It is so damn hard to find a decent tailor in L.A, which is ridiculous since the city is filled with immigrants, some of whom brought the maddening, finger-wrecking craft with them. But they seem to lose the art when they get here, adopting sloppy American tailoring tricks. Having tried and rejected ritzy and cheapo tailors over a broad cross-section of the Valley, from Studio City to Calabasas, what a joy to discover Sewing With Love alterations in Woodland Hills, where Jane Park turned on her little blinking LED “Open” sign about a year ago in a strip mall that contains a florist, Thai foot massage and yoga studio. Her prices are typical: $12 for an unlined skirt hem and $10-$12 to shorten unlined pants. Recently, when asked to handle an emergency tailoring job needed within three hours, she agreed to do it for a fair additional $10 per hem, and it was beautiful work. And all jobs are completed, by the way, with cheer and charm. 21216 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 4. —Jill Stewart

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21216 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills CA 91364
818-340-7514