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Good alterations tailor in singapore

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Any one know of a good alterations tailor in singapore?
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Iris Tailor 304 Orchard Rd #B1-105 Lucky Plaza 238863, Singapore p: +6562352446 Look for 'Nani' - she is excellent and will give you good advice, even if it is not to her 'advantage' (i.e. she will tell you if something cannot be done, or if she is not convinced that something is a good idea). She once took back a jacket from me that I had altered earlier for additional work after I had worn it for a holiday - she noticed a single small crease under the back of the collar, and redid the entire shoulder (the difficult but 'correct' way AFAIK to fix that) gratis. Be warned though - she is a bit of an... interesting character, and will not fit what you may have pictured in your mind's eye as a 'tailor'. Her rates are a little more than what you would expect for an 'Asian tailor' as well, but she is certainly competent.
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I currently have two blazers with Nani for sleeve length alterations. Have not yet received them so I can't judge the workmanship, but the place definitely seems to be the real deal. I am also looking for a cheap alterations tailor to narrow ties, narrow pants, take in shirts, etc. Many of these items are inexpensive, just that I want the fit to be better. Would love to find a cheaper place to get these things done as Nani's price may be higher than what I actually paid for these things!
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I have done multiple alterations with Nani, and so have my friends. I recently also collected a tweed jacket from her, and I can say she is a top rate tailor (at least by Singaporean standards). Highly recommended.
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Hi!

I came across this thread while searching for recommendations on a good alterations tailor in Singapore. I had a decent tailor in Far East Plaza, however she no longer operates her shop.

Is it recommended to take any alterations to Nani at Lucky Plaza however mundane or only complex alterations which need the skills of an expert? For example, I have 5 new pairs of jeans which I need to alter (slim down in the leg).

Any advice is appreciated!

Laaannger
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Hello chaps, sorry to revive this rather old thread.

Can anyone provide an estimate as to how many Nani charges to say nipping in the sides/slimming down a shirt or reducing the length of sleeves.

Thanks much!
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Depending on whether shoulders or the sleevehead get involved, anything from SGD50 to SGD150.
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Cheers mate
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Originally Posted by Alfa View Post
I currently have two blazers with Nani for sleeve length alterations. Have not yet received them so I can't judge the workmanship, but the place definitely seems to be the real deal.

I am also looking for a cheap alterations tailor to narrow ties, narrow pants, take in shirts, etc. Many of these items are inexpensive, just that I want the fit to be better. Would love to find a cheaper place to get these things done as Nani's price may be higher than what I actually paid for these things!

There is a place on the second floor of 1 Raffles Place. Oxford Tailors recommends them as their alteration tailor of choice. I have done only rudimentary stuff, letting out pants and a jacket a couple of inches but was very happy with the result. Cost ~50 SGD.
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i can do good alterations. call 90097025

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Hi all, kindly avoid the alteration shop called "bubble Sensation,#01-38" at Hougang Green Shopping Mall.

The lady is so ill-mannered and tries to charge sky-high price as compared to other tailors. I have a dress and my mum brings it to her for tailor (cos initially we don't know about her services), and after few days we went to enquire from her how is the dress, she is so rude to not come out and reply us. Simply sit there and scratch her leg. And she is also selling bubble tea, I wonder if she has any hygiene ethics. without receiving any reply, my mum asked again then she simply just answer it's at the tailor, not done. So I asked if it hasn't been done we are ok, and can we bring the dress back? Then here she comes blabbering that it is done halfway. how can she twist her words? So i asked, how much? im so shocked that the alteration cost more than the price of the dress alone.And she refused to return me my dress!!

After that, I saw a couple coming to collect their clothes and asked for the price. The couple was shocked to hear how come the price increased $4. then they asked the lady, she just said 'ohhh ok lo, then give u $4 less lo'. How unethical is she. She wanna try her luck n collect more money from customers but when being found out, she said ok lo give u discount.


The way she do business is really unethical. Would like to share with you guys my experience, it's really bad!
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Well, I'd rather revive an old thread than post my own, here's a new data point.

 

I live in Singapore and lost a bit of weight recently, so decided to take some shirts for alterations and at the same time scout out Iris Tailor (Nani) for further work. Iris was fine, the work in progress which the chap at the shop showed me proudly was indeed quite nice, and I thought I was in good hands, but he assured me that he did no alterations, and recommended a shop which I won't name (not a fan of name and shame), not far away. 

 

I took 3 shirts for "slimming", a jacket and a pair of pants both for sleeve shortening (fresh off the rack). The pants and jacket were fine.

 

The first shirt was returned with the sleeves so shortened I could barely bend my elbow. The lady had insisted that the cuff itself be shortened (Harvie and Hudson puts a fairly long cuff compared to local makers) so I let her do it, not sure it was a good idea. I asked her to lengthen them a bit and a few days later it came back lengthened to a wearable length. However, this happened to the sleeve next to the cuff (I spotted it only after a wash): 

 

For the second shirt, the sleeve and body slimming work were a bit too aggressive (she also took the shoulder in) and the shirt is unwearable due to two large puffs of clothing sticking out behind the armpits. Someone with cutting experience was appalled, and told me the shirt was not salvageable. 

 

The third shirt was just a sleeve shortening, so that one worked out, although I'm now scared that it will finish like the one above after a few wears. 

 

Each shirt cost me S$50 for the full works (shoulder, sleeve taken in, body taken in) and S$10 for the sleeve. The jacket S$20, pants S$10.

 

1. are these prices the market rate or did I get the tourist rate? I didn't try to negotiate but saw others do it.

2. was the work too ambitious, or was the quality sub-par as my friends are now telling me?

3. where can I go to alter my remaining suits and shirts, since Nani is not an option? I do rather like them and I can't take the risk of half the items becoming unwearable... 

post #14 of 15

Hi all,

 

If you need alteration services and particularly if you live in the east, you can contact my mum, Mdm Chan, at 64416812.

She provides alteration services freelance from home, and this has always been her passion and was her previous profession. Her location is at Blk 23 Chai Chee Road, Bedok area, especially convenient for those who stay in the East Side. All my related family have their clothes altered by her.

You can call her directly to ask about the service you need, price and other details. (Note she is only well-versed in Chinese, speaks broken English, can liase with me to translate if required). 

Many thanks  :)

post #15 of 15

Hi all,

 

If you need alteration services and particularly if you live in the east, you can contact my mum, Mdm Chan, at 64416812.

She provides alteration services freelance from home, and this has always been her passion and was her previous profession. Her location is at Blk 23 Chai Chee Road, Bedok area, especially convenient for those who stay in the East Side. All my related family have their clothes altered by her.

You can call her directly to ask about the service you need, price and other details.

Many thanks  :)

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