Did you ever buy a dress that was a tad too big and said you would get it tailored but never got around to it? Well, no more excuses. Here’s your chance! Tailoring clothes is a great way to personalize clothing for your body. The fit of a garment can be the difference between cheap and high-end clothing. Slight alterations can make those jeans in the back of your closet your go-to pants. Shelling out a little money now will increase the wearability of your wardrobe, saving you tons of money in the long run. Here is a list of alteration specialists in the Sacramento area who will greatly improve your appearance with just a few stitches.

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Sew Many Things!
5246 Glide Dr
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 665-0716

Hours: flexible; will tailor to client needs

The owners, Elaine and John, share the duties of the business. Elaine offers alteration services as well as sewing classes for several age groups. She receives stellar feedback from her clients, many of whom have gone to her for wedding dresses and special event garments. John repairs sewing machines and sharpens knives. They are both crafty and not at all limited in their scope of work, so if you have anything that needs fixing, hemmed or taken in you may be pleasantly surprised at their abilities.

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Alterations To Go
2100 Arden Way, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 920-3538

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a..- 6 .m.; Sat 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Alterations To Go is a trusted alteration specialists known for its speedy turnover. The shop offers casual clothing and special event services along with every day alterations. The staff uses the utmost precision and delicate handling of all your garments, proving successful wedding dresses alterations. Clients are pleased by the nearly invisible handiwork on altered hems, and tough materials like leather. Estimates are free, and prices are low which keeps customers continuing to come back.

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Navin’s Custom Clothiers
324 K St
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-5688

Hours: Mon – Fri 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Setting itself apart from fellow alteration specialists, Navin’s makes custom clothing for clients. The owner, Peter Navin, has had 40 years experience and measures you during a personal appointment to design the perfect garment for you. Though a bit pricy, Navin produces both men and women’s clothing that is elegant and flattering. An insider tip for men, go to Navin’s to get the perfect suit that is tailored specifically for you.

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Friendship Tailor & Alteration
1915 16th St
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-7729

Hours: Tues – Fri 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friendship Tailor is known for fast, inexpensive, consistent alterations. The owner is experienced with jeans, suits and wedding dresses, to name a few. Clothing comes back to the customer sans evidence of alteration. Typical repairs can be less than $10. More extensive requests are usually less than $30. Note: Friendship Tailor only accepts cash payment.

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Caitlin Gaustad is a freelance writer and a fourth year student pursuing a Managerial Economics major and Spanish minor at the University of California, Davis. You can usually find her with the latest copy of a fashion magazine, which she reads cover-to-cover, admiring the styling and design of each layout. Caitlin is excited to bring you coverage of Davis fashion and trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.