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"August 28, 2015: I brought a small rug to be cleaned two weeks ago, August 11, 2015. They did not call me to let me know that my rug was ready. I dropped in yesterday," August 28, 2011 to check the progress of my rug. I gave them my ticket and they tried to give me someone else's dirty rug. (Dirt fell off of the rug onto the counter). I told them that that was not my rug. They looked for my rug for at least 20 minutes and could not find it. I asked them for my money back and the value of the rug. They also cleaned a
jacket. I had paid for the jacket and the rug. They gave me my money back for the cleaning price of the rug. I told them that I wanted $30 for the value of the rug. They refused. They also refused to give my receipt back so I had nothing to prove that I had been there at all. I left but I told them that I would be back. August 29, 2015: I went back to the cleaners with my husband. They were a little more receptive. I had a picture of the rug because I have another one just like it at home. The woman at the desk said that she still did not know where my rug was. She said that I could fill out a claim. The manager came and found my rug. It was not clean so I left with it without further payment.

-Robert M.

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"I went to the shop today to have my daughter's homecoming dress altered for next Saturday. We were met at the front door by a woman who was not happy to see" us holding a formal dress. She said there was "no way" they could work on the dress and "didn't we see all the dresses hanging up that needed alterations" as if she should have known better than to ask. Clothes are in piles all over the floor in the cramped shop. When I asked if
was there she pointed to the next room where he was sitting. He never even came out to
us. Apparently if you have a couple of weeks to wait on your alterations, this is the place for you. Luckily we found someone else who told us there would be no problem with our deadline but they are going to press it for us too!

-KAREN W.

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

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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.

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Clothing Alteration reviews in Fairfax

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She was very efficient. Had me try on dress and pinned it. She worked with my short time line to make sure the dress would be ready in plenty of time. Got the dress back on time and it fit perfectly.
- Jackie S.
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is an excellent seamstress. She is very busy, however she had my articles of clothing done within two days! She hemmed 3 blouses and a pain of
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. Two blouses were lace with a lining, very hard to do. The
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had to be taken in all through the legs to tighten them, sounds easy but the
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are stretchy material. She does exactly what, and how you tell her you want it done. Very pleased with her work. I don't mind driving several miles to get her expert services. Also, very reasonably priced!
- Michelle L.
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I first found
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on a well known website in which she described her alteration, sewing, custom work and interior design. We talked by phone first and I found her very agreeable and a type of personality I thought I could work with--boy was I right on!
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came initially to solve the issues surrounding fitting affordable online canvas drapes in front of plantation shutters due to the beating sun in our ruthless desert conditions. Within short order she knew what she needed to do, explained it to me and then removed the drapes to take to her home to adjust and sew accordingly. She returned and climbed the ladder and re-installed the drapes which now hang wonderfully well! To think I almost gave up hope on them.
While here the first time I realized she could also help me with another problem--getting several pairs of women's slacks hemmed. I needed some for an upcoming trip and she had them (9 pairs) ready within a week. They were perfect!
Since I've seen what's possible with one challenging patio door's covering, I asked her to find the right material to complete the window treatment of another patio door, challenging in yet another way. To that end she has a good idea of what she needs to do, has bought the fabric and is sewing between my demands (and others) of her time with other pressing projects.
On a subsequent visit I asked her to help solve another problem. I have a lovely vintage quilt that we use on our CalKing bed but it leaves us fighting over every inch due to the historically smaller sizes of quilts generally. I asked her to use her imagination to create something along the lines of an extension all the way around 3 sides that would be similarly 'quilted' by machine lightly and sewn into the last seam of the existing quilt. She had just the idea of how to handle this 'flounce' for lack of a better word that will now give us greater utility of this heirloom piece without fighting so much.
Since I saw how well
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could handle this (working with vintage textiles) and creates such products on her own, I felt she could easily manage finishing the quilting process of 2 children's quilts. That is, I purchased 2 quilt tops online (auction) that were begging for completion. I wasn't sure anyone locally could tackle something like this. Mostly I think of quilters back east, south, midwest or plains.
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's got it all figured out and is completing them as I write. Another problem solved!
Without a doubt, the biggest and most challenging project I've asked her to help with is Organizing my Home! We are doing this working together but I don't know who I could have turned to with prior knowledge of whether I would easily get along with a stranger in my closet, for example like
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! I gave her the basic parameters of not letting me off the hook. Since I've lost weight and don't want a 'safety' supply of clothes to fall back to I needed someone's help with action-oriented questions. She's a real pro this way too! So far, I've filled 2 large tubs for consignment stores (items still with tags that I couldn't find in that overstuffed
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of a closet), and 6 lawn/trash black bags stuffed full for
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store donation. She would ask, sort, fold, and those that remained 'survivors' of the process, she would carefully re-hang and position them by an organizational approach that she felt would work for me. Wow oh WOW. I felt like a million dollars watching those pieces of once-loved clothing march out my door for another
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at life. I was never able to do this by myself, was too embarrassed to ask friends, and loving spouse was no help at all.
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, however, was not stymied, in fact, she said she loves helping with Home Organization challenges.
So, with one thing leading to another, after we tackle belts, scarves, purses and shoes, we will turn to the always overstuffed Linen Closet, Coat Closet, and the formidable Kitchen Cabinets! I'm so glad I found
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and that she's so easy to work with, trustworthy, and efficient! I highly recommend
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to you without reservation!
- Jen B.
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did a great job. She has a small but busy shop on the main throughfare here in Cape Coral. Her shop is full of clothes so I suspect she keeps busy.
- Robert S.
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it went very smoothly. The clothes were beautifully done. They looked brand new. I have had the coat for many years and have found that it is not easy to clean but they did a great job.
- Teg K.
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My Mom needed an outfit for my daughter's wedding. She had a beautiful three piece gold suit in her closet that hadn't been worn. The jacket fit perfectly but the top and skirt were now too big.
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took in the sides of the skirt, took in the front of the top, raised the shoulders, and added straps to hold the bra strap in place. She did a great job. The suit fit my Mom perfectly after the alterations. The day of the wedding my Mom looked stunning in her gold suit.
I also want to comment on the shop being closed. I contacted
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the day before she was heading out on vacation. She gave me the first appointment for the Saturday she returned. That was perfect. Went in on
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11th and my Mom's suit was ready on
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24th.
I know where to go in the future if I need alterations.
- Yvette T.
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The service was quick. The quality and price were just outstanding!!! After this very positive experience, I brought my dress in to be shortened. Again,
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provided a superb quality service (all done only by hand since the dress needed to stretch). I paid
only $21.00 for this excellent work.
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is both - a wonderful professional and a wonderful person.

- Jiri M.
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I took a pair of pants in with a short rip in a seam. She fixed it right away and observed a problem with a pocket that she also fixed. It was a small job for which I was charged little, yet she did it immediately. Great service.
- Susan F.

Tailors in Fairfax, VA

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ACE TAILORING

9650 MAIN ST
Fairfax

AN'S TAILORING SHOP

10633 MAIN ST
Fairfax

Ann's Tailoring Shop

10610 Main St
Fairfax

Atelier L'anceray

366 Klagg Ct

AZM Services

502 Shaw Rd, Suite 105
Sterling

BEDO'S LEATHERWORKS

412 W BROAD ST
Falls Church

Beltway Blinds

6301 Ivy Ln

Best Tailor

9126 Lee Hwy
Fairfax

Betty List

2703 MEMORIAL STREET
Alexandria

Bonny's Sewing & Fabric Alexandria

5515 Cherokee Ave
Alexandria

CALICO CORNERS

814 King St
Alexandria

CALICO CORNERS

11056 Lee Highway
Fairfax

CALICO CORNERS

6400 Williamsburg Boulevard
Arlington

Cobbler's Bench Shoe Repair

5500 Buckeystown Pike

Create A Scene

8904 Wilson Ave
Manassas

Designer Workroom

8123 Woodmont Ave

DJ's Small Creations

Upper Marlboro Md

DO'S CUSTOM TAILORS

3409 M Street NW

Dominion Design Associates

201 N Fairfax Street
Alexandria

Doris Custom Design

47510 Coldspring Pl
Sterling

FAIR LAKES CLEANERS

12707 SHOPPES LANE
Fairfax

FAIRFAX TAILORS

11841-L FAIR OAKS MALL
Fairfax

Grace Bridal & Tuxedo

9805 Farm Pond Rd

High Tech Auto and Truck Center

4007 D Westfax Dr.
Chantilly

Home Family Services

16101 Malcom Drive

I Do Custom

Sterling

Interior Touchup of NOVA

9618 Cloverhill Rd
Manassas

Jackie'salterations

932 Hungerford Dr Suite 40A

JOY TAILORS

9848 MAIN ST
Fairfax

JOY'S BRIDAL

10392 LEE HWY
Fairfax

KAPFER TAILORING LTD

3210 OLD PICKETT RD
Fairfax

Kim's alterations

4115 Wisconsin ave now

Kings Park Tailoring

5202 Rolling Rd
Burke

Levinson Bespoke

226 MAPLE AVE W LL
Vienna

MacDee Cleaners

1408 P St NW

MAIN TAILORING

10018 MAIN ST
Fairfax

MAPLE CLEANERS

348 MAPLE AVE W
Vienna

Martha's Alterations

300 W Maple Ave
Sterling

Men's Wearhouse

12227 Fair Lakes Promenade Dr
Fairfax

Millie's Tailors & Cleaners

2222 N Glebe Rd
Arlington

Morelli Couture

10333 Democracy Ln
Fairfax

Noemi's Creations

6506 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church

Old Town Needlecrafts

9752 Center St
Manassas

PARK CIRCLE TAILORING

9679 LEE HWY
Fairfax

Presto Valet.

1623 N Quaker Ln
Alexandria

PRIDE CLEANERS

2563 JOHN MILTON DR
Herndon

Promo Vision

5301 Strathmore Ave

SAM TORREY SHOE REPAIR

5267 LEE HWY
Arlington

Soliloquy Bridal Couture

754 Elden Street, Suite #103
Herndon

STITCHER'S STASH

10409 MAIN ST
Fairfax

Tang's Alterations

8669 Sudley Rd
Manassas

The Back Door

2711 Dorr Avenue
Fairfax

The Power of Thinking Positive Wood Working

15 S Carlin Springs Rd
Arlington

Vivian's Bridal

1604 Spring Hill Rd
Vienna

wazy custom tailor

103809 briarwood dr

Why Not Boutique

Prince Georges Plaza, 3500 east west hwy

Y & Z CUSTOM TAILOR

2700 POTOMAC MILLS CIR
Woodbridge

YELLOW BAG CLEANERS

8407 SNOUFFER SCHOOL RD

Zips Dry Cleaners

3856 Dulles S Crt
Chantilly

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