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As the holiday season gets into full swing, most of us will likely find that our dresses, suits and slacks may be getting a little…snug. Sure, you can take advantage of deals at area stores, or you can save a bit of money and get some simple alterations done. That expensive suit or dress can pay off for years if you have it tailored.

A pair of good shoes or a well-crafted outfit is an investment, too. A torn sole or broken heel is no reason to discard a perfectly good set of footwear, so why not take it to a local cobbler for a quick and inexpensive repair?

Most bridal boutiques, large department stores and men’s clothing shops offer in-house alterations with the purchase of a dress, suit, slacks or sport coat. However, if you’d rather go somewhere else, consider the local businesses on the list below.

Note: The contents of this guide were checked for accuracy when this article was updated on April 15 at 8:11 a.m. We continually update the articles on WedInMilwaukee.com, but it’s possible some details, specials and offers may have changed. As always, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions for the businesses mentioned in the guide.

Tailors
Alterations and Fine Tailoring, LLC
www.alterationsandfinetailoring.com
183 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc
(262) 720-3270
Special feature: Tailors garments, including those for special occasions, and makes repairs.

Alterations Unlimited
740 N. Grand Ave., Waukesha
(262) 547-6992
Special feature: A full-service tailor known for its affordable prices.

Caron’s Bridal Alterations
www.caronsbridalalterations.com

17700 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield
(262) 373-1829
Special feature: Specializes in bridal gowns and dresses for bridesmaids and prom.

CTS Custom Tailoring Services
www.customtailoringservice.com

18900 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield
(262) 796-0434
Special feature: Services include custom sewing and a wide array of alterations.

Dort’s Magic Needle
720 N. Rochester St., Mukwonago
(262) 363-5008
Special feature: Alters and repairs garments of all kinds including wedding attire.

Edgewood Tailors
3610 N. Oakland Ave.
(414) 332-2389
Special feature: Specializes in alterations and tailoring.

Fazio’s Tailoring
1027 E. Brady St.
(414) 272-7170
Special feature: Provides tailoring, dry cleaning and laundry services.

Fitting Sewlutions by Sue Tenney
4931 Sumac Ln., Greendale, (414) 761-8000
www.fittingsewlutions.com
Special feature: Does expert alterations and custom or restyled gowns for brides, maids and mothers, including plus-sizes and pregnancies; by appointment only.

Hans Billerbeck Tailor Shop
3118 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
(414) 744-6040
Special feature: Tailoring services, dry-cleaning and laundry. Prides themselves on “old-school” service.

Hyde Park Tailors
6738 W. Wells St.
(414) 258-3892
Special feature: Services include tailoring, dry cleaning and leatherworking. Specializes in difficult-to-clean garments and boasts a quick turnaround time.

Joan’s Sewing & Alterations
357 Western Ave., Waukesha
(262) 544-6517
Special feature: Sews and alters all types of garments except wedding gowns.

Joe Vella’s Custom Tailors
1810 E. Capitol Dr.
(414) 332-6200
Special feature: Tailoring and alteration services at fair prices.

Joe’s Tailor Shop
6014 W. Lincoln Ave.
(414) 541-8773
Special feature: Provide tailoring services, alterations, hemming, re-styling, patching and zipper repair.

John’s Shoe Services & Tailoring
7506 W. Greenfield Ave.
(414) 259-0380
Special feature: Alterations, leatherworking and shoe repair.

K’s Bayside Tailor
8828 N. Port Washington Rd.
(414) 352-8322
Special feature: Provides tailoring and alteration services.

Katherine’s Custom Design & Alterations
W226 N8019 Longview Dr., Sussex
(262) 502-9202
Special feature: Creates custom-designed styles and alters all types of garments.

Lena’s Tailoring & Alterations
149 W. Broadway, Waukesha
(262) 547-8233
Special feature: Does a wide variety of alterations for customers of all ages.

Lia’s Tailors & Cleaners
www.liastailorsandcleaners.com
12614 W. Hampton Ave., Butler
(262) 781-5154
Special feature: Offers fine alterations services, as well as leather repair.

Lisbon Court Tailoring
9320 W. Lisbon Ave., #2
(414) 463-4520
Special feature: Tailoring and laundry services.

The London Cleaners
www.thelondoncleaners.com
778 N. Milwaukee St.
(414) 276-3010
Special feature: Providing Milwaukee with tailoring, dry cleaning, shirt services, hat repair and more for 102 years.

M K Kreations
www.mkkreations.com
1936 Dixie Dr., Waukesha
(262) 521-1012
Special feature: Performs services for brides, bridesmaids and moms, including alterations, pressing, bustling and veiling.

Mani’s Alteration & Gift Shop
717 W. Sumner St., Hartford
(262) 670-2583
Special feature: Alters clothing, preserves wedding gowns and does custom leatherwork.

Mirjana’s Tailoring
7509 W. Oklahoma Ave.
(414) 541-5554
Special feature: Call for tailoring details.

MW Alterations
www.mwalterations.com
W186 N9521 Bancroft Dr., Menomonee Falls
(262) 253-6920
Special feature: Will come to you for consultation and garment pickup.

Natasha’s Tailoring & Bridal Boutique
www.1bridalboutique.com
3803 N. Oakland Ave.
(414) 906-0039
Special feature: Specializing in bridal and formal garments.

Nick’s Tailor Shop
5532 W. Burnham St.
(414) 383-6484
Special feature: Provides alterations and tailoring services.

Presto Cleaners
2319 Silvernail Rd., Pewaukee
(262) 574-4717
Special feature: An alterations specialist is on site seven days a week.

Right Size Alterations
95 N. Moorland Rd., Brookfield
(262) 797-7800
Special feature: Does all types of tailoring inside Brookfield Square Mall.

Seams-B-Fitting
13625 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin
(262) 784-9050
Special feature: Works with all types of garments, but has specialized in bridal and leather for decades.

Shirley’s Sewing
N128 W20025 Holy Hill Rd., Richfield
(262) 628-2560
Special feature: Works on all varieties of bridal attire.

Sophisticated Rose
4026 N. Wilson Dr.
(414) 332-1486
Special feature: Specializes in custom-made garments, alterations, bridal and special occasion attire.

Sunshine Alterations
15445 W. Howard Ave., New Berlin
(262) 784-0509
Special feature: Repairs and alters all sorts of clothing items.

Cobblers
Bay Cobbler Shoe Repair
3959 S. Howell Ave.
(414) 482-0076
Special feature: Call for details.

Cobbler Corner West Shoe Services
13475 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove
(262) 784-7463
Special feature: Has 50-plus years of shoe-repair experience.

Cobbler Shoe Service
827 W. Oklahoma Ave.
(414) 747-1154
Special feature: Call for details.

The Cobbler’s Bench
818 W. St. Paul Ave., Waukesha
(262) 521-9300
Special feature: Repairs shoes and does custom leatherwork, including belts.

Jeff’s Shoe Repair
3438 N. 84th St.
(414) 444-6500
Special feature: Shoe repair, cleaning services, leather goods.

John’s Shoe Shop
N87 W16459 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls
(262) 251-1433
Special feature: Repairs shoes, boots and zippers.

Klinke Cleaners
www.klinkecleaners.com
1190 W. Sunset Dr., #102, Waukesha
(262) 446-3433
2110 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha
(262) 547-3940
14335 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield
(262) 781-0036
2806 Heritage Dr., Delafield
(262) 646-8405
N56 W15560 Silver Spring Dr., Menomonee Falls
(262) 373-0011
Special feature: Offers shoe repair in addition to dry-cleaning services.

Olde Towne Comfort Shoes & Repair
806 N. 68th St.
(414) 771-8190
Special feature: Shoe repair and orthopedic shoe vendor.

Pro Clean Dry Cleaners
www.drycleanersbrookfield.com
17800 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield
(262) 782-2269
Special feature: Provides shoe repair and alteration services.

Schmittner Bros.
7724 W. Burleigh St.
(414) 871-7181
Special feature: Call for details.

Shorewood Shoe Repair Shop
3815 N. Oakland Ave.
(414) 962-6060
Special feature: Shoe dyeing and repair services.

Tommy’s Shoe Repair
8828 N. Port Washington Rd., #6
(414) 228-8181
Special feature: Shoe repair, luggage and accessories.

Village Shoe Repair
3830 N. Holton St.
(414) 962-6287
Special feature: Shoe repair and dyeing services.

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