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Tailors and seamstress in Singapore: Our favourite spots to get clothes altered

Old school sewing
Old school sewing

 

Unless they have their own sewing machine and know how to use it, everyone needs a tailor or seamstress. For a really special occasion, I like designer Ann Teoh at #02-18/19 Delfi Orchard. For alterations – letting in, taking out, fixing zips – or the straightforward copying of a favourite dress, I go to Maggie at Season Top Fashion at #02-74 Far East Plaza.

I also asked my colleagues and friends for their recommendations across Singapore…

“Regina at Regina’s Creations, #05-108 Far East Plaza, is a no-nonsense local woman who has done good alterations for me.”

Katie Roberts

Editor

“Shato is a lovely Sikh lady tailor at #02-04 Tekka Market, on the side overlooking Buffalo Road. On your first visit, I suggest taking your own material along and a dress for her to copy. She lines suits and skirts beautifully.”

Geraldene Lowe

Tour guide

Plus, other expat favourites for clothing adjustments…

  • Oasis and others in Robinsons
  • Local chain The Station at Robinsons and Tangs
  • Local chain Bysi for inexpensive but well-made garments, usually lined and with good details; up to UK14 if you’re lucky
  • Promod at Paragon, 313 Somerset, ION and Tampines
  • Wallis at Paragon

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