Steliana Tailoring & Alterations - London

Blouses & Shirts

If you do not like the general fit of your blouse there are a number of alterations that are possible. If your blouse is too loose or tight we can quickly and effectively reduce or increase size by adjusting the centre back seam or side seams. Blouse sleeves can of course be shortened or tapered (narrowed). Darts can be added to the body of a blouse to narrow it at the waist and depending on the run, we can alter the hips and a little of the chest.

This will remove any excess fabric which can be annoying and unflattering to your figure. We have the experience of working on any type of fabric from delicate lace to sequin, beads and other materials that overall are not easy to alter. We pay close attention to make sure that the end result is a blouse that compliments your figure, without any hint of alteration.

If you do not like the general fit of your shirt there are a number of shirt alterations that are possible. Shirt sleeves can of course be shortened – you just take off the cuff, cut down the sleeve and reattach (this can even be done from the shoulder if you want to retain the length of the placket). But sleeves with double cuffs can also be lengthened slightly.

Depending on the brand, there is at least half an inch of inlay, which can be sufficient to give you that crucial exposure of cuff at the end of a jacket’s sleeve. Darts can be added to the body of a shirt, to narrow it at the waist and – depending on the run – alter the hips and a little of the chest. This will remove any excess fabric which can be annoying and unflattering to your figure.

Our prices

Pricing for Blouses & Shirts Alterations

# Service Price
1 Shorten plain sleeves £15
2 Shorten sleeves with cuffs and pleats £20
3 Shorten hem £15
4 Take in side seams £15
5 Narrow sleeves £10
6 Make darts at the back £10