Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 15.10.2018, 14:31
UKGirl's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 82
Groaned at 19 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 78 Times in 28 Posts
UKGirl has earned some respectUKGirl has earned some respect
Dress alterations/Seamstress

Hi all,
I usually take all my newly bought dresses (which are generally longer than I need them to be) to London for getting 'hemmed up'/shortened. But having been here 3 years, perhaps it's time for me to find someone to do this locally.

Does anyone have any recommendations on someone who does this professionally and will not break the bank? My london tailor usually charges me 35-40 per dress. Is it realistic to expect the same here or would I be better off actually flying to get this done back home?

I found one at sihlcity but their reviews are horrible so I am scared of taking my expensive stuff there...

Thank youuuu!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03.09.2020, 14:52
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Zurich
Posts: 15
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
WhenIGo has no particular reputation at present
Re: Dress alterations/Seamstress

A few years old but did you ever find a good seamstress/tailor? I have a few alterations I need done
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03.09.2020, 19:02
Cherub's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Baselstadt
Posts: 609
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 726 Times in 322 Posts
Cherub has a reputation beyond reputeCherub has a reputation beyond reputeCherub has a reputation beyond reputeCherub has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dress alterations/Seamstress

My husband took new trousers to a dry cleaners in Basel to be shortened, it cost him 25 francs.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04.09.2020, 13:19
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Zurich
Posts: 15
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
WhenIGo has no particular reputation at present
Re: Dress alterations/Seamstress

My local dry cleaner also does this but current needs are a bit more complicated (taking in the waist of some wool pants, altering the neckline of a dress) so trying to find someone a bit more specialized.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04.09.2020, 16:23
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Zurich
Posts: 760
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 950 Times in 479 Posts
irish_temptation has a reputation beyond reputeirish_temptation has a reputation beyond reputeirish_temptation has a reputation beyond reputeirish_temptation has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dress alterations/Seamstress

You could ask in Modissa, Jelmoli, Globus and Manor in Zurich. I think one of them also does alterations for dresses not bought there but I can't tell you which one from the top of my head.
If you have a Little time a trip to Freiburg im Breisgau or Konstanz will be cheaper. Try Karstadt and Kaufhof. There are usually very quick but might Need more than a day for that. Maybe you could call ahead and ask.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank irish_temptation for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
tailoring




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wedding dress alterations - help! Summers Family matters/health 2 17.03.2017 16:50
Wedding dress alterations lisainzurich Other/general 1 25.06.2016 22:17
Wedding Dress Alterations lindnenl Other/general 4 14.04.2015 16:04
Wanted - Seamstress/Tailor in Basel for alterations di_deedee Other/general 16 29.10.2012 22:18


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:17.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0