Alterations By Phyllis

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. by appointment only. Thursday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. by appointment only. Saturday 8 a.m. to noon by appointment only.
  • 6111 Paris Ave NApt A5

    Stillwater, MN 55082

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Unbelievable! I have put off starting my own alterations business because I needed a lot of review. Then I discovered Alterations by Phyllis You Tube video tutorials. Nowhere can you find as many alterations tutorials assembled in one place as here. I've never met Phyllis, but here's my chance to thank her for the gold mine of lessons she provides for FREE. Thank you-thank you-thank you for helping me reinvent myself! http://www.youtube.com/user/SpoofyToo/videos

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Unbelievable! I have put off starting my own alterations business because I needed a lot of review. Then I discovered Alterations by Phyllis You Tube video tutorials. Nowhere can you find as many alterations tutorials assembled in one place as here. I've never met Phyllis, but here's my chance to thank her for the gold mine of lessons she provides for FREE. Thank you-thank you-thank you for helping me reinvent myself! http://www.youtube.com/user/SpoofyToo/videos

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Phyllis saved us in a rush situation. That's her specialty, helping people in a pinch, at great sacrifice of time and energy. Phyllis modified my wedding dress for my advanced pregnancy. While we had planned for size change for weeks, it was still a rush because of how much I changed in the 2 weeks prior to our weddingl

Another sacrifice Phyllis has made is enduring dishonest bridal customers who write outrageous reviews worthy only of a soap opera script. But Phyllis turns an experience like that into a blessing, even says bad reviews just help her screen out those who would believe such impossible reviews and keeps them from calling. In fact, sometimes she gets business from a bad review out of sheer sympathy and empathy. Reasonable people recognize lies. No wonder she has a loyal following! You can see her alterations tutorials on YouTube. Now that's a contribution to the world!

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Phyllis saved us in a rush situation. That's her specialty, helping people in a pinch, at great sacrifice of time and energy. Phyllis modified my wedding dress for my advanced pregnancy. While we had planned for size change for weeks, it was still a rush because of how much I changed in the 2 weeks prior to our weddingl

Another sacrifice Phyllis has made is enduring dishonest bridal customers who write outrageous reviews worthy only of a soap opera script. But Phyllis turns an experience like that into a blessing, even says bad reviews just help her screen out those who would believe such impossible reviews and keeps them from calling. In fact, sometimes she gets business from a bad review out of sheer sympathy and empathy. Reasonable people recognize lies. No wonder she has a loyal following! You can see her alterations tutorials on YouTube. Now that's a contribution to the world!

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I recently gained weight, and when I tried on my wedding gown 3 days before the big day, it wouldn??t close. I normally wouldn??t admit any of this but Phyllis did such an amazing job of reconstructing the back so that it would close. I came to her in tears and left confident she could accomplish the miracle I needed. She did! She was even able to lengthen the voile hem. She??s amazing and an angel to work with!

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★★★★★

I recently gained weight, and when I tried on my wedding gown 3 days before the big day, it wouldn??t close. I normally wouldn??t admit any of this but Phyllis did such an amazing job of reconstructing the back so that it would close. I came to her in tears and left confident she could accomplish the miracle I needed. She did! She was even able to lengthen the voile hem. She??s amazing and an angel to work with!

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The cat made a ??nest?? in my daughter??s prom dress and we thought it was ruined but I was referred to Alterations by Phyllis and she came up with an innovative solution, shortened the dress and honestly, my daughter couldn??t be happier. Lovely work, fast turn around, and delightful to work with. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone!

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The cat made a ??nest?? in my daughter??s prom dress and we thought it was ruined but I was referred to Alterations by Phyllis and she came up with an innovative solution, shortened the dress and honestly, my daughter couldn??t be happier. Lovely work, fast turn around, and delightful to work with. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone!

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Alterations By Phyllis has come to the rescue more than once for our family. When I wore out a beloved pair of pants, Phyllis used them as a pattern for 2 more repllicas (which I have now worn threadbare). She has altered pants for my husband following a significant weight loss, has repaired and replaced both minor (zippers and hems) and major (lined blazers & coats) with nothing but a professional demeanor and quick turn-around. She's my go-to girl for any sewing needs. (and she makes beautiful quilts, aprons and custom kids clothes. A multi-talented woman.

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★★★★★

Alterations By Phyllis has come to the rescue more than once for our family. When I wore out a beloved pair of pants, Phyllis used them as a pattern for 2 more repllicas (which I have now worn threadbare). She has altered pants for my husband following a significant weight loss, has repaired and replaced both minor (zippers and hems) and major (lined blazers & coats) with nothing but a professional demeanor and quick turn-around. She's my go-to girl for any sewing needs. (and she makes beautiful quilts, aprons and custom kids clothes. A multi-talented woman.

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I took my Wedding dress to Phyllis to have shorten my dress and take in the sides about an inch. When I came back for the second fitting, the length of the dress was way too short and it hadn't even bee hemmed yet! She automatically blamed me for the mistake and said that my shoes must have been higher than the first time, when in actuality, the shoes where the same height. She kept telling me that I would have to wear flat shoes instead of my 3 inch heels (That I was wearing when she measured.) When I called to speak with her on the phone about it the next day, she was very rude and kept calling me names and blaming me for HER mistake. My mom set up a time to pick the dress up from her since it was ruined. Phyllis left my wedding dress in between her two front doors - WHO DOES THAT TO A WEDDING DRESS??? She closed the doors on about a foot of the end of my dress, making it so my mom had to pull and pull to get the dress out from the door. My mom called her and Phyllis hung up the phone on her. I asked that she give me my money back, but she only gave me $25 out of the $150 I had given her. Her is very rude, unprofessional and I would never take anything to her again. She was not willing to fix it or to make it to my liking. A professional would never treat their client's this way.

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I took my Wedding dress to Phyllis to have shorten my dress and take in the sides about an inch. When I came back for the second fitting, the length of the dress was way too short and it hadn't even bee hemmed yet! She automatically blamed me for the mistake and said that my shoes must have been higher than the first time, when in actuality, the shoes where the same height. She kept telling me that I would have to wear flat shoes instead of my 3 inch heels (That I was wearing when she measured.) When I called to speak with her on the phone about it the next day, she was very rude and kept calling me names and blaming me for HER mistake. My mom set up a time to pick the dress up from her since it was ruined. Phyllis left my wedding dress in between her two front doors - WHO DOES THAT TO A WEDDING DRESS??? She closed the doors on about a foot of the end of my dress, making it so my mom had to pull and pull to get the dress out from the door. My mom called her and Phyllis hung up the phone on her. I asked that she give me my money back, but she only gave me $25 out of the $150 I had given her. Her is very rude, unprofessional and I would never take anything to her again. She was not willing to fix it or to make it to my liking. A professional would never treat their client's this way.

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I was recommended to go to Phyllis for my wedding gown by my sister, who knew another bride who had gone. Since my wedding dress is one of the most important outfits of my life, it was important to have the tailoring down right. I was happy to have this recommendation & was able to get appointments very easily to fit with my work schedule. I was told she would be a lot less expensive than other tailors and, in the end, although the quote was slightly higher than what was predicted, I was very satisfied with the work Phyllis had done.
She did 3 parts to my wedding dress: took in the sides at the top (the dress is sleeveless), hemmed the bottom, and added a bustle. I had to go back 3 or 4 separate times to get the measurements right after each alteration, but all 3 turned out perfectly. I am very pleased and thankful that Phyllis could help make me feel like my wedding dress is my very own. I can't wait to wear it!

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★★★★★

I was recommended to go to Phyllis for my wedding gown by my sister, who knew another bride who had gone. Since my wedding dress is one of the most important outfits of my life, it was important to have the tailoring down right. I was happy to have this recommendation & was able to get appointments very easily to fit with my work schedule. I was told she would be a lot less expensive than other tailors and, in the end, although the quote was slightly higher than what was predicted, I was very satisfied with the work Phyllis had done.
She did 3 parts to my wedding dress: took in the sides at the top (the dress is sleeveless), hemmed the bottom, and added a bustle. I had to go back 3 or 4 separate times to get the measurements right after each alteration, but all 3 turned out perfectly. I am very pleased and thankful that Phyllis could help make me feel like my wedding dress is my very own. I can't wait to wear it!

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My daughter is in competition cheer leading and ripped her cheer top at a competition. The top cost $200.(eek!) Phyllis repaired the top quickly and we had it back a day or two later, in time for the next competition. Priceless!

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My daughter is in competition cheer leading and ripped her cheer top at a competition. The top cost $200.(eek!) Phyllis repaired the top quickly and we had it back a day or two later, in time for the next competition. Priceless!

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This business woman is an amazing talent! I will highlight 3 separate services she has provided; all with the highest level of quality, skill, innovation, and customer service.

1) Repairs: I was in the middle of a conference standing up in front of an auditorium full of people when the back seam of my pants began to split. There was really only one thing to do? I asked the audience if anyone was a tailor. Fortunately, Ms. Smith was in attendance. We took a short break, and she was able to accomplish a temporary repair; enough to get me through the conference, until she could do a more permanent fix. She did not even charge me. She just asked that I spread the word, which I did -- to everyone in that auditorium!

2) Refurbish/redesign: After such a satisfactory experience, I went to her with one of my favorite business suits which was woefully out of step with today??s style. After a very collaborative consultation, we agreed on a plan. She quoted a price range, and remained well within that range. I am delighted by the final outcome. I still have my suit, it is current with today??s look, and for a fraction of what it would have cost me to replace it!

3) Fiber art: I saw some of Ms. Smith??s soul quilts and tapestries during my visits and later, heard from another source how wonderfully fulfilling the experience was. I now have my own soul quilt which hangs in a place of honor in my home. The quilt reminds me of the importance of connection; that we are all connected, and that our souls will guide us, if only we let them.

I can only describe this business entrepreneur as joyful. She has a great sense of humor, and does a lot of humming and smiling as she works. I finally asked her how it is that she always appears to be so content. She told me that the most important thing she does as a tailor is to stand a person in front of the mirror in the finished product to savor the perfect fit.

??Because when we are perfectly fitted in our clothing, no matter our body type, our best self image emerges and is reflected back to us in that mirror, and this is a joyful experience.?

Quality, price, experience. These are the three things that are most important to any customer. Ms Smith excels in all three!

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★★★★★

This business woman is an amazing talent! I will highlight 3 separate services she has provided; all with the highest level of quality, skill, innovation, and customer service.

1) Repairs: I was in the middle of a conference standing up in front of an auditorium full of people when the back seam of my pants began to split. There was really only one thing to do? I asked the audience if anyone was a tailor. Fortunately, Ms. Smith was in attendance. We took a short break, and she was able to accomplish a temporary repair; enough to get me through the conference, until she could do a more permanent fix. She did not even charge me. She just asked that I spread the word, which I did -- to everyone in that auditorium!

2) Refurbish/redesign: After such a satisfactory experience, I went to her with one of my favorite business suits which was woefully out of step with today??s style. After a very collaborative consultation, we agreed on a plan. She quoted a price range, and remained well within that range. I am delighted by the final outcome. I still have my suit, it is current with today??s look, and for a fraction of what it would have cost me to replace it!

3) Fiber art: I saw some of Ms. Smith??s soul quilts and tapestries during my visits and later, heard from another source how wonderfully fulfilling the experience was. I now have my own soul quilt which hangs in a place of honor in my home. The quilt reminds me of the importance of connection; that we are all connected, and that our souls will guide us, if only we let them.

I can only describe this business entrepreneur as joyful. She has a great sense of humor, and does a lot of humming and smiling as she works. I finally asked her how it is that she always appears to be so content. She told me that the most important thing she does as a tailor is to stand a person in front of the mirror in the finished product to savor the perfect fit.

??Because when we are perfectly fitted in our clothing, no matter our body type, our best self image emerges and is reflected back to us in that mirror, and this is a joyful experience.?

Quality, price, experience. These are the three things that are most important to any customer. Ms Smith excels in all three!

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I took my wedding dress in for alterations of the shoulder straps and the length of the dress. The dress's overlay was a very flowy chifon material, so as a professional seamstress should know, it will snag very easily. At my final fitting, I tried on the dress and the alteration to the straps and length looked great. However, I found several snags in the chifon material with one of them being over 12 inches long. When I brought this to her attention, she said to me "Yeah, you have to be careful with your jewelry." I do not wear much jewelry, and at the time of the fitting I was only wearing one piece of jewelry, a silver band as a ring. I was extremely upset that she automatically blamed me for something that was obviously done while in her possesion. While, she did a good job on the alterations, she made my wedding dress look like it had already been worn. Although I know that there was so much more to my wedding than then dress it was still very disappointing.

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I took my wedding dress in for alterations of the shoulder straps and the length of the dress. The dress's overlay was a very flowy chifon material, so as a professional seamstress should know, it will snag very easily. At my final fitting, I tried on the dress and the alteration to the straps and length looked great. However, I found several snags in the chifon material with one of them being over 12 inches long. When I brought this to her attention, she said to me "Yeah, you have to be careful with your jewelry." I do not wear much jewelry, and at the time of the fitting I was only wearing one piece of jewelry, a silver band as a ring. I was extremely upset that she automatically blamed me for something that was obviously done while in her possesion. While, she did a good job on the alterations, she made my wedding dress look like it had already been worn. Although I know that there was so much more to my wedding than then dress it was still very disappointing.

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Alterations by Phyllis receives individual customers in a home-based shop by appointment for the usual suspects of garment alterations and tailoring. Bring in your clothes closet favorites (or regrets) and consult with us about how to restore those items to favorites by resizing, repairing or restyling! Also, looking for a gift of significance? -- contact us and we can design a treasured wall hanging or bed quilt keepsake!



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Do your clothes need a transformation? Alterations by Phyllis provides alterations, tailoring and dressmaking services for men, women and children. See the photo gallery for examples of recent custom orders for aprons, scarves and shopping bags.

 

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