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Sew Forth Alterations

& Tuxedo Rental ○

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Sew Forth Alterations will be closed
September 5th-7th.

Have a great holiday weekend. 

Sew Forth Alterations has reopened for business Monday, May 4th.
Upon reopening, we will be scheduling appointments for pick ups, drop offs, and fittings in order to limit the number of people in the store.  We will no longer take walk in fittings, you must schedule an appointment if you need to use the fitting rooms to try on garments, as the rooms will be sanitized between clients. The staff will have masks for interactions with clients and we encourage anyone entering the store to also wear a mask. There will be handmade disposable masks available at no charge to wear during fittings if you don't have a mask of your own.  We also have handmade washable cotton masks for purchase in the store for $10 each. Please wear a mask for fittings. We cannot continue to keep our doors open unless our seamstresses are safe and healthy. We also ask that all garments are clean prior to alterations. 
To schedule an appointment, please call ahead,  email or contact us through our social media. We will keep updating our Facebook and Instagram with new information.

Be well friends. We will sew you later! 


About Us:

Sew Forth Alterations is a locally owned sewing shop in Lawrence, KS. It was formerly known as Aneita's Alterations and Sew Forth from 1990-2018. Before that, the business was called "The Shop" from 1979-1990 and was located at 19th and Massachusetts Street. Sadly, Aneita passed away in March 2018. After 20 years with the team, Melanie Freeman, Aneita's niece, has carried on the family tradition of the perfect fit. 

We specialize in quality alterations on all types of clothing including Wedding Gowns, Formal Wear, Menswear, Casual Clothing, Denim, Coats, Military and More.  We can hem your bridesmaid dress, replace your coat zipper or mend your favorite pair of jeans. If your wedding gown already fits, we offer steaming, bustling and preservation services.  Have a special request or not sure if your garment can be sewn? Stop by today, no appointment is necessary, and one of our experienced seamstresses will see if we can work our magic. 

Sew Forth Alterations also carries one of the largest selections of Tuxedo rentals in the Lawrence area.  We offer the latest styles, fits, and colors to make you look great for your next formal event whether it be Prom or your wedding.


Wedding Gowns, Prom, Formal Wear, Men's and Women's Clothing, Denim, Military, and More

Alterations: it is in the name and it is what Sew Forth Alterations does best.  We provide Alterations on all types of clothing, including formal wear, dresses, casual clothing, denim, mending, military and more. From taking up your Wedding gown to mending your favorite pair of jean; from replacing your broken zipper to sewing patches on a letter jacket, we do it all.  Click here to find out more info. 

Largest Selection of Suits, Tuxedos, Vest, and Ties in the Latest Styles, Colors, and Fit


Sew Forth Alterations carries one of the largest selection of tuxedos and accessories in the area. We have brands such as Michael Kors and Ike Beher in fits ranging from traditional to ultra slim. Tuxes and suits are available in traditional Black, Navy Blue, Shades of Gray, Tan and more.   We have vests and ties in many colors and patterns to match your wedding colors or prom dresses.  Sew Forth Alterations is a Jim's Formal Wear national retailer and we also carry Milroy's Tuxedos. Specials are available throughout the year, contact us to see how we can help you save for your wedding. Click here to find out more info.

Check out some of the latest prom fashions here

Wedding Veils, Dress Bags, Bow Ties, Shirts, Tuxedos and Formal Accessories For Sale

Sew Forth Alterations carries a variety of items in store. Everything from formal bowties to fashion tape to lint lifters. Zip up dress and suit bags are also in stock. Sew Forth is a Wedding Gown Preservation Co. retailer, stop in to buy your preservation kit.    

Other Services and Sew Forth..
Wedding gown preservation, Gown Steaming, Measurements

Sew Forth Alterations partners with Wedding Gown Preservation Co. to help you preserve your wedding day for years to come. Stop by today to purchase your preservation kit.  

Have wrinkles? We also offer gown steaming. Steaming is available for wedding gowns, bridesmaid, mothers, flower girl, and prom dresses.  We prefer to have at least a week's notice for steaming orders to prepare.  

Have a Wedding out of town? We offer complimentary measurements for out-of-town tuxedo orders. We also offer measurements for ordering dresses or suits online. No appointment is necessary.  




925 Iowa Street  Suite H

Hillcrest Shopping Center

Lawrence, KS  66044


Mon - Fri: 9am - 5:30pm

​​Saturday: 9am - 1pm

​Sunday: Closed

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