Jacket & Suit Alterations


Design & Alter is well known for its experience and excellence in all formal alterations. Our jacket tailors are professionals who are skilled to maintain and reapply the finish of the original making the alteration unnoticeable. This might not be important for all garments but most definitely for designer and high quality clothes. We are very conscious about the finish of the alteration – whether it is the colour, the quality of thread, the type of stitching or any added details; original bindings will be reapplied and accessorises matched with the best possible outcome for our clients in mind. 

One of the most common jacket alterations are shortening sleeves which can be done in two different ways. Shortening a sleeve from the cuff is a straight forward process but should your jacket hold more detailing we recommend to shorten sleeves from the shoulder of a garment. This helps preserving the proportions, detailing like buckles, working button holes and overall integrity of the original design. It takes slightly longer, is more expensive but a very professional way of sleeve alteration.  


Jacket alterations | shortening/lengthening sleeves – altering waistlines – narrowing shoulders – restyling armholes – restyling collars – cuff alterations – pocket repair – adding in-seam pockets – re-new jacket and coat linings – narrowing sleeves – adding button holes, shams and working button holes – completing unfinished sleeves – vent alterations

Trouser alterationsshortening/lengthening hems (we offer a choice of finishes) – tapering trouser legs (full length/half length) – taking in/letting out waist – trouser repairs – pocket repairs 



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Appointments: We work by appointment in which you will be looked after by one of our experienced fitting consultants. They advise you on alterations needed to fit your garments well. An estimate will be established at the end of the fitting listed as a break down of alteration steps for you to go ahead with. Sometimes we can provide you with a variety of solutions, some which might save costs – ask your fitter.  

Charges: Our charges are based on time at a rate of £60+VAT per hour. Depending on the complexity and construction of your garment, charges may vary. 


Do get in touch if you have any queries or would like to book your appointment

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