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"I have used R EMPIRE for a couple of years now and I absolutely love heir work! They have usually done some shirts for my personnel and they recently did some caps" too and WOW they are perfect! Highly recommend
and Saida, they have always been so helpful and professional with their work. Thank you !

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Alteration services

Whether you need a pair of pants hemmed, a zipper repaired or a suit of clothing made to fit, consider the services of a highly rated seamstress or tailor. Alteration experts provide a range of services.

Trevor Furbay (left) purchased Romualdo’s Custom Tailoring in 1999 from master tailor Romualdo Pelle (right). (Photo by Rod Vesper)

Professional alteration experts sew dresses, suits, jeans, shirts and household items to tailor to your style and fit.

Custom-created and -altered clothing can boost your confidence for any occasion. (Photo courtesy of Rebecca F. of Tampa, Fla.)

Many people are unfamiliar with hiring someone to do custom sewing or tailoring. It’s important to have a clear idea of what type of garment you want and to understand the process of ordering custom apparel.

Because clothing for formal occasions is rarely worn, alterations may be necessary. If alterations are needed, allow yourself plenty of time to have them completed. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Barbara S.)

Clothing alterations can make a big difference in your overall appearance. Minor alterations will make the most major impact. Knowing what to look for in a tailor and what can and can't be fixed is the first step.

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You would have to have a shoe repair shop evaluate them - some heels are hollow except at the tip so you might not be able to shorten them and retain the necessary strength - others are solid, so he would have to look at them. Might be able to just remove heel cap, cut down, and put heel cap back on.


Bear in mind that cutting the heels down will rock the shoe "backwards", so you will be walking on sole further back on the shoe - if the unthickened sole part betweenthe heel and the ball of the foot would be walked on because of this, you might have to pay him to add leather there to, which might mean resoling the entire shoe - could get pricey, if these are not worth hundreds of $.


As for evaluating a shoe repai place - only thing I can think is if these are pricey shoes, call store and see if they recommend a particular place. Otherwise Search Angies List for sheo repair places and reviews.


This is Kyle K from Member Care. Thanks for your question. I'm happy to help!

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Clothing Alteration reviews in Gillespie


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suggested best length or the dress when asked. She did a good job. The dress was ready on time as promised.
- Sylvia H.

It was a bit pricy, BUT the job was well done and both items are like new. It was well worth the money. The job was done in 3 days and I am happy with it. Will definitely go back in he future.
- Kathleen M.

I've used G&L a few times, and have always been satisfied. The dress I brought in is sleeveless. I tried the dress on, and the seamstress put a few pins in the dress. When I picked up the dress, I tried it on, and it fit like it was custom made for me. The seams were also finished out well.
- Lisa B.

You are welcome to walk in, no appointment necessary.
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(the owner) was in Mexico. The woman who did the pinning was very kind although she did not speak English. When I picked up my designer
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and $1000 virgin wool/silk pants, they were both ruined. They cut off the decorative trim on the designer
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and used a thick brown thread to hem the pants. It is the ugliest hem I've ever seen, PLUS they were too short! On my $1,000 ROW trousers, she took in the hip instead of the seat, losing the unique shape of these wide leg high wasted trousers. They are ruined, and too tight. Sorry, but I can not go back there, and it's a shame because they are friendly and easy to work with.
- Randi R.

Dress fit great. Studio was nice and the owner was nice, professional and did a great job in the time frame she promised.
- David J.

I bought 6 long blackout curtain panels that needed to be shortened. I found
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and am so happy I did! I brought my items in, was told a price up front which I thought was very reasonable, and my items were finished in less than 2 weeks. They had so many dresses and other clothing items in their front room waiting for pick up - they do excellent work!! I would definitely recommend
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to anyone looking for tailoring work.
- William G.

It was a fun and very enjoyable experience from start to finish. We visited several times to get the
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outfit done and we enjoyed every visit. The outfit was outstanding. It received many compliments at our daughter's play.
- Andrew P.

First time I went there for a rush job for an interview the next day. He did the work right then and there for a very reasonable cost. I have since bought suites and had other items tailored. He does great work and gets the work done on time.
- Louis R.

Tailors in Gillespie, IL

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Alterations by margo

625 north 8th street

Global Bag Project

1800 West Hawthorne Lane
West Chicago


535 Marcy Street

Monster Sewing

1507 16th Ave

Renee's Sewing

14850 N. Park Rd.

Terrific Originals

535 Marcy Street
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