Alterations 4 U

Kate sewing  - doing alterationsOver 20 years experience in the retail sewing industry, extensive sewing skills and a comprehensive knowledge of fabrics.

Kate’s knowledge of fabrics, design and fashion were honed as Store Manager for ‘NimbleThimble’ and as a sales consultant for Fabric World in Torquay. Over the last twenty years in the business, Kate has built up a first class reputation as a reliable, creative, and highly efficient seamstress.

Kate enjoys the challenge of each new commission and her attention to detail will ensure your exact requirements are met, and your garments or fittings are given a new lease of life.

  • Services
  • Testimonials

red dressPrice Guide

Zips replaced from:


Shorten straight skirt, No lining:


Shorten straight skirt, With lining:


Jacket/coat sleeve, Shortening from:


Curtains shortened (unlined) up to 60 inches wide, Per curtain:


Jeans/trousers shortened:


Please note: due to the huge variety of possible alterations, on many items an accurate price can only be fixed on a visual assessment. All garments to be altered must be in a clean condition.

Kate fitting brides dressTestimonials

"When I moved house, Kate altered most of my curtains to fit the new windows saving me a great deal of time and money"

"My internet wedding dress purchase turned from nightmare to dream, thanks to Kate" Emma Maxwell, Torquay

"Kate works to a high standard and always has a flexible and friendly approach" Mrs P. Carter, Torquay

"She tackles everything I throw at her, Kate's a real problem solver...." Victoria, Torquay

"Having to be out at work all week it’s so handy to use this speedy service and to be able to deliver and collect out of shop hours if necessary" Jane, Teignmouth