoulders
85.00 & up

Lower collar
45.00 & up

Shorten sleeves (with non-functional buttonholes)
42.00 & up

Shorten sleeves (with functional buttonholes)
66.00 & up

Shorten sleeve from shoulder
140.00 & up

Lengthen sleeves
48.00 & up

Rotate sleeves
130.00 & up

Change lapel style
95.00 & up

Take in/let out side seams
48.00 & up

Take in/let out center seams
36.00 & up

Reduce chest
32.00 & up

Pad shoulders
25.00 & up

Close vents
42.00 & up

Move buttons (at waist)
3.00/button

 

Skirts, Dresses, Blouses, Sweaters, Coats

Because of the wide range of unique styles and structures, the prices for tailoring skirts, dresses, blouses, and sweaters vary. Please contact us for a quote.

To learn more about the many additional services we provide, please contact us and send photos for price estimates to info @oldcountrytailor.com or fill out contact form below.

Testimonials

The first time I came in, I was shocked by Vera’s reasonable rates and suggested she raise them. This was ages ago. She never has. Vera has saved me on many occasions! Thank you Old Country Tailor.

Elisabeth Nunziato

These tailors pay a lot of attention to detail, careful work that makes the garments usable for a long time.

JoAnn Anglin

I’m thrilled with the outcome of the suit! It has been a pleasure meeting Vera and she provides some of the best service I’ve seen in a long time. The customer service was excellent and everything was professionally done in a timely manner on short notice. Any other items that I need tailored, I will be coming back.

Neil McDaniel