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Found a great seamstress for hemming jeans and pants for cheap in Toronto/Scarborough

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Learned my lesson going to cheap tailors before ... their work isn't on par with a more expensive (but fairly so) tailor.

Paid $10 to shorten the sleeves on a blazer; they just chopped it down and sew the buttons on again. Don't want to mention names, but there was a positive thread about them on RFD before.

On the other hand, I paid $30 for a tailor with an actual shop; they properly folded the sleeve to remake the cuff.

Sometimes, you have to pay for quality, but of course, quality is subjective.
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Are you speaking about the OP's tailor @randombuyer ?
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No, vintage, this was a seamstress mentioned on RFD (and the Toronto Star) around Christmas 2012. She was very hardworking and honest though, just her tailoring skills weren't quite up to par.
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GOOD!!! I found this thread. I just went to Caroline's place. I'll pick my jeans on Monday (she's very busy this time). Hoping it will turn out nice :) thanks a lot.
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chesrem wrote:
Aug 7th, 2014 7:10 pm
GOOD!!! I found this thread. I just went to Caroline's place. I'll pick my jeans on Monday (she's very busy this time). Hoping it will turn out nice :) thanks a lot.
When did you give the jeans to her? Just want to know approx turn around time with her. Thinking about calling her for a visit this weekend.
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I gave it to her yesterday August 7. She asked me if it's urgent and I want to pick it up soon. I said no :) So I'll pick it up on Monday August 11. Cash only and with tax :) It is still $4/jeans for cutting\hemming. She mentioned that she would charge $8/jeans if you want to alter the design (example from flare style to skinny style).
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cns187 wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2013 10:03 pm
Agree, I get all my jeans euro hem unless youre buying a cheap pair of jeans it doesn't matter.

I go to this guy in Newmarket he does the job well been going to him for years. On Yonge and Mulock in the Mandarin Plaza.
Do you know the name of his shop in newmarket? What are his prices like?
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I get my clothes done at Lawrence Ave E & Victoria Park. Pants are $5.99. Shop's usually open until 8PM. Turnaround time is usually a day. I had him alter the sleeves on a wool coat and he gave it back 2 days after. Try him if you're close the area. 647-340-0108. Look for Sam and tell him Carlo referred you.
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Jun 26th, 2014 11:30 am
I had the sleeves shorten on the blazer. She removed the buttons to shorten the sleeve and reattached them. I had another jacket that she shortened and also made the arm sleeve less baggy by taking it in.

It was slightly over $10 for the work on the blazer.

You can call her to get a quote as she will give you pricing on the phone.
I'm assuming she doesn't shorten blazers from the shoulder?

Also, anyone else here have any experience with suit/blazer alterations from her?
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best places/tailors to taper jeans?

not many positive experiences for me.
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Has anyone been lately? How is she for tapering jeans?
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Sep 19th, 2017 3:38 pm
Has anyone been lately? How is she for tapering jeans?
Bump because I'm looking for recent results as I am in the market for a tailor to alter a few pairs of pants.

Also does anyone know what days she works and what are her working hours? Thanks.
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Oct 7th, 2014 4:36 pm
I get my clothes done at Lawrence Ave E & Victoria Park. Pants are $5.99. Shop's usually open until 8PM. Turnaround time is usually a day. I had him alter the sleeves on a wool coat and he gave it back 2 days after. Try him if you're close the area. 647-340-0108. Look for Sam and tell him Carlo referred you.
What is the store's name?
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