Sew Stitch 'n' Clean

Custom Tailoring And Alterations

Phone 01444 459106 Text 07717841009

[email protected]

3 Chelsea Arcade, 8-14 the Broadway, Hayward Heath,

West Sussex, RH16 3AP

Monday - Friday : 9.00 am - 7.00 pm

Saturday : 9'00 am - 6.30 pm

Sunday : Closed

Ladies wear Alterations Services



SS&C is the finest tailoring and garment alterations company in your area. We offer you convenient high quality sewing services with affordable prices.

As specialists in alteration, we are excellent and passionate in what we do and give meticulous attention to detail which in turn gives us the reputation of being the number 1 choice when you need your clothes altered.

We understand that your garment needs to fit perfectly to your individual body shape and we can assure you that you will be amazed with our results .

Our highly skilled and talented tailors and dressmakers, who have over 20 years’ experience behind them, are able to provide the finest quality alterations with a factory finish which means that any alterations done on

your garment will be unnoticeable and untraceable; we are able to match the original stitch pattern, thread colour and any detail perfectly with the original one.

We are specialists in altering formal and casual clothing as well as traditional ethnic wear.

Our skills are not limited to restyling and altering existing clothes. If you need an eye-catching outfit for an important event, we will hand-craft you a truly bespoke one off garment that will grace any gathering.

We are recognised for our meticulous attention to detail and very reasonable prices as well as our excellent customer service.

For more information on our personal tailoring and dressmaking service, please visit our shop for a consultation. 

We Provide the Following Alteration and Restyling Services: 

● Dresses Alterations, Restyle & Repair

● Bridesmaid's dresses

● Ball gowns

● Prom dresses

● Formal and casual dresses

● Blouses

● Skirt Alterations, Relining & Repair

● Leather Skirt Alteration

● Leather Skirt Relining

● Leather Skirt Repair

● Jacket and coat alterations

● Jacket and coat Relining

● Jacket and coat Repair

● Leather Jacket and coat Alteration

● Leather Jacket and coat Relining

● Leather Jacket and coat Repair

● Ladies suit Alteration

● Fur coat Alterations

● Fur coat Relining

● Fur coat Repair

● Jumpsuits Alterations & Repair

● Trousers Alterations & Repair

● Jeans Alterations & Repair

● General Repair

● Zip replacement


Dress Alterations & Restyling

As we specialise in alteration, we are able to alter, restyle, repair and reline any type of dress such as bridesmaid's dresses, ball gowns and prom dresses as well as formal and casual dresses.

Our highly trained seamstresses have the skills to alter and transform your dress into something special by restyling it, paying attention to your personality and taste to achieve the perfect fit which would

complement your body. We work meticulously and pay close attention to detail and always ensure that the end result is a dress that compliments your figure, without any sign of alteration.

Our talented seamstresses also perform excellent work on luxury fabrics and beautiful laces, even materials that are not easy to alter.

As well as all the above, we can also reline your dress by repairing worn lining using a fabric of the same texture and colour or replacing it altogether with a colour of your choice.

Below are the Services we Provide:

• Shortening / Lengthening dress Straps

• Adding new straps

• Narrowing dress shoulders

• Reshaping Dress neckline

• Taking in or letting out back

• Adjusting the central back at the Zip.

• Taking in or Letting out Dress sides

• Adding dart in the back or front

• Shortening / Lengthening dresses

• Zip Replacement

• Restyling Dress

• General repairs.

• Lining; Repairing or adding a new lining


Blouse Alterations & Repair

Our skilled and highly trained seamstresses have the experience to work on any type of fabric such as delicate lace, silk and satin, sequined and beaded fabric and other

materials that are not usually easy to alter. If you do not like the general fit of your blouse, whether it is too loose or too tight, we have a number of alterations that can be done.

We can restyle your blouse completely, we can also reduce or increase its size by adjusting the central back seam or side seams.

We can add a dart to the body of the blouse to narrow it at the waist and, depending on the run, we can alter the hips and a little of the chest.

We can shorten or taper (narrow) the sleeves.

We really pay close attention to make sure that the end result is a blouse that compliments your figure, without any hint of alteration

Below are the Services we Provide:

• Taking in or letting out blouse sides

• Narrowing blouse shoulders

• Shortening / lengthening blouse sleeves

• Shortening/ lengthening blouse hems

• Adding a dart at the back/front

• General blouse repairs


Skirt Alterations, Repair & Relinning

Skirt Alterations, Repair & Relining

We have the experience of working on any type of fabric from leather to delicate lace, sequined or beaded fabric and other materials that are not usually easy to alter.

For skirts that are too loose or too tight at the waist or hips, we can quickly and effectively reduce or increase the size by adjusting the side seams or the central back seam.

After a fitting with our seamstress, we can also determine the perfect fit for your body shape.

For a neater silhouette, we can taper (narrow) skirts either fully or partially.

For a subtle taper, we would remove excess fabric from the inside seams.

We can shorten any type of hem whether your skirt has one or multiple layers, keeping the original design intact.

As well as the above, we are also able to reline your skirt by repairing any worn lining with a fabric of similar colour and texture or we can replace it altogrther with a colour of your

choice.


Below are the Services we Provide:

• Taking in or letting out skirt waist

• Tapering both sides

• Letting out both sides

• Shortening / lengthening skirts

• Skirt zip replacement

• General repairs

• Lining; Repair or adding a new lining


Jacket & Coat Alterations, Repair & Relining

Our highly skilled and trained seamstresses have the skills and ability to alter your jacket or coat to achieve the perfect fit.

We have the experience of working on any type of fabric such as leather and other materials that are not usually easy to alter.

We are also able to reline your garments by replacing any worn lining with a fabric of similar colour and texture or replacing the lining altogether with a colour of your choice.

Our professional dressmakers are able to alter and improve the fit of your jacket or coat by taking in the side seams or rear central seam for a flattering fit.

We can also shorten the length or the sleeves of your coat ensuring the original stitch pattern, thread colour and any detail are matched perfectly to the original.

As for shortening the sleeves of a coat we can offer two options: we can shorten them from the crown (shoulder) or from the sleeve end.

As professional dressmakers, we would recommend shortening them from the crown as it is the most effective way of achieving a flawless result.

Working from the shoulder is not easy,but it means that the cuff detail or ‘sham’ is not disturbed and consequently the design and proportions of the coat or jacket remained original. We

can narrow or ‘chip’ the shoulders or sleeves of a jacket or coat for a neater fit or, if possible, we can add pads to the shoulders to define the silhouette or to even out a dropped

shoulder.


Below are the Services we Provide:

• Taking in or letting out coat/jacket sides

• Narrow coat/jacket shoulders

• Shortening / lengthening coat/jacket sleeves

• Shortening / lengthening coat/jacket

• Adjusting coat/jacket lapel shape

• Relining coat/jacket

• Replacing coat/jacket zip

• Replace coat/Jacket buttons

• Adding more pockets or detail.

• General coat/Jacket repairs

• Leather jacket repair.

• Lining; Repairing or adding a new lining.


Ladies' Suit Alterations, Repair & Relining

Sew Stitch ‘n’ Clean is the number one choice in suit alteration. We have the expertise to alter and restyle to perfection.

Our Skilled and talented dressmakers will alter your suit that doesn’t fit well into a beautiful suit that will complement your figure.

The quality of work we provide is unlike any other as we pay close attention to detail and work meticulously to ensure that every detail from the original suit is retained, from the stitch patterns used to the colour

of the thread. The result is a perfectly fitting suit without any hint that it has been altered and the suit looks like it has been tailor made just for you.

As well as the above, we can also reline your suit by repairing the worn lining with fabric closely resembling the original lining or by replacing it altogether with a colour of your choice.


Below are the Services we Provide:

• Taking in or letting out suit jacket sides

• Narrowing suit shoulders

• Shortening / lengthening suit sleeves

• Shortening / Lengthening suit hem

• Adjusting suit lapel shape

• Relining suit jacket

• Adding more pockets or adding detail on suit jacket.

• Adding /replacing suit buttons

• Lining; Repairing or adding a new lining.

• Relining Suit trousers

• Replacing trouser zip

• Replacing trouser buttons

• Replacing pockets on suit trousers

• Full Tapering of suit trousers

• Half tapering of suit trousers

• Taking in or letting out suit trouser waist and seat

•Taking in or letting out suit trouser waist, seat and fork

• Lowering suit trouser waistband

• Shortening / lengthening suit trouser with a plain hem

• Shortening / lengthening suit trouser with a turn up hem

• Adding tape to the suit trouser hems

• General trouser repairs


Ladies'  Fur Coat Alterations, Repair & Relining

Fur Coat Alterations, Relining and Repair

Performing alterations and repairs to fur garments requires the expertise of a skilled furrier with the proper tools and training.

Alteration and repairs to fur garments must be carried out using specialized equipment including special needles and thread type designed for the unique properties of

fur. As even a simple remodeling job can be complicated, we recommend that you only trust specialists like our experienced furrier with the altering of your fur garments.

With our skills, experience and creativity there are more options for restyling a fur garment than you can imagine.

Let our skilled furrier give a new life to your old fur coat or jacket by restyling it to give it a more contemporary look.

We are also able to reline your fur jacket / coat by replacing the worn parts of the lining with a similar fabric to the original one or by replacing it altogether with a colour of

your choice.


Below are the Services we Provide:

• Taking in or letting out coat/jacket sides

• Narrowing coat/jacket shoulders

• Adding panels in coat/jacket

• Replacing panels in coat/Jacket

• Shortening / lengthening coat/jacket sleeves

• Narrowing coat/ jacket sleeves

• Shortening / lengthening coat/jacket hem

• Relining coat/ jacket

• Replacing pockets.

• Repairing pockets

• Adding more pockets or detail.

• Replacing coat/ jacket zip

• Replacing coat/ jacket buttons

• Lining; repairing or adding a new lining

• General coat/jacket repairs


Ladies Jumpsuit Alterations & Repair

If your Jumpsuit is too loose or doen’t fit properly, we can adjust its size to a perfect fit as your require.

We can also determine the perfect shape of the seat and raise or let down the fork where necessary.

Our professional dressmakers are also able to reshape your jumpsuit if it is too big for you by tapering (narrowing) the trousers either fully or partially for a closer fit and a neater

silhouette. Or for a more drastic change, we can reduce the leg width by removing fabric from both the inside and outside of the leg seams.


Below are the Services we Provide:

• Full tapering

• Half tapering.

• Taking in or letting out trouser waist and seat

• Taking in or letting out trouser waist, seat and fork

• Shortening / lengthening trousers with a plain hem

• Shortening / lengthening trousers with a turn up hem

• Taking in / letting out trouser seams

• Fully line trousers

• Zip replacement

• General jumpsuit repairs


Ladies Trousers, Relining, Alterations & Repair

If your trousers are too loose or too tight at the waist, we can reduce or increase the ize by adjusting the central back seam.

We can also determine the perfect shape of the seat and raise or let down the fork where necessary.

Our professional dressmakers are also able to reshape your trousers that are too big for you by tapering (narrowing) the trousers either fully or partially for a closer fit and a neater silhouette or, for a more drastic change, we can reduce the leg width by removing fabric from both the inside and outside of the leg seams or even turn your trousers into shorts.


Below are the Services we Provide:

• Full tapering

• Half tapering.

• Taking in or letting out trouser waist and seat

• Taking in or letting out trouser waist, seat and fork

• Lowering trouser waistband

• Shortening / lengthening trouser with a plain hem

• Shortening / lengthening trouser with a turn up hem

• Changing trousers into shorts.

• Adding tape to trouser hems

• Taking in / letting out trouser seams

• Installing front trouser lining

• Fully line trousers

• Replacing trouser zip

• General trouser repairs


Jeans Alterations & Repair

Shortening jeans is not as simple as people think.

First of all we need a heavy duty sewing machine to deal with the denim, which is a tough fabric, then we need the skills to be able to give the jeans that original 'pre-worn' look which is part of today's fashion and style.

As specialists in garment alteration, our skillful and talented dressmakers pay close attention to the stitching and thread colour so that they match the original perfectly.

We can reduce or increase jean size by adjusting the central back seam or by adding an extra piece/triangle of material to the central back part of the jeans.

For a closer fit and a neater silhouette, we can taper (narrow) trousers either fully or partially.

We can help you change the style of your jeans by reducing the leg width. This is done by removing fabric from both the inside and outside leg seams.

We can add new coin pockets or belt loops by using excess fabric from the hem of the jeans

If the pockets are worn out then we can put brand new pockets in or replace half a pocket.


Below are the Services we Provide:

• Full Tapering

• Half tapering

• Taking in or letting out waist and seat

• Taking in or letting out waist, seat and fork

• Lowering jeans waistband

• Shortening Jeans original hem

• Shortening straight cut hem

• Taking in / letting out jean seams

• Putting in a new coin pocket.

• Replacing a worn pocket

• Zip replacement

• Replacing jean rivets

• Replacing jean buttons

• General Jean repairs