Accidentally sewing big buttons for small holes, stitching sleeves onto legs, and embroidering knuckles can make unskilled seamsters reconsider the spool. Leave the needlework to more-nimble fingers with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of custom alterations, tailored clothing, and more at The Alteration Place. Founded in 1983 by a master tailor, the West Tampa–based shop specializes in services both intense and elementary.
Alter a skirt or pant's hem ($11), the in and out of the waistline ($11), or the sides of a shirt ($12) to make them fit well or better suit your summery style. Prices for custom clothing range from $105–$245 for shirts and up to $2,450 for custom Italian suits. The Alteration Place works with any type of fabric, from simple cottons to leathers to wool, and can tackle more complicated projects including bridal dresses, intricate beading, fringe, and stretched-out Stretch Armstrongs.
Owner David Kahn brings more than 29 years of apparel experience to both consumer and commercial alterations, and threadbangers Migdalia Bautista and Paula Gonzalez are recognized throughout the area for their superior stitches. From Super Bowl XXXV halftime-entertainment uniforms to intricate bridal gowns, there isn't a hemline, button, or detail their masterful touch can't remedy. Call ahead to get detailed estimates.
The Alteration Place's owner and its staff have been featured in Blu Tampa Bay as a premier alteration shop:
- During the last 20 years as master tailors, they have created costumes for the halftime entertainment at Super Bowls XXV and XXXV, as well as wardrobes for local performing arts shows. They've also become the go-to alteration experts for many well-known local personalities. – Jennifer Stevens