Casual Wear

Alterations for Casual Clothing

Feel good and look great in your casual clothing. Madam to Sews alters everyday clothing and outerwear; tailoring and repairing them to look your best. Jeans, pants, dresses, sportswear or flannels perfectly adjusted to … you!

Brand new or old favorites can be adjusted – “taken” in or out, up or down, to create the most flattering fit and length for your style.

Schedule a 20-minute appointment by calling 860-936-4718. No appointment is needed if you’ve pinned a hem in place or know the inseam length. Bring the coordinating shoe style with you. Ladies…wear or bring the undergarments that you’ll wear with the alteration.

We offer in-shop, private fittings for men, women and kids.

Clothes must be clean, free of fragrances and pet hair, please.

Contact us today at (860) 936-4718 and let us know about your tailoring and alteration needs!

Casual Clothing Alterations:

Men and Boys

  • Shirt sleeves shortened (move cuff ) 
  • Other sleeves shortened 
  • Taper tees
  • Take- in or let-out pants’ waist 
  • Pants & shorts hems; shortened or lengthened where possible 
  • Taper legs of pants & shorts
  • Jeans hems:  regular hem or keep “original” hem  
  • School uniform alterations 

Women and Girls

Blouses, Tops, dresses:

  • Take up shoulders 
  • Take up straps 
  • Add contouring front or back darts
  • Change Sleeve length / style 
  • Hem length 
  • Shorten from Dress to Blouse length 

Pants, Jeans, Shorts, Skirts:

  • Take in or out at waist  
  • Add darts 
  • Shorten/ lengthen 
  • Jeans: regular hem or keep “original” hem
  • Taper legs:  below waist, below hip or below knee 
  • Golf, tennis and bathing suits alterations  
  • School uniforms alterations


'Had a great experience here with Linda. She was able to fit me in for a hem on a bridesmaid dress with a tight time line and had a great return time on it. She was also very pleasant and had good customer service. Would definitely go back for any other alterations and would recommend to anyone.'
-Elizabeth S.
'Linda did a skillful job on three items that needed altering. They now fit perfectly. She is presently creating a sack for my granddaughter's sleeping bag. Linda is extremely professional and talented. She is a pleasure to work with. I'll be returning! '
-Carol G.
'Linda is a skilled seamstress, true professional and a joy to work with. She did our family's mending and altered my dress perfectly! She has worked on mother of the bride dresses and wedding gowns for friends I've referred, and they were delighted with the results. Thank you Linda!'
-Lisa S.
'The owner Linda is so customer-focused, skilled and friendly! Customer service ‘like it used to be’. You won’t be disappointed!'
-Linda K.
'Very satisfied with the service. Prompt and professionally done.'
-Keith B.


542 1/2 Hopmeadow Street
Behind the UPS Store
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 936-4718
*** Please use 538 Hopmeadow St. in your GPS


Monday & Tuesday 9:00-4:00
Thursday & Friday Noon-6:00
Wednesday & Saturday appointments available by request.