Tailor'D by Miss D'Meanor Designs

Introducing new services by Miss D'Meanor Designs (aka Jo)!  We have a wide range of services available for all your vintage and reproduction clothing needs!

Have a dress that doesn't quite fit?  Maybe its a hem that has just given up.  What about that 60 year old mystery stain?  Did you bend over to hear your skirt just added some unexpected ventilation? We have a service for you! 


Here is a menu of our services

Alterations & Repairs


Hems $15

Cuffed hems $18

Waistband adjustment $15 & up

Narrow legs $15 & up

Pocket replacement $23*

Pocket repair $15

Zipper replacement $20

add $5 for any service if the garment is denim



Hem $15 & up

Lengthen hem with allowance $20

Zipper replacement $20

Take in waistband $18

Take in side (no waistband adjustment) $15

Add (side seam) or replacement pockets $20*



Hem $15 & up

Lengthen hem with allowance $20

Zipper replacement $20 & up

Take in at side seams to armhole $20

Take in at side seams through armhole $25

Take in at side seams with side zipper $30

Add darts $20

Add (side seam) or replacement pockets $20*

Add $5 if the dress is lined and will require alterations as well



Shorten sleeve $15

Shorten sleeve with placket $20

Take in full sides $20

Take in princess seams/darts/sides $15

Add darts $12

Shorten $15


Outerwear (limited to fabric coats only, no leather or fur)

Lining repair $20 plus $2 per inch for seam repair

Lining replacement $125 & up

Lining removal & finishing $40

Pocket repair $15

Pocket replacement $25*



Button/snap/hook replacement $4

Moth holes $10 for up to 5 holes, $1 each additional

Rips/tears $10 & up

Holes due to fabric thinning $20 & up

Seam repair $3 per inch



$10 for one stain (up to 2"), $5 each additional on same side

$12 for one stain over 2", $7 each additional on same side

Stains encompassing large areas $20 & up

Full soak $22

Partial soak due to adornments $30

Soak & stain removal $30 & up

Specialty fabric such as silk & wool are an additional $3 overall

- Stain removal initial treatment is approximately 8-12 hours and is conducted with the garment laying flat, if stains are on both sides of the garment then that time doubles which is why there is an additional fee if the garment has to be treated on both sides.



Find the perfect dress, but it's floor length and you really want knee length?  We can make that drastic hem happen!  What if it is fantastic except for the huge or unmovable stain or unrepairable tear in the skirt?  There are lots of options with this!  Whether its adding a feature, removing a design element or changing the silhouette, if its a change that will alter the garments original design, then this is the service you want. 

Please make an appointment for a free consultation!  Fees vary greatly, but generally start at $40



This one is fun!  This is where we take a modern styled garment and refashion it to look like a vintage style!  Have a dress that you love the print, but the cut screams its from 2 years ago?  Can't find a reproduction blouse in your size or the style you want?  Desperately want a 49'r jacket, but can never find one in a colorway you like? We can solve that!  Add something here, cut something there, change a fastener, add a design detail and boom! You have what you were looking for!  We can use something you already have or we can find a modern garment together that will give us a good start to what you are looking for.  An example of this service is changing a men's dress shirt into a vintage style ladies blouse or using an oversized, fleece lined flannel shirt and turning it into a cropped jacket with a waistband.   

Please make an appointment for a free consultation!  Fees start at $50 for this service



What's Volup'D?  Volup was a term used during the mid-century by fashion houses to describe their extended sizes.  It was short for voluptuous. Sounts much better than plus size, doesn't it?  Volup'D is a service where MDD takes a garment that is too small for you and expands it with creativity!  Not all garments are a good candidate for this service though.  Side zippers, extensive boning, overlays, intricate design details can all prove to either be a challenge or exclude the ability to perform this service.  Also, as a general rule, a garment can only be expanded by 2 dress sizes.  Any more than that and the structure of the garment will be disproportionate.  This service will not just make your garment bigger!  It WILL change the look of your garment.  Maybe a little, maybe a lot.  

Please make an appointment for a free consultation! Fees start at $60 for this service.  Please note that if your garment can be expanded with the use of the original seam allowance, the fees are the same as the 'take in' fees listed in alterations. 


* MDD is dedicated to keeping clothing out of our landfills.  We use donor clothing whenever possible, which is 95% of the time.  Donor clothing may be vintage that is no longer salvageable in its entirety or thrifted modern clothing that is a good fabric match.  We will purchase new fabric if we are unable to locate a donor garment for your project.  All interior pocket replacements and additions are exclusively made with donor clothing.  We can color match or put in a fun surprise print!  The only exception to this is if the pocket is externally visible on the garment.


The fine print....

- MDD is currently only altering or conducting stain removal on vintage or reproduction vintage clothing at this time.  MDD is not servicing modern styled clothing (unless you want it Vintag'D!).


- MDD does not alter blazers, suit coats, some outerwear or leather at this time. 


- MDD will NOT size down true Volup vintage (defined by MDD as at least a 40" bust and 30" waist or the equivalent of a modern size large).  Adding darts or nipping a waist for fit purposes will be done, but MDD will not alter down Volup vintage by entire dress sizes.  There is an enormous amount of vintage clothing available for modern day sizes extra small to medium, but Volup true vintage is hard to find, which also makes it generally more expensive as well.  MDD feels we have an ethical obligation to leave Volup pieces intact for those who truly need its original size. 


- MDD is a one gal show so she takes in work on a limited basis. She has a demanding day job that often has erratic hours so she doesn't want to overbook herself at the expense of disappointing a client.  She is also not accepting any rush jobs (within 2 weeks of needing the garment) unless its a simple alteration and only with prior approval.  


- Clients who require services other than stain removal must arrange for an appointment with MDD.  This is to ensure proper measurements are taken along with a clear understanding of what is expected.


- A Terms & Conditions form must be signed prior to any work being conducted on any garment, regardless whether it is vintage or reproduction. 


- You are strongly encouraged to wear the undergarments you plan to wear with the garment being altered when coming to the initial consultation so proper measurements can be taken.  Failure to do so may result in the garment not fitting correctly and is not the responsibility of MDD.  


- A thorough inspection of the garment will be taken at the time of drop off to include photos.