Alterations and Mending

As we've all discovered when shopping for clothing, one size does NOT fit all. Each body is uniquely beautiful, but that also means that finding the right fit can be a challenge. Whether you need pockets added or a hemline straightened, I've got you covered. Read on below for my rates, and feel free to contact me with any questions!

  • Dress or Skirt Hem - $15 per skirt layer (Circle Skirt or Ballgowns, $25 per layer)

  • Pants Hem or Waistline Adjustment - $10 per pair

  • Add or Elongate Pockets - $10 per garment

  • Shirt and Blouse Alterations - $10 per garment

  • Hand or Machine Mending (buttons, zippers, rips, patches, etc.) - $10 per garment

  • Formal Wear Alterations (adjust waistline, add/remove straps, add darts, etc.) - $15 per alteration

  • Steaming/Pressing (Formal Wear Only) - complementary

  • Clear Plastic Garment Bag (Formal Wear Only) - complementary

    * Cost of materials may be added to bill depending on request. For example, if you would like an additional skirt layer or overlay added to a formal dress, the cost of materials will be added to the alteration fee. 

  • Consultation/Fitting (on site in Leola, or in-home within 15 miles) - $30

  • Consultation/Fitting (in-home between 15 to 50 miles) - $60

  • Cleaning Fee (Please ensure that your garments have been freshly laundered if necessary before alterations or mending. Garments that require cleaning due to pet hair, cigarette smoke, or severe stains may be cleaned at our discretion before the work is completed, and the fee will be added to your bill.) - $5

* Pennsylvania State Sales Tax (6%) applies to alterations on formal garments and costumes only, not to clothes for everyday wear.


The Hazel Shope is proud to also provide affordable, professional seamstress services for bespoke brides and wedding parties in the Lancaster area and beyond.