Copying Clothing

Clothing Item, Wardrobe Favorite, Copying Seamstress for Cleveland Area Residents Order a copy of a favorite clothing item you already own. Do you have a clothing item that fits you “just right” but the style is no longer made? We may be able to make a copy of it for you.

Hey Guys... SewNeau copies men’s clothing items too!

Requirements for Copying

Copying a favorite item from your wardrobe is often possible.The original item must show visible signs of use, but still be in a wearable condition and it must be clean. You must own the original item and are not buying the copy for resale. The original will be taken apart to make a pattern. If desired, the original can be re-assembled.

Important… We will not, under any circumstances, copy new clothing, or clothing items of any kind from either ads or photographs. In these instances your only option is beginning with a commercial pattern similar to the item of interest.

  • Good Candidates for Copying:
    • Blouses and Shirts
    • Dresses and Skirts
    • Pants, Slacks and Shorts
    • Robes and Pajamas
  • Items We Will Not Copy… No Exceptions:
    • Any item from a picture or photograph
    • New, Unworn Clothing
    • Items intended for re-sale
    • Bathing Suits
    • Beaded Items
    • Belts (Covered)
    • Coats
    • Crocheted Items
    • Denim Jeans
    • Embroidered Items
    • Jackets
    • Knitted Items
    • Lingerie
    • Studded Items
    • Suits (Men or Women's)
    • Tee Shirts
    • Underwear
    • Wedding Gowns
    • Any item made of Fur, Leather, Shearling, Rubber or Vinyl
  • Estimates for Copying Clothing:
    • SewNeau provides estimates at no cost for the copying clothing items.
    • In some cases we may need to first see the garment.
    • Please contact us.
  • Serving Greater Cleveland and Beyond:
    • Most of our garment-copying customers reside reside within the 216, 330 or 440 Area Codes.
    • Outside Greater Cleveland? Please contact us.

What to Expect

It is important to note that the copy will not be identical. The fabric, thread, buttons, snaps, zippers, etc., will be different. Be aware that the age of the original contributes to its fit and ultimate comfort. The copy will seldom feel the same as the original, even if it is exactly the same size.

As with many other items we fashion, the copy may cost more than one purchased ready-made at retail. Although each situation is different, the difference in cost can be significant.

Specialized Garment Re-fashioning & Re-purposing

Making a christening gown from a wedding dressis a wonderful way to symbolize the result of the marraige union. SewNeau re-fashions wedding gowns for re-purposing as christening gowns, first communion dresses or a boy's vest. Find out more about christening gowns made or first communion dresses or boy's vests from your wedding gown, or contact us for a free consultation.

Dresses are often ideal candidates for copying.