The Fitting Room on Edward is Queensland’s largest and most trusted suit alterations tailor. Our specialty is the alterations and styling of men’s suits.
With a team of 10 tailors and 3 stylists, we are re-inventing the alterations industry. Instead of being the traditional seamstresses, we are the first alterations business in Australia to teach men how suits should be worn. Our clients are armed with the knowledge of what their shape is, how a suit should fit to complement their style and boost their confidence, and how they should look after their suits to maximise their investment. We also adjust and alter womenswear ranging from casualwear, formalwear and bridal. Our tailors have over 15 years experience tailoring specifically for women to get the perfect fit.
Clare Sheng took over her mum’s small clothing alterations service in 2011, after a career as a community pharmacist. She grew the family business into a seven-figure business. It is now the largest independent alterations tailor in Queensland. Clare was awarded the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Young Business Person award, 2017 Small Business Champion Award in Fashion, and most recently received a double nomination in the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards, in the Business Innovation Category, and the Young Business Person Category. Clare is the proud writer of her first book, The Suit Book, which is available here.
The first thing you will notice about Madeline is her infectious laughter. After years in customer service, Madeline found her home at The Fitting Room which combined her love for fashion, styling and making people feel good. When Madeline is not at work she’s probably lifting heavy things at the gym or glued to a computer screen at home. Everyone who’s ever met her will be blown away by her good nature and friendly attitude.
Our latest recruit, Shayla is bubbly, energetic, and loves a good chat with everyone she meets. Having worked in alterations for many years in Sydney, Shayla is looking for a new challenge here in Brisbane. Fashion is her passion and she enjoys working with clients to achieve the best look and style in their clothes. Shayla loves the outdoors. On weekends, you will find her at the beach, or climbing a mountain.
Julia - The Fixer
Julia is our fixer-upper with many roles in the business. You will see her running around the city with our delivery trolley, sourcing zippers and buttons from Lincraft, and most importantly, making sure all the tailors have enough snacks and coffee. Without her, our well oiled engine would screech to a halt. Julia also enjoys Dungeons and Dragons, painting miniature figures, and geeking out in general.
The Tailoring Team
We are a group of culturally diverse team of tailors who enjoy a good laugh and some French Champagne. The tailors range from 3 years to 30 years of sewing experience, and are dedicated to continuously improving their craft to provide the best quality alterations for our clients.