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Copy a Favorite Garment or Clothing Item

SewNeau can make a copy of a favorite dress, skirt or blouse you already own

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, or you would love one in a different color, or different pattern or print? We may be able to make a copy of it for you.

SewNeau copies men's favorite clothing too

Hey Guys... SewNeau copies men’s clothing items too! Those oh so comfortable shirts or pants, they don't make anymore? Yeah them! Please contact us.

Require­ments for Copying

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.

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 sewing 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

In all cases the fabric and notions must also be provided when the order is placed. If yardage and or notions requirements are unknown, SewNeau can help determine them.

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 the one purchased ready-made at retail. Although each situation is different, the difference in cost can be significant.

Not in the Cleveland Area? No Problem!

Much of SewNeau's garment copying is done using the U.S. Postal Service. We will need to first discuss your project with you. Please call us Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, Eastern time. If you must call after hours, leave a detailed message and a call-back number at which you can be reached during the day.