Seeking seamstress, simple tailoring, Austin Texas
June 24, 2014 11:25 PM   Subscribe

I am looking for a reasonably priced seamstress or tailor in Austin. I love to buy these 70s / 80s silk shirts from thrift shops, they're lots of fun. But the collars are dorky thin, I'd like to have a seamstress or tailor take the collars off.

More about shirts: I've got long arms, I always have to roll up the sleeves and they ALWAYS unroll, it'd be great to have them stitched to hold them right.

I have a black denim jacket with a collar that continually twists 'round, but I've got a piece of soft black leather, perfect to use for a collar, it'd look great and wouldn't move around as it does.

Dream -- I also have a great suede jacket, 1970s, got a huge, wide collar, if I could find a seamstress or tailor in Austin to stand the collar up IE a banded collar, that would be great.

I always have clothing I need to have sewn, and I don't know how to do it. In the past I used dry cleaners to do this but so few offer any services now. I am looking for a reasonably priced seamstress or tailor in Austin to do this sort of work.

Thanks in advance.
posted by dancestoblue to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I get my trousers hemmed and other minor repairs done at Capitol Cleaners on South First. I don't know if they'll do the suede or leather---that generally requires a specialist, I'm told--but they should be able to handle the shirt alterations.
posted by immlass at 7:54 AM on June 25, 2014

I've used Triana Tailors on Burnet for simple repairs and to alter a bridesmaid's dress and I've been very happy with them.

I'll be watching the other answers on this thread though, because I have a favorite nightgown that I'd like a seamstress to recreate. I haven't gotten around to taking it to Triana to see what they can do with it.
posted by donajo at 8:00 AM on June 25, 2014

Marfiel's at Pleasant Valley & Cesar Chavez. They are awesome and inexpensive.
posted by sevensnowflakes at 9:15 AM on June 25, 2014

I'm going to give Marfiel's a shot; they're real close to where I ride my bike, I can throw a few shirts in my pack and drop them off and see how they do. Yelp reviews really make them look great, and I surely do trust Yelp reviews. I guess I could go in with some shirts and then ask them about the leather stuff I'd like done, fixing those collars.

Thx to all who responded; greatly appreciated.
posted by dancestoblue at 9:26 PM on June 25, 2014

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