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Trester Tailor in Rochester, MN

We are available by appointment only.

Please read our website and scheduling page fully before emailing questions.  You'll find that answers to most questions are found right here!

Please note! 


We have moved!  Trester Tailor is now located at 1500 1st Ave NE in

The 1500 Building, right behind the Silver Lake Shopping Center

in Rochester. Please see the Contact section below for full details on where to find us.


We will be closed for vacation Oct. 16-20th.  Any items needed for the weekend of Oct. 14th or the 21st must be in the shop at the very latest by Thursday, Oct. 5th, or Wednesday, Sept. 27th if it's an item that requires two fittings.



It is an extremely busy time.  Please plan ahead!  You should schedule 30 days from when you would like to come in.  If you need items for a specific event, the ideal time to come in is 3-4 weeks before the event. For example - if you have an event October 21st, you should check the schedule mid August to book an appointment for mid September so your items are ready by mid October.   

Please do not wait until you want to come in to schedule - we may not have availability!  Our ability to work in rush jobs (needed in less than our 8 day turn around, or less than 16 days for items that need two fittings) will be very limited, as this year is a very busy wedding season. 

If you find there are no appointment times available when booking an appointment, this means our schedule is full for the next 30 days. You can check back in a few days or the following week when more appointment times become available.

To schedule an appointment to drop off items that require a fitting, or to pick up items in the shop, click here to visit our scheduling page.

To drop off pre-measured 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

  • 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 simple curtains and other minor interior design projects

  • Replacing and repairing zippers

We do not work on traditional bridal gowns, nor socialwear garments that have excessive glitter, beading, lace, or corsetry.  If you have questions on whether or not it's something we can work on, please email us pictures and a description of the alterations needed.

For zipper repairs: before booking an appointment, please email us a description of the zipper issue, as well as pictures of the inside and outside of the jacket there the zipper is a damaged.  We will give you an estimate prior to booking an appointment so you can decide ahead of time if zipper replacement is worth doing.

For prom dresses: you must get 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.

For bridemaids: dresses that need the sides taken in AND hemmed will require TWO SEPARATE FITTINGS a minimum of 8 days apart.  Please allow AT LEAST 16 days minimum, but ideally 4 weeks, to complete any dresses that need both the sides taken in and the hem shortened.

You should schedule your first appointment 30 days from when you want to come in, and the ideal time to come in is 3-4 weeks before the event.  For example, if your event is May 15th, you can access the schedule mid-March to book to come in mid-April to be ready for mid-May.  If you have a dress that requires two fittings, allow four weeks for the alterations process.  A dress that only needs one fitting can safely be completed in three or less weeks.  Please do not wait until you want to come in to schedule - we may not have the availability!

​​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 haven't tried on the items you'd like altered within the last week or two, please do so before booking an appointment. You may find the fit has changed or your preference for how you'd like the garment to fit has changed, and it will help better determine what alterations are needed. You may find you no longer need or want to have something altered based on the fit.

If you'd like a garment altered or repaired that's currently not in season, we ask you hold off on altering it until closer to the time you'd like to wear it.  For example, if you'd like a sun dress altered for summer and it's February, you should wait until at least the spring to bring that in.  A good time to schedule is about a month before you'd like to start wearing it.  This allows for a more accurate fit, and also helps us to prioritize our limited appointment availability for those who need things sooner.


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. 

Any items not picked up within three weeks of their completion date will incur a $10/week storage fee. 

Any unpaid orders after three weeks will incur a 10% per week interest fee in addition to the storage fee.



Shorten jacket/coat

Blouse/shirt sides

Dress/skirt hem


Military patches

Denim repair

Socialwear dress sides

Socialwear dress hem

Replace zipper

Replace zipper sliders

Plain pants hem

Original “Euro” hem

Lined hem




Suit jacket sides/back

Shorten plain sleeves

Lined sleeves

Sleeves with vent














$3-5 ea.







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. 

Trester Tailor in the 1880's - Sheboygan, WI

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!

About Danni
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 and scheduling page.  Please read it fully before emailing any questions.  Thanks!

Best way to reach us is through email:


Tel: 507-316-0631


1500 1st Ave NE

Suite 115

Right behind Silver Lake Shopping Center

Rochester, MN 55906

Our shop is located in Suite 115 on the 1st Floor.  Follow the signs towards the elevator, we are the last office on the right by the elevator.  See the video below!

There is ample parking available either right out front or on either side of the building. 






Business Hours:

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.

Trester Tailor is located on the ground level of the building and is fully wheelchair accessible. 

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