I have gone to Maria Tesseris at Golden Needle on several occasions and have been pleased with the work. She doesn't try to force a house style on you and understands if you want to do something more on the trendy side. In Chicago, I have been to a few tailors whom I've had to fight tooth and nail in order to get a slimmer pant leg, a bigger cuff, a trimmer jacket, little to no break, etc. Maria, on the other hand, is very easy to work with. Also, lots of high end garments in there to be altered at any given time, so I take it as a good sign that people entrust her with their expensive clothes.