At West Duluth Sewing & Design, alterations are our signature service. With years of experience, we are prepped with the knowledge to transform your clothing article into exactly what you had envisioned. Ultimately, the fit, appearance, and comfort of your wardrobe reflects our skill, talent and experience in making you look your very best! If the item you need altered is not on this list, please call us at (218) 628-0501 to discuss what you need!

Dresses & SkirtS

  • Shorten/lengthen the hemline
  • Take in or let out at the bust, waist, and hips
  • Adjust the neckline/bodice
  • Remove or adjust straps/hem sleeves
  • Raise or lower shoulders
  • Add or remove cups
  • Repair, replace, or move a zipper
  • Add, remove, or move buttons
  • Replace a lining
  • Add lace, beading, or other bling
  • Repair rips, tears and holes


  • Hem with cuffs, or add cuffs to a hem
  • Hemming with zippers
  • Take in or let out waist
  • Patch crotch
  • Tapering from crotch or knee
  • Repair or replace zippers, snaps and buttons
  • Convert pants to shorts
  • Repair rips, tears and holes

Men’s & Women’s Shirts

  • Take in sides
  • Adjust shoulders
  • Remove collars/pockets
  • Adjust sleeve length/cuffs
  • Repair rips, tears and holes
  • Reattach or replace buttons
  • Convert long sleeves to short sleeves

Coats, Jackets & Blazers

  • Shorten or lengthen sleeves
  • Take in or let out sides
  • Adjust the neck/lapels
  • Add shoulder pads/elbow patches/functional buttons
  • Replace lining
  • Repair or replace zippers, buttons, and snaps


  • Repair or replace coat & suit linings
  • Shorten or lengthen shirt & jacket sleeves
  • Adjust hems
  • Add or replace elbow patches
  • Repair or replace zippers and/or buttons
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