Can a tailor tighten sleeves?

Can you tailor the arms of a dress shirt?

The sleeves of a dress shirt can be shortened an inch or two by an experienced tailor. The collar of your shirt can be easily replaced, although you may need to accept a white collar for contrast. It is unlikely the tailor will have fabric that perfectly matches your shirt.

How much does it cost to tailor a shirt?

Clothing Alterations Cost

Garment Alteration Price Range
Shirt Shorten sleeves at shoulder $35-50
Shirt Take in sleeves (make them slimmer) $15-25
Shirt Take in shirt (make it slimmer) $15-25
Shirt Shorten shirt length $20-30

How much do tailors charge to shorten sleeves?

Dresses & Skirts

Approximate Cost
Slim $25 – $45
Shorten Sleeves $15 – $25
Shorten Sleeves (Detailed Cuff) $25 – $35
Slim Sleeves $15 – $25

Why are alterations so expensive?

Lined garments are more difficult and time consuming to alter. Chiffon, lace, delicate fabrics, and beaded clothing cost more to alter because they require more time and care to sew. Men’s jackets are also expensive because of their complicated construction.

How Much Should tailoring a suit cost?

It costs anywhere from $40-$400 for a suit to get tailored. This is a big range because it depends on how much tailoring is required and who you go to for tailoring. The local tailor will be a lot more affordable than a special, high-end tailor.

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