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Searching for a good Camberville-area tailor
July 1, 2014 8:33 AM   Subscribe

I just got a barkcloth jumpsuit that's in need of some alterations. I'm looking for a tailor in the Cambridge/Somerville area that could help me out with this. The tailor my friends keep recommending to me is in Roslindale, and the tailors I've found via Yelp have worked exclusively in menswear. Who's a good tailor on this side of the river that works with womens wear and could help me out with my vintage find?
posted by pxe2000 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Jack's in Porter Square would be the place to go. Alternatively, Le Couturier in Central Square is also popular.
posted by backseatpilot at 8:51 AM on July 1


I'd recommend Jack's too, but he can be finicky about women's wear. If he doesn't think he can do a good job he won't do it.

Bring it to him and see what he says, he does fabulous work (if slightly pricey).
posted by lydhre at 8:59 AM on July 1


I've gone to Jack's and he's told me he doesn't do women's wear. :(
posted by pxe2000 at 9:07 AM on July 1


I use Hillside Cleaners on Brattle Street in Harvard Square, and I know they do both men and women. My wife has used Queen Dressmaker on Belmont Street in Watertown (including for her wedding dress alterations) and has always been very happy with the results.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 9:08 AM on July 1


Rizzo's on Church Street in Harvard Square. Even though he is a bespoke tailor for the high-and-mighty, he will do just about anything you bring to him.
posted by briank at 9:12 AM on July 1


Queen Dressmakers did a great job on my wedding dress too!
posted by heyforfour at 9:17 AM on July 1


Rizzo's on Church Street in Harvard Square. Even though he is a bespoke tailor for the high-and-mighty, he will do just about anything you bring to him.

Just a note of caution. From what I understand, Rizzo sold the business a few years back. Someone else is operating it now, using the same name, and I've heard of less-than-happy customers who were used to the old Rizzo and the quality he was known for.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 9:19 AM on July 1


Another rec for Queen Dressmakers. Also Jacques on Trapelo Rd in Belmont.
posted by jdl at 11:25 AM on July 1


Just a note of caution. From what I understand, Rizzo sold the business a few years back. Someone else is operating it now, using the same name, and I've heard of less-than-happy customers who were used to the old Rizzo and the quality he was known for.

I am sad, but not surprised, to hear this. Alas.
posted by briank at 11:41 AM on July 1


Zoya Designs is near Teele Square. She does both alterations and custom clothing. I have only had a simple alteration done by her, but my friend took her wedding dress there and was super pleased.
posted by dormouse at 1:12 PM on July 1 [1 favorite]


Seconding Zoya Designs! She did a great bridesmaid dress alteration for me.
posted by JuliaJellicoe at 3:55 PM on July 1


I dropped my dress off with Dick at Le Couturier. We'll see how this turns out...
posted by pxe2000 at 3:03 PM on July 2


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