Alterations and Custom Clothing for Infants and Children

There is a minimum $5 charge for repairs or alterations.

Children’s clothing alterations

Sleeve, shirt or pant hem lengthening – $10 (not including material to lengthen)
Patching – $5 (not including material for patch)
hem repair/shortening and zipper replacements are the same as listed under basic alterations for adults.


Creative alterations and repairs

$5 base price.  Final price will be given once I’ve assessed the problem and determined a solution.  What gets categorized under creative alterations and repairs?  Well, say your child has a favourite blankie and they have loved it soo much that it has more holes than blanket left, or it gets damaged some how, etc., I can work with you to find a way to salvage the blankie so that it can be loved for many more years.  Or maybe a favourite stuffie was damaged, I can find a way to repair whatever the damage is.  Perhaps you have a special occasion to attend and the little ones really want to wear their favourite outfit, or perhaps it is just their favourite outfit period, but they’ve outgrown it slightly, I may be able to find a way to extend the life of the garment for a little longer.

I hope that kinda paints a picture for you.


Custom Clothing for infants and Children

I do create a line of clothing for infants and children, preemie and up.  Right now my ready-made product is available at Rarefunk, 91 King Street West, Kitchener Ontario or custom made directly from me.  Email me,, if you would like to see photo examples of any of these items.  As always, if what you want is not listed, please email me.

Prices are the same for custom and ready-made (available currently at Rarefunk only) and are as follows:

Onesies – preemie to 24 months – $25
T-Shirts – preemie to 24 months – $25
2T to 6 – $30
Pants –   preemie to 24 months  –  $20
2T to 6 – $25
Skirts –                   12 months to 6 – $20
Bibs- small size (up to about 9 months approx.)- $12
Denim Jacket – 3 months to 24 months -$65
2T to 5 yrs- $75

For custom clothing you may advise me of the colours/patterns you would like and I will do my best to match your request as closely as possible but I cannot guarantee an exact match.  If you have found fabric that you would like made into something I would be happy to do it for you, prices do not change however.

To futher customize your order and make it an heirloom type piece I encourage you to provide an item of clothing that has meaning to you but is no longer wearable due to size, lifestyle, etc.  I can recycle most things into any clothing item you may like.  For example, send me a pair of your most beloved jeans that are no longer wearable due to size or holes etc. and I can recycle the fabric into a denim jacket or pair of pants for your little one.  Or send me a t-shirt you pick up from your favourite bands concert and I can make it into a onesie, t-shirt or skirt.  Depending on the size of the garment to be recycled, sometimes I will need to add my own fabrics in order to be able to properly cut out the item you requested.

50% deposit required on all custom orders which is non-refundable.  Remainder due at time of delivery* or pick up.  No returns on custom orders.

*delivery charge will apply.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Stephanie Matlock on December 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Can you make a onesie that is specially tailored to have one half Washington Redskins and the other half Dallas Cowboys? My friend is expecting her first child (boy) and she is a Cowboys fan and her husband is a Redskins fan – I think it would be so cool 🙂 Please let me know

  2. Posted by Punkn on December 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    If you have a redskins and cowboys tshirt I could put something together, otherwise I don’t do custom work like that simply because it makes the end product expensive. Let me know if you want to go ahead with this project. 🙂 and congrats to your friend on her first baby!

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