What our clients are saying...
From 68 reviews
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 …read more
I had such a great experience , very professinal with great customer service. I needed suits for an event in a week, and they were completed before that week....
got what I was looking for
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!!!
Always great work every time!
Maria A Pinkhason
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.
Veda does a fantastic job and is so nice
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 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…read more
Alterations looked great. They were very accommodating of my tight schedule. Would come back.
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 …read more
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 does a great job within a reasonably short amount of time. I will use her again and again.
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 …read more
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…read more
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…read more
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 …read more
Excellent alterations and super friendly people. I look forward to doing business with them again.
Vera was amazing! Super helpful, professional, timely. We are so thankful she could help us with our wedding dresses. Thank you Vera!
Cheryl Watkins Buntyn
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 …read more
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…read more
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 !…read more
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…read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
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!
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!!.
Veda created the wedding dress of my dreams! So beautiful and elegant!
Thank you do much for contributing to the magic of my wedding!
They have excellent seamstresses and tailors and the work is high quality. I highly recommend them for your alteration and design needs.
Veda has made me 2 dresses and has done a great job! I'd have no reservations about having her make me another special occasion dress.
Top talent. Warm, friendly, helpful, personal. Can do anything with fabric! Thank you all at Shirley's Design!
Ms Veda is so sweet and i had a good experience with her. And she does awesome work! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to have alterations done.
Perfect job always. Very professional and knowledgable. Absolutely recommend.
I love Shirley's tailoring and have recomended her to other people. She does beautiful work.
Awesome service, awesome attitudes. Thanks for the beautiful suit!
Always a great experience and a
She was fabulous, professional and timely.
Veda does the most wonderful work. She has taken some of those special pieces of clothing that I kept in my closet for years because I loved them but they no longer fit and tailored them perfectly. She really cares and is incredibly …read more
Every time I come I'm never disappointed.. Great work
Veda is an excellent tailor and dressmaker. She is so talented. You will not be disappointed!
Love Veda's great eye for doing what is right with the clothing and honesty in saying, this garment is not for you...do not bother with it !!!!…read more
I did recommend you to friend and she is delighted with your work!
Nothing like it! You can bring anything to Shieley's Designs and they will amaze you with their skills. I have brought in a variety of items for alteration (from pants that needed hemming to heavy lined coats that required full …read more
As you can see from our smiles in the photo, Veda and I had an amazing experience working together! I brought in a Tea Garden Vintage wedding dress image from the web and Veda created the dress with incredible expertise. She knew exactly …read more
Shirley's has the ambiance of a tidy Parisian atelier. Owner Veda has valuable insight and knowledge of how to tailor any garment that will not only help you look your best, but will also give you the attention to detail in your appearance …read more
Veda does amazing work & combined w/ her fashion sense, attention to detail & her attentiveness to her clients, there is no other person I would trust to take care of my alteration needs!
I have been going to Veda Ambeau for many years and consider her the finest dressmaker and alterations person in the East Bay.…read more