Alterations Services

Alterations By Sandra | Downtown San Diego

Alteration Services We Provide

Your wardrobe reflects your personal style. At Alterations by Sandra, the fit, appearance, and comfort of your wardrobe reflects our skill, talent and experience in making you look your very best. View Our Bridal Services.

Dress Alterations San Diego

Dresses & Skirts

• Shorten or lengthen the hemline
• Take in or let out at the bust, waist, and hips
• Adjust the neckline
• Adjust the bodice
• Shorten the waist or back
• Remove or adjust straps
• Remove, adjust or hem sleeves
• Raise or lower shoulders
• Reset collar
• Add or remove cups
• Add or remove darts
• Repair, replace, or move a zipper
• Add, remove, or move buttons
• Replace a lining
• Add lace, beading, or other bling
• Repair rips, tears and holes
• Work with pleats
• And Much More!

Blouse Alterations San Diego

Blouses & Shirts

• Take in sides
• Hem
• Add or remove darts
• Adjust shoulders
• Remove collars
• Remove pockets
• Adjust sleeve length
• Adjust cuffs
• Repair rips, tears and holes
• Reattach or replace buttons
• Convert long sleeves to short sleeves
• And much more!

Womens Pant Alterations San Diego

Pants, Jeans, Shorts
& Slacks

• Hem, with either regular or original style
• Hem with cuffs, or add cuffs to a hem
• Hemming with vents or zippers
• Take in or let out waist
• Take in or let out waist and seat
• Adjust thigh and/or crotch
• Patch crotch
• Tapering from crotch or knee
• Repair or replace zippers, snaps and buttons
• Add or remove waist darts
• Remove pockets
• Convert pants to shorts
• Repair rips, tears and holes
• And much more!

Womens Jacket Alterations San Diego

Coats, Jackets & Blazers

• Shorten or lengthen sleeves
• Take in or let out sides
• Taper to fit
• Adjust the neck
• Create or close a vent
• Hem the bottom
• Adjust lapels
• Shoulder pads
• Elbow patches
• Replace lining
• Repair or replace zippers, buttons, and snaps
• Add functional buttons
• And much more!

Not sure what bothers you about your garment?

No problem, just come in and try it on. Alterations By Sandra will take a look at the fit of your garment and figure out the most flattering look and how to achieve it. I'll even tell you when I think it looks great and you don't need alterations. Yours of course is the final word.

Our Testimonials

I have been back several times and I have been highly satisfied with my alterations. Sandra and her team have done a great job. Prices are pretty good too!”

 - Diego H.  San Diego

Sandra was an amazing person to work with! She pays amazing attention to detail and her work is absolutely flawless! She is an extremely kind and passionate seamstress who loves what she does for work and it really shines through. I was so pleased with how my dress turned out, it fit like a glove in the end.

Sandra was also very kind with allowing people such as my MOH, mother, and adopted grandparents attend a fitting or two and be apart of the experience.

If I had to do the whole wedding over again, I would book Sandra in an instant!”

 - Caleigh M.   San Diego

“Friendly, helpful, professional staff that knew their stuff and took good care of me”

 - Bobby S.  San Diego

"Sandra is fantastic. Some tailors just make clothes tighter, but Sandra makes them truly fit and look better. Sandra takes the time to see how the alteration will affect the line of the garment and makes the adjustments necessary. She suggested a subtle change to the line of a dress that made it look so much better than it did before. Their turnaround takes a little longer than other shops but it's worth the wait."

 - Gillian V.  San Diego

Sandra renewed the life of my 25 year old North Beach Leather lambskin and fur reversible bomber jacket by replacing the elastic bands in the sleeve cuffs. The jacket still looks new but the cuffs were worn out. Now it looks and feels as good as new thanks to Sandra. It was very convenient to have her business located in East Village for those of us who live downtown. Thanks again Sandra.

-Rick J. San Diego

I had purchased a gown that was shipped to me a full size too big 1 week before a big event. When I brought it to Sandra, I knew all the fine beading and detailed sequence was going to be a challenge and a time crunch. Sandra not only  finished the gown on time, but also did an amazing job with all of the obstacles handed. Thanks again for doing an amazing job on my gown.

-Danielle K. Murrieta CA.


We're located at 660 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.  Look for us on 9th Avenue just south of G Street.

Service Hours

Call Us at: 619-208-0236

Sun – Mon: Closed

(By appointment Only)

Tues – Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

(By appointment Only)

Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm


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