Fittings

Book a Fitting

Most every project begins with a fitting, or at least a meeting, where I learn about what you’re looking for, measurements are made, and pins are placed. I care greatly for each customer and will listen carefully to determine how we can create the desired result. There are two ways, however, that we can get this process started. Either you can come to my home for the initial fitting, or I offer mobile service as well. For mobile service, I come to you and do a fitting in the comfort of your own home for an additional fee.

Mobile Fittings
(I Go to You)

  • Book an appointment online for me to come to your home for a fitting.
  • Pay an additional, non-refundable travel fee for the appointment.
  • At the time of your appointment, I will show up at your home to complete the fitting and determine the next steps.
  • When your project is complete, I’ll bring it back to you to try it on and if any adjustments are needed, I will complete those at no extra charge.
  • All bridal alteration appointments are in your home. I prefer to come to you because bridal fittings are an intimate and special thing!

In-Studio Fittings
(You Come to Me)

  • Book an appointment online to come to my home for a fitting.
  • Pay a small deposit to reserve your spot, this deposit will go towards your project.
  • At the time of your appointment, we complete your fitting and determine the next steps.
  • For some items, a “touchless” appointment is available. For example, if you need a pair of pants hemmed, you can drop off a pair that fit along with the pair you’d like hemmed.
  • When your project is complete, come back to try it on. If any adjustments are needed, I will complete those at no extra charge.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do alterations cost?

Because every garment and every person's body is different - it really depends! We've done our best to give some very general price estimates for various alterations on each of the service pages on this website to give you an idea of what to expect. The best way to get an accurate quote is to schedule a fitting so that we can properly assess the project and give you the option to move forward with us.

Where are you located?

We're mobile! That means that we come to you in the comfort of your own home for a small convenience fee. This fee also includes delivery and drop-off of your item when it is completed. We used to have a space previous to the health crisis of 2020 and we look forward to having one again. For now, you can book a fitting online and we'll come to you.

Do you also do men's alterations?

Absolutely! We love working with men in addition to the many daughters, mothers, and professional women that we serve on a regular basis. In fact, some of our clients happen to be the most dapper men in the Albuquerque metro!

Do you do bridal alterations?

There is no higher honor for us than to serve brides in helping them look amazing on their special day. We love doing bridal alterations in Albuquerque because it showcases the pinnacle of what's possible with tailoring and alterations services, and we strive for nothing but the best. Please call us at (505) 792-1498 for more information on the bridal alteration process as it's different and more intensive than traditional alterations.

What's your turnaround time?

Turnaround times can vary dramatically depending on the season and how many projects are ahead of you in the queue. At any given time we can have upwards of 50-80 garments with assigned due dates ahead of yours when you schedule your fitting. Most common turnaround times are about two weeks but can be up to a month in some cases, but you will be given a definitive return date before you decide to engage with our services.

Can you do a rush job?

Yes! We frequently receive last minute requests to alter garments for special events. We charge an additional $80 on top of the estimate you're given to complete the work faster than our standard turnaround times, even if your alteration is a simple job that takes less than an hour. Why such a substantial fee even if it's a quick job? Because our staff has to work overtime beyond regular working hours to get your order completed along with the other orders that are due that day.

Do you have any guarantees?

Yes! We call it the 'Superior Promise' which is our guarantee that we will complete any alteration to 100% satisfaction for no additional charge. Tailoring is a process, and sometimes that means your garment may need a little bit of extra attention once it's returned to achieve the perfect fit. When you get a quote from us, it's a done deal and it includes as many alterations as required to make it perfect. That's our promise.

How do fittings and appointments work?

When you schedule a fitting through our online appointment portal, you're reserving a spot in our schedule to get you the most accurate quote possible, and to gather all the information we need to accomplish the task. That almost always includes you trying on the garment for us which allows us to measure and pin the garment in whatever way necessary to make the proper alterations. Fittings are limited to 30 minutes each and have a maximum of 3 garments so that we can ensure ample time to get to our next appointment. Call us or schedule your next fitting here.