Veda was lovely and hemmed my items with excellent craftsmanship. The receptionist leaves alot to be desired though.
Oh my goodness... I can’t express how much I love this business. Professional. First Class with outstanding results. Even though she knows when you enter what’s best for you she listens to your ideas and help you understand design uniquely …
This place is TOP NOTCH! Professional and of the highest quality!
Veda is wonderful- warm, welcoming and a really really amazing seamstress. I hesitate sharing a review because I’m afraid she will be too busy and hard to make an appointment with... but, finding a great seamstress is so hard. And she’s the…
I have been going to Veda for several years after several local friends recommended her services. Veda does an amazing job with off the rack clothing that she can then tailor to fit perfectly for a very affordable price. I have taken pants…
Veda is absolutely the best. She knows what you want before you tell her and always the professional, highly skilled designer!! If you want a true alteration, and not just seams down the side, Shirleys is the place.
Veda, who is the owner of this awesome alterations shop, is so attentive to detail and has a profound skill to her craft as a tailor. Love working with her on making my clothes fit just right. I'm also getting my wedding gown tailored by …
I ordered a bridesmaids dress months in advance and got a zero because usually that's fine if not a little snug, but it fits (I'm super petite) — and when It finally came it was too small- wouldn't even zip. One month out from my friends …
Veda is the ultimate professional for anyone wanting the highest quality tailoring or dress making. I took three new suits to be tailored earlier this summer. What I thought would be one and done turned into repeat visits because Veda was …
This is the only place I could fix my dress. She is knowledgeable, technically she gave life to my wedding dresses. Can't thank her enough!!!
I went to Shirley's upon a recommendation from my wedding planners to get help with alterations to my wedding dress. My experience was amazing. I had a really well made, but complex dress and was nervous about putting it in anyones hands …
Veda was amazing. I was in town for a wedding and needed a zipper replaced, in a hurry. The job was beautifully done and I couldn't believe the price. Thanks!
I had a fantastic experience here. They did a great job on my suit, and furthermore, provided an additional alteration on my pants for free! Really, really nice people and nice work. I would highly recommend Shirley's!!!
Veda is a talented tailor. Did a fantastic job on altering my leather jacket. I will definitely use her services again for any alterations.
Excellent service--very professional and prompt. You are treated as a welcome guest, no matter the task you bring in.
Always great work every time!
Great experience at Shirley's designs got my suit looking like a brioni suit lol thanks guys! 5 star service!
Amazingly skilled, life saving service! Ms. Shirley has a beautiful, calm and calming presence, that shows at the end of the day in her work and sharp eye. She made an off the shelf tuxedo look custom made. I'm truly grateful to them for …
Veda just made my wedding dress fit perfectly to me. I love how the lace still looks perfect despite of having a lot of alterations. She really did a great job and it's so worth it. Thank you so much.
Twice Veda has done an alteration on a special piece of clothing that made my life better! Simple. She is charming, but more importantly capable, thoughtful, imaginative, accurate and swift. My gratitude!
Loved it! Veda was great and when the bustle was still too low for my taste she had no problem working on the dress again. Highly recommend.
I had a great experience with Veda at Shirley's design and Alteration! My dress had a crazy uneven hemline from the start, and so much material. In my opinion, it seemed like it might be a tough job. But Veda is so profession and precise; …
Me and my partner went to Veda for our suits to get tailored. She was amazing and did a fantastic job. The service was quick and high quality.
Miss Veda was an absolute pleasure and her work was magical. The alterations were done quickly and and my suit looks completely custom made!
Need Men's tailoring or alterations? I would greatly recommend Ms. Veda @ Shirley's Désigns. She worked magic on an expensive wool top coat of mine. They were able to A) make the shoulders smaller. B) shorten the arm hole and C) remove …
Very professional, kind and prompt service. My wife forgot to take her heels in with her fitting, and Vera went to another shop and brought her a pair of heels to wear so that the hem on her dress would be perfect!
The alterations done on my mother of the brides dress was just perfect. I would definitely come back in the future.
Veda does a fantastic job and is so nice
Exceptional work, the attention to even the smallest detail is outstanding! Besides which Veda and her team are friendly, funny and great communicators. Worth every penny, won't be going anywhere else. Ever. Again.
Shirley is simply the best tailor I have had. Known best for ladies gowns, she reconstructed several sports coats a suit and a leather jacket that were several sizes too big for me. I get complimecery time I wear a garment she has altered …
I love everything! She was on point with all of the timing and changes she needed to make to my wedding dress. Thank you!!
I have been going to Shirley Designs for just about 10 years now. I'm proud to say that this shop does wonderfully accurate work. She snatch the waist in my jeans so well that my butt appears bigger than really what it is. i love her work. …
We have been going to Veeda's (We always say Veeda's instead of Shirley's Designs) for more than thirty years. That's thirty years of satisfaction. She has never disappointed us with her work. She has worked her magic on a bridal gown, men'…
I brought my wedding dress to Veda 3 weeks before my wedding when I realized that I need to get my dress bustled. She did a beautiful, quick, and affordable job. She also convinced me that it need to be let out a little and she was totally …
Veda was a great help in sewing my wedding dress that I designed. I can't wait to see my partner's face when I walk down the aisle. Thank you!
Shirley is amazing! She got my dress altered just in time for a wedding I went to in Healdsburg. Very professional, quality work, and cute store.
Veda did an excellent job on my dress! Couldn't be happier with the results. Her shop is very cute! Will definitely go back in the future.
Entire experience was perfect! The ladies who work there are nice, patient, and answered all of my questions. And the alterations themselves were spot on! Reasonably priced as well. Highly recommend!
I finally found a wonderful skilled seamstress to help me adjust the fit of my clothes to MY body! I had a bikini top altered (tough, right??) to be just a little larger so I could be more comfortable and a cute little dress altered to be a…
The customer service, expertise, design, and care provided at Shirley's is second to none. Clothes don't make the person but they definitely introduce them; Shirley's fine tunes your introduction second to none!!!
Alterations looked great. They were very accommodating of my tight schedule. Would come back.
Veda really knows what she is doing! I wouldn't trust my wedding alterations with anyone else and am so happy to leave my dress in her capable hands.
I would classify Veda as a 5 star professional in her industry. She design, cut and assemble a dress for my wife and altered a older suit of mine into a handsome new classic fit for me.
Thank you Veda.
Don & Kawanna
Since her opening on Lakeshore, I have entrusted her with fur coat repairs, cashmere refashioning and alterations on black tie wear. Her services never disappoint. Veda will commit and execute alterations that others won't attempt. Very …
I brought in a top that needed a new look and was able to get it altered with a new neckline in recor time!
I love everything about this business, especially the advice you get during the fitting and the quality of the work that is done on your garment.
Just the best place for alterations. The service is excellent and friendly. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Loved working with Veda at Shirley's Designs! Her work is beautiful and she is a delight!
Veda has gone above and beyond to make sure my two alteration projects have been done well and done on time. With her vast experience and expertise, she brought up issues and suggestions that I never would have thought.
Exceptional tailoring! Veda was an engineer in her former life and it shows in the precision & quality of her work. She's not cheap, but good work rarely is, and I'd trust her with any item, vintage, couture, or off the rack.
Wonderful. Very nice and did an excellent job on my alterations. Will definitely use them in the future.
Shirley's is the only place I go for alterations. She does incredible work, is very affordable, and is really nice to!
Veda and her staff are always pleasant and the workmanship is fantastic. The pls e to go for great alterations!!
Cheerful and skillful service! My "look" has been saved many times with just the right alterations!
Veda is fabulous. I take stuff to her that I don't wear because it doesn't fit right and she gives it back to me fitting well so its like finding new clothes in my own closet.
Alterations were done on time, fit me perfectly, and the staff were very welcoming and accommodating. Will definitely use their services again if I'm in the Oakland area.
Expert craftsmanship and very quick turnaround on a complicated bridesmaid dress with extensive beading.
Veda does a great job within a reasonably short amount of time. I will use her again and again.
I worked with Veda to alter several high-end, but very dated items that I hadn't worn in years (a tux, several pants and sport jackets, etc.). Veda did an amazing job altering each item to be more "current" and better fit my trimmer body. …
Nothing fits me off the rack, so I buy beautiful clothes from thrift stores and take them to Veda to be altered. Jeans, trousers, jackets, shirts, skirts, dresses – even bathing suits and relining coats – she does it all. I've had strangers…
So very warm and welcoming --wish I had discovered this gem a long time ago. Although I've only had the opportunity to have one dress fitted, I plan to return with images of dresses I'd like to have made! I have recommended several …
So great to have an expert tailor and dressmaker in our neighborhood.
I have had many items altered here...pants, skirts, dresses. All of them were completed in a timely manner with quality expertise. The staff has always been professional and courteous. I am now having a pair of pants and a dress custom made…
I am very pleased with the quality of service I received. I would definitely rate it on the top 10 list! As regards the workmanship; the skill and creativity that went into the labor to produce results that went beyond my expectations can…
I have been going to Shirley's Alterations for over 25 years. She has a good eye for what needs to be done to a garment and her workmanship is excellent!
Shirley's tailored my suit for my wedding in record time and it fit better than I could've ever imagined. Will definitely be going back!
Vita is amazing. She is a visionary, a talented , creative tailor and dressmaker and an open-hearted, loving soul. She has been creating and tailoring clothes for me for the past 27 years. Growing up in a family of tailors and …
Excellent alterations and super friendly people. I look forward to doing business with them again.
I took a whole bunch of clothes in that just didn't quite fit right for a whole variety of reasons or were way out of style. They did a great job on all, and I practically have a whole new wardrobe for a fraction of what it would have cost …
I have known Shirley for almost 8 years. She has made all of my tailored suits. They are beautiful. Her craftsmanship is beyond compare and she is wonderful to work with. I just recommended one of my colleagues to Shirley to assist her with…
Vera was amazing! Super helpful, professional, timely. We are so thankful she could help us with our wedding dresses. Thank you Vera!
I came to know Veda two weeks before I was to be married in Georgia (due to fly to Ga. In 6days). I was an emotional mess when I met with Veda failing to lose the anticipated weight to fit my gown. In just two days, Veda had me fitted …
They tailored my wedding dress and my fiances jacket perfectly. Love them.
Such kind and knowledgable help at this shop. It was recommended to me and I would gladly recommend to others. Both of the dresses I needed taken in turned out beautifully after one round of alterations.
I had a wonderful experience at Shirley's designs. I asked to have the lining of a jacket – which she had already done for me 10 years ago! – I asked her to do it again. It's perfect; I have my favorite jacket back. I'd go back in a second…
Very professional... Quick turn around and able to help out when I was in rush to get things back quickly! She went out of her way to accommodate – she even dropped off at my home after her work day was through !…
Veda and her staff are amazing. She was so understanding and patient with my daughter and I. She listened and was able to do everything we wanted to create the most beautiful wedding dress ever!!! Simple, elegant, exquisite! She is a master…
Veda is always my go-to person when it comes to alterations. And she gets it right every single time. Wedding dress, ball gown, it doesn't matter ;)
Shirley's Designs did a fantastic job repairing my valuable vintage suit jackets.
This was my second experience with Shirleys and I was again extremely pleased with the results of Veda's expertise in designing a dtess for me for an special event. Thank you Veda, and until the next time!
Fitted quite a few dresses to my specification with no problem. Very professional, highly recommend!
I absolutely love the quality of work, attention to detail and customer service I received at Shirley's Designs. I highly recommend their business.
Veda has an amazing eye for how clothing should fit your body. This in combination with her and her staff's technical skill and her tremendous knowledge of fashion make her an invaluable asset! When I'm shopping, knowing that Veda can make …
I my maid of honor dress was too tight and I had her let out some of the fabric and she did a great job and it was a huge relief to me :-)
I had a lot of pants and jackets that were out of fashion, but good fabric. After consulting with Shirley, she gave me her honest opinion about what to do with them, and I was delighted with the results. Some of the pieces were redesigned …
She knew exactly what to do and got it ready just in time :)
I had a wonderful experience with Veda. I was having my mother's coat altered. Veda has a great sense design and made wonderful suggestions for the alteration and materials to use. Her prices were reasonable and the project was completed …
Veda is amazing. Her alterations are top notch, she is so personable and there is quick turn around. Need I say more....
Shirley's Designs worked a miracle and fixed a botched alteration job on my wedding suit, and it turned out fantastic. They saved the day!
Just recommended Veda to a friend for wedding dress alteration. She noticed the tiniest little details to improve the fit of my wedding dress back in 2010. It made all the difference, added the back bow I wanted and it fit like a glove, …
Veda is amazing. She's the only seamstress I'll go to. She is so nice, does great work, and the turn around time is always very reasonable. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the East Bay looking for a quality tailor.
Excellent work. Reasonable prices.
My experience was wonderful .Veda is very warm and professional. Her work is impeccable!!.