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510 Natoma Station Dr, Suit 200

Folsom, CA 95630

The premier tailor in the Sacramento area.

Let Alterations Express be the secret to your wardrobe. 

Alterations Express's Expert Tailors and Seamstresses have over 60 years of combined tailoring experience. 

Ladies Alterations

Bring the proper items when trying on something.
   * The shoes you will wear with the garment if length is important. (Bring more than one pair of shoes if necessary)
    * Have the bra you will be wearing, if fitting dresses.

The right waist fit: You should be able to fit two fingers in your waistband and move them.

Skirts look best if they land just above or below the kneecap, at the bottom of the calf or at the ankle.

Jacket sleeves should hit your wrist bone, so about a quarter of an inch of your blouse sleeves show underneath.

Get your jackets tapered at the waistline to create an hourglass look.

It's easier to order bigger and take something in. If you let out something that's too small, the fabric may be left with pin holes or there might not be enough material to make it big enough.


Dresses are tricky; they can serve very important purposes, for weddings and proms, but they don’t always fit right, especially if you didn't’t spend a zillion dollars on them. You may have to end up tailoring your dress.

Here are some tips to help you out.

Hemming: Oftentimes dresses are made to fit people who are 5’9’’… which most women are not. You’re probably going to end up hemming your dress. You can use a sewing machine and sew the ends the way you would normally, or you can use fabric glue, iron-on hem binding, or hemming tape, depending on what the dress will be used for. If you’re sewing, fold the fabric over and pin it so that it will stay the way you want it while you sew. Cut off any extra fabric.

Adding length: If you’re too tall, you may want to add material by buying a shawl or wrap and adding the fabric to the bottom. Also, you can make the dress a high/low hem piece; you can make it short in the front and longer in the back, because this is supposedly an “in” style.

Taking the dress in/out: You should order a size bigger if you’re getting it online so you can take it in safely. Just remember that if you let fabric out, it may have visible needle holes in it. Also, there may not be enough fabric. Remember to work inside-out when you sew, after you pin, of course.

Trains: If your dress has a train, a way to make your dress dance able is to sew a handmade hook and eye to the back of the dress so you can lift the extra material and “hook” it onto a button where it can hang. Lift the train so that the bottom rests where you want it, then sew a nice pearl or stone button to the back of the dress where you will hang the train. Sew some loops onto the train so you can hang the train by the loops on the to button, and there you go! This way it can go from long to short in no time.

If you’re not confident enough about your tailoring abilities, it’s okay to call a seamstress or tailor. Make sure you see the kind of work a potential seamstress has done before you let them do the work; if they’ve worked on wedding dresses, that’s a good sign.

Folsom's Best Alterations

We have won best Alterations in Folsom for the last 5 years. If you want your clothes to fit you like they were made for your body type call us today to arrange an appointment, or Walk in no appointment needed. Fast, Professional, and Affordable Tailoring.

Alterations Express is all about getting the work done when you need it. We are staffed with tailors and seamstresses to professionally alter or repair most any garment. Moments after your arrival, our staff will skillfully fit your garments in one of our spacious dressing rooms. After your fitting, we tell you just how much your alteration will coast and you tell us when you need it.

Seamstress • Tailors • Dressmakers

Alterations • Tailoring • Dressmaking • Leather & Fur Bridal Gowns • Wedding Gowns Formals • Suits • Evening wear • QuinceaneraBridesmaid dresses • Prom Dresses • Veils

Clothing Repairs • Mending • Original Jean Hems • Patches Draperies • Bedding • Upholstery • Military Uniforms

We alter, repair, restyle and re-size clothing for men, women, children and business partners. We also perform the alteration and tailoring of business and casual clothing, including but not limited to:

• Dresses
• Skirts, Full Length, Scooters ,Skorts, Minis, Tea length
• Bridal Gowns & Wedding Dresses, veils and headpieces
• Bridesmaid Dresses
• Mother of, Bride or Groom, Dresses
• Flower Girl Dresses
• Prom Dresses
• First Communion Dresses
• Quinceanera Dresses
• Slacks, Pants, Trousers , Shorts , Capri
• Suits, Single, Double Breasted, 2 Pc., 4 Pc.
• Jackets, Coats, Trench Coats
• Shirts, Long, Short, Teas, Tanks, Halters
• Blouses, Tops, Covers, Camisoles
• GIs and Do Boks
• Bathing Suits
• Leather and Furs
• Costumes
• Draperies, Curtains & Valances
• Bedding, Throw Pillows & Linens
• Tablecloths & Napkins
• Items for Your Home, RV, Boat or Yacht
• Police, fire, EMS, military, private school, commercial uniforms & clerical robes

Altering, designing and custom fitting formal wear is one of our specialties. Others include:

• Quilting Services
• RV Restyling
• Curtain and Drapes
• Repairing Leashes, Collars, Bridals
• Tarp, Trailer and Boat Cover Repair
• Beading Jeweling Embellishments


• Hem and Seam Repair
• Buttons, Hooks and Eyes, or Snaps - Replace or Re-attach
• Buttonholes - Make or Repair
• Zippers – Replace or Repair
• Linings - Replace or Repair
• Sleeves and Hems - Shorten or Lengthen
• Pockets - Replace or Repair
• Shoulder Pads and Dress Shields - Add, Replace or Remove
• Beadwork - Replace or Repair
• Jeans Patching and repairs

 Upholstery and re-upholstery of antiques, collectibles, heirlooms, favorite pieces, boat, RV, Cars… 

Altering Clothing

It is important when you come in to bring with you some of the following items.