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My 2 Favorite Seamstresses


It is good to know your strengths and weaknesses. Anything beyond fixing a button or mending a small hole is  definitely not a strength of mine. If you are like me and better off having someone else do your alterations then today’s write up is for you.

My 2 favorite seamstresses in town

Sew What – they do fantastic custom work and cushion covers. Our pool side lounge chair cushions and couch seat  both came from there and I know many resorts use Kate for her high quality durable products. Recently I took my float belt and Mexican bulsa bag to Kate. She did a new strap for the belt and new handles on my bag, keeping it out of the dump and making it useful to me once again for a pool bag. She did such a great job I am taking my Guadalupe bulsa [souvenir from Mexico] in today to get it re-handled as well. Getting my belt and bag re-purposed cost $25 bzd and worth every penny.

Elsa – I have been getting clothing altered by her got 6 years now, ever since she lived beside us in our first apartment in town.  She has changed locations a few times and has now come full circle and ended up in our old apartment. I recently paid $35 bzd to have 4 dresses altered and one was double sided making more work.

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Sew What added added straps onto my mermaid pool bag and float belt

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Sew What south end of Back street on West side

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To find Elsa go to the back stairs 2 floor apt on the end


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  1. tacogirl August 18, 2016

    Sew What does not do closing Bernadette. Elsa has moved and I am not sure exactly where other than DFC area.

  2. Bernadette Damper August 13, 2016

    Would they make a few skirts for me?

  3. Emily March 16, 2012

    Sew What does great work! We had rolling window shades and a valance made when we first moved to town. Lately, they replaced a zipper in a backpack that we thought was going to have to be trashed, even though it was in otherwise good shape. Thanks Kate and Sew What!


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