Found a great seamstress for hemming jeans and pants for cheap in Toronto/Scarborough
I had about 7 pairs of dress pants and 4 pairs of jeans and also a dress shirt that needed the sleeves shortened. (They had accumulated over the last couple of Winner's Final Clearance sales, so I needed to do something about them).
I looked on Kijiji and Craigslist and found a really nice seamstress. She advertises at $4/pair hemmed.
So I sent her a text message and got an immediate response.
Long story short. She has about 26 years experience, and works out of her home which is off of Brimley Rd and the 401, not too far from the Scarborough Town Centre.
I dropped them off on Wednesday night and came back on Friday night to pick them up.
Was very pleased with the results. Great work, great price.
Here is what I paid:
6 pairs of dress pants - $4 each
1 pair of golf dress pants - $7 because I got them with the Golf slit at the bottom (I think it's called a Golf V cut or golfers cut). She did a great job with this one.
4 pairs of jeans - $4 each. I didn't like how she said there is something called a 'european hem' which is $7. I stuck with the $4 hem and find it perfectly fine, so far.
1 dress shirt - $10. This was a beautiful Corneliani french-cuff dress shirt I bought from a Winner's clearance, but the sleeves were too long. She seriously did an awesome job shortening the sleeves, cuff et all were perfectly intact.
For the price and quality, I couldn't find a better deal. The only weird/awkward part is that her living room is her sewing area, so to try on your clothes you have to walk up a few stairs to change in the bathroom.
But this is RFD, so it's a small price to pay for the savings you get.
She is of Malaysian descent and used to live in Mississauga and says she has alot of experience with women's Indian suits/dresses for those who need that.
Based on my experience I would probably bring a suit to be altered to her as well.
Her contact information:
Scarborough, ON M1K 3L4
647.988.2458 (call or text)