We are available by appointment only.
Trester Tailor is currently closed for vacation.
We will re-open on October 10th.
This year has been extremely busy as historic numbers of weddings are taking place. Please pay attention to timelines and make sure you schedule enough time for your items to be completed. We may not have availability in our schedule for several weeks.
Our schedule goes out 30 days, so you can and should schedule well in advance from when you would like to come in. The ideal time to come in with items for a specific event is 3-4 weeks before the event, NO SOONER. For example, if an event is November 12th, you'd want to book an appointment in mid to late September to come in the middle of October. Our turn around is a minimum of 8 days, and items that need two fittings, such as some bridesmaids dresses, require at least 16 days to complete. It's important not to wait until you'd like to come in to schedule, we may not have availability!
Our ability to complete rush jobs will be very limited. It's in your best interest to fully read this website and the information on the scheduling page. This will greatly help us facilitate everyone more efficiently and without less headache following up on an appointment has been scheduled incorrectly.
Thank you for your business and patience during this crazy time!
To schedule an appointment to drop off items that require a fitting, or to pick up items, click here.
To drop off pre-measured/marked items or repairs, or to pick up with no contact and more flexibility using our secure drop box, please email us.
At Trester Tailor, we offer a range of alterations on all types of garments. On each item we give great attention to detail so it appears as if it hasn't been altered. Our most common services include:
Alterations on men's and women's business and casual clothing
Replacing and repairing zippers
Patches and repairs to worn clothing and denim
Alterations on bridesmaid's dresses, tux's, and other socialwear
Military uniforms and patches
Resizing due to weight fluctuation
Shortening curtains and other minor interior design projects
We do not work on bridal gowns, nor socialwear garments that have excessive glitter, beading, lace, or corsetry.
Prom dresses require pre-approval before scheduling. Please email us with pictures and a description of what you would like altered before you proceed to schedule an appointment.
Any garments that haven't been laundered since they were last worn must be laundered before bringing them in. We reserve the right to refuse service if we determine items have not been laundered.
Any new garments should also be laundered before altering to eliminate shrinkage, especially if there is cotton, linen, or rayon in the fiber content.
Work done on any items that haven't been pre-shrunk cannot be guaranteed.
Polyester garments like bridesmaid's dresses do not need to be dry cleaned beforehand if they are new and have never been worn.
To achieve the most accurate fit, bring any items you plan to wear with your garment. For instance, to fit hems, bring the shoes you plan to wear; for dresses, bring any undergarments,
or for fitting a suit jacket, bring a dress shirt.
If you have a garment for a specific event, we will not to start the alterations process more than 3-4 weeks before the event. If the alterations are completed too far in advance, the garment may have to
re-altered if there is any weight fluctuation. You can and should schedule up to 30 days in advance from when you would like to come in, but the fitting should not be more than 3-4 weeks from when you need to wear the garment. Do not wait until you'd like to come in to schedule, we may not have availability!
Our normal turn around time is at minimum 8 days.
We request that items are picked up with within two weeks of their completion date.
Socialwear dress sides
Socialwear dress hem
Replace zipper sliders
Original “Euro” hem
Suit jacket sides/back
Shorten plain sleeves
Sleeves with vent
Services in this list are the most common we perform. We offer many specialized alterations outside of this list. Please contact us with any questions about your items.
Trester Tailor in Rochester, MN
Trester tailor in Rochester, MN
A relatively recent transplant to Rochester, tailor Danni Trester got her start while studying at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. In pursuit of a degree in textile and apparel design, she began working with Darlene Shell, the owner of Altered States Alterations, a master tailor with over 35 years in the industry. After over nine years in Madison, Danni moved back to her hometown of Sheboygan, WI to work and train as a patternmaker at men's shoe company Allen Edmonds. She then transitioned back into tailoring and is now offering services in the Rochester, MN area.
The Trester name has a long history in the tailoring industry. The first Trester's to immigrate to the US from Germany were tailors and master cutters. In the 1880's, the family opened a clothing shop in the downtown district of Sheboygan, WI. Danni is proud to carry on the Trester name in the tailoring tradition. You can view relics of the original Sheboygan business hanging in our shop!
The history of Trester Tailor
Adam Trester and Son's tailor shop in Sheboygan, WI, 1880's
Answers to most questions are found right here within our website. Please read it fully before emailing any questions. Thanks!
521 N. Broadway Ave.
#5 (2nd Floor)
Across the street from Taco Bell
Rochester, MN 55906
There is free parking available in the lot between our building and Broadway Car Care.
Mon 10-6, Tue-Thur 9:30-5:30, Fri 9:30-4:30
By appointment only.
Please click here to book a time to pick up and drop off items.
Email us to arrange to use our secure drop box.
We request you do not bring extra people with to your fitting, especially small children. Our shop is small and there are hot and sharp things. For everyone's safety and for consideration of other customers who may also be in the shop at the same time, we ask you limit the amount of people you bring in the shop.
Because we are on the 2nd floor, there is no wheelchair access. Please call ahead to arrange accommodations.