Your online alteration tailor … for Spandex

11. October 2020 0 By bo-no-go

More and more often I get questions that go something like this:

  • Hey, I have a part that I really like, but something is broken. Can you fix this?
  • Can you modify my swimming trunks, swimsuit or leggings when I send them to you?
  • What would it cost?

So I’m going to write some information about it here. Apparently there are people who actually read something. In that case, I don’t have to write the same thing over and over by email ?.

In general, one of my services is to make changes and repairs to your clothing. Of course, it should be a part made of stretch material, i.e. Lycra, Spandex, polyester, … If it were a tailor-made sports jacket, I would have to decline.
Every now and then I also get parts sent that actually only consist of scraps. I can understand if you are emotionally attached to it, but if something is totally worn out, all seams are open and the decorative strips are hanging down, then the patient has unfortunately passed away. I cannot work miracles even though I can sew quite well ??.

difficult to repair

So that I can make a statement about whether I can fulfill your wish and what the fun costs, I need information from you. So it’s best to grab your cell phone, take a few photos of the part and scribble in the areas that need to be repaired. If something needs to be changed, you simply draw in the cut as you imagine it. Or you can also send a picture of a part that shows how it should look later. Simply send the request to and I’ll take care of it.

Pants before the change

Next, I’ll take a look at it and let you know if I can edit the part. There are cases that are so complex that I cannot help because I lack the technical equipment or the manual dexterity. I might ask a few more detailed questions. When everything is clarified, I will make you an offer for my tailoring service with price and processing time.

the marked points to be renewed

That’s about it. Then you can calmly consider whether it is worth the thing to you or not. Should you decide to accept the offer, then you let me know briefly and send me the part.

Something about payment:
I will process your order after I have received the garment. I am happy to take photos and keep you up to date on the status. When the job is done, I will send the part back to you. However, I only send after receipt of payment.
That means prepayment. If you don’t agree with that, I understand. But then I will not accept the order. I currently do not offer payment on account or cash on delivery.

Is there any discount?
So if you want to order several parts directly, we can talk about a discount. It is only in the case of changes and repairs that I have no way of reducing the processing effort with several parts. This is different with the manufacture of complete items of clothing. I can then carry out the same work step several times in a row, which makes me faster.
Unfortunately, the effort cannot be reduced if there is a change, so the discount will not be large.
However, if you’re photogenic, and if you’re willing to benevolently mention on social media or forums, then we’d love to discuss a more generous discount on the deal!

Swimming trunks before the change
pants after the change