If you are in need of expert pattern alterations, modifications, and corrections, then you have come to the right place.
With 25 years of experience altering apparel, accessories, medical, safety, automotive... patterns we have a keen sense of the skill, art, and creativity that a good alteration requires. Certainly, measurements need to be made, and principles of alteration adhered to…but without the knack for altering patterns that come with years of experience, you can only hope for less than the best.
We deliver the best quality alterations.
What Makes Our Alterations Better Than The Rest?
No two alteration projects are the same. Starting with that principle in mind, we look at many factors that have to be considered in order to undertake the perfect alteration project. And guess what? Depending on the alteration project or your particular garment, the factors may be different.
But, by way of example, we might conclude that your alteration requires special attention being paid to the following...
- The amount of alteration being accurate and advisable
- Maintaining the style of the garment you want to be altered. For example, if we are working with a bikini, does the style of the bikini remain the same as before the adjustments? It absolutely should, unless the modification was done to change the style
- The sewing line should be positioned as it was before the alteration so that the garment drapes perfectly
- Connecting sewing lines must correspond to the other sewing lines
- The curve sewing line of the bikini, dress or shirt must curve smoothly
- The modified part of the bikini or skirt must lie smooth and flat and not bulge, so as to come out as a perfectly altered pattern
The point is, it’s our goal to get your alteration done just the way you want it — so you can look and feel your best in that dress, skirt, shirt or bikini that deserves a second life.
The Principles Of Quality Alterations
It always starts with the numbers — or as we say, measurement is key! If you are trying to alter a garment for the best fit for your figure, we have to get the numbers right...every time.
First, we have to make sure that your body curvatures perfectly correspond to the measurements of the pattern. Second, we measure to extend and maintain grainlines precisely. Those two measurements will go a long way to ensure a perfect fit.
Other principles employed for various alteration orders include strict adherence to the right angle rule, seam allowances, the precise laying of anchors, and ultimately…
Taking each alteration one at a time for any given garment.
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Alterations All The Way Down — The Right Way
One of the most important principles of alterations is that you have to take one piece at a time, from the top down of any given garment.
One way to think of it is that every alteration creates a chain effect. By altering areas up high — say the shoulders of a dress — you end up having the effect of requiring corresponding alterations to the armholes, the chest, the waist and so on…
The end result? A high-quality fit! And you smiling back at yourself in a full-length mirror.
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Don’t Throw It Out – Alter it!
Nothing makes you fall in love with that particular dress, skirt, or shirt like a good fit. A good fit makes you feel good...and confident!
Maybe a particular garment just isn’t delivering the right fit...and you don’t like the look of it, and you don’t feel right wearing it.
You have two choices. You can toss it in the trash. Or better yet...give the garment a custom alteration to fit you like no off-the-rack garment ever could. Instead of consigning that expensive dress, skirt, or bikini to the trash heap, turn it into your favorite go-to garment — something you look forward to wearing, and can’t wait to slip into.
Watch others take notice, wondering how you achieved such a perfect fit...as if that bikini you're wearing was made especially for you. The truth is, it was made especially for you because you let us alter it for you.
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Shirts And Tops Pattern Alterations
You can trust us with all your shirts and t-shirts alterations. Our experienced team of alteration professionals has been hard at the art and science of modifying and correcting patterns for a better fit for 25 years and counting, here in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, California.
To get started with digital pattern modifications or pattern corrections for all your tops, pants, dresses, skirts, and bikinis 1) simply upload a digital ZIP or DXF pattern file, and 2) upload pattern alterations sheet describing the modifications you want to be made.
If you have any questions or concerns, we are here to walk you through the process...and make your Smart Pattern Making alteration experience as smooth as possible.
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Pants And Shorts Pattern Alterations
No need to toss those expensive pants or shorts that offered so much promise when you first bought them…when you can make them fit perfectly with our alteration services!
We’ll take those troubling pants or shorts and transform them into the best pants and shorts a person could ever hope to own. That is the promise and benefit of our alteration services.
Give us the garment with a troubling fit, and we’ll alter, modify and correct it...and turn that beast into an absolute, one-of-a-kind beauty.
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Dresses Pattern Alterations
A perfectly fitting dress gives you comfort, confidence...and a smart and attractive look. An otherwise gorgeous dress that only delivers binding, pulling, tugging, pushing, sagging, wrinkling, and straining is an abomination.
Our dresses alteration services can take that abomination and turn it into a smart and attractive look, that’ll fit better than any other dress you own.
We can correct most any pattern flaw with your dress, and all other garments as well. We can even alter, modify, and correct engineered pockets, draped collars, or even ruffles on a dress.
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Skirts Pattern Alterations
Anybody who has ever been sentenced to walk around for a day in an ill-fitting skirt knows that it can be an intolerable situation. You’re continually tugging, pulling, and readjusting, and trying not to be noticed that you are in a virtual death match with your misshapen skirt.
We’ll transmute your irritation into fashion gold by altering the skirt to make it AND YOU a perfect fit.
Give us your maxi, denim, bubble, peasant, or circular skirt, and we can make the following combination of modifications:
- Correct for a protruding derriere
- Modify for a flat derriere
- Alter to correct a sway back
- Alter to eliminate bulging thighs
- And remove a flat side hip flaw
Those are just a few of the issues that we look at to turn that torture chamber hanging around your waste into a complete delight to wear.
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Bikinis Pattern Alterations
Fit and shape are rarely as important for a garment as it is for a bikini. A good fit is essential if you want to look and feel good in your bikini.
To achieve an optimal fit we…
- Fold out excess fullness on the bikini to make the areas smaller
- Reduce draping and overlap along the sewing line to increase or decrease the bikini pattern dimensions
- And by redrawing or reshaping the sewing lines
All those technical sounding things add up to create you one heck of a good looking bikini that anyone would look forward to wearing at the pool or beach.
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Please be sure to check out all the other services we offer like, Pattern Making, Pattern Grading, Marker Making, Pattern Digitizing, Marker Plotting, and DXF Converting, and Business Strategy Consultation…all necessary components to a successful apparel and garment business.
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Pattern Alterations Questions And Answers (FAQ)s
Can you make pattern alterations for non fashion products?
Yes we can.
Is fitting and pattern alterations comments needed to adjust my design?
We need to have all pattern alterations written using our pattern alterations format provided on product page.
Can you make Jeans and pants pattern alterations?
Yes, we can.
Do you offer pattern alterations for pants?
Yes, We do.
Can you alter and make sewing pattern alterations for skirts?
Yes, We can.
Can you make dress pattern alterations?
Yes, We can.
Do I need to book a pattern alterations session?
No, You do not. Simply submit all pattern alterations via email using the pattern alteration format example below on this page.
Do I have to write all alterations on paper and email them?
Yes, write them on paper or submit via email in an organized manner following pattern alterations template below.
How do I write my pattern alterations request for my design?
Please follow pattern alterations template below and submit all alterations using the same language or format listed below,
Can you make basic pattern alterations for T-shirts?
Yes, We Ca,.
Do I need to provide pattern alterations instructions?
Yes. All pattern alterations must follow our pattern alterations template below.
How much do clothing alterations cost?
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