Tailoring and Alterations2019-08-15T13:02:11+00:00
Bring Your Alterations in Today!



“Nothing feels quite as fine as wearing a brand-new outfit.

However, sometimes buying off the rack doesn’t always fit quite right, and problems sometimes appear.  A hemline maybe too long, waist too big/small, sleeves too wide, pant legs too wide, dress too long, and more.  Simple alterations can help fine tune any garment to fit how you like.  Q. Contrary can help with this.

Mary and her team are experts in alterations. We offer alterations for all body types and all types of clothing including custom suits, and clothing purchased from other retailers. We offer professional quality work at competitive pricing.  No matter what kind of tailoring needs you have, I’ll deliver quick and professional results. Our alterations services are just what you need to show the world the essence of your personal style and wear your outfits with confidence.

Alterations & Tailoring Services Provided for Men, Women & Children:
Prices are estimated and are subject to change.

Suits & Jackets:
– Sides in or out (of Jacket): $30-$65
– Shorten or lengthen sleeves: $35- $50
– Lower collar: $35-$55
– Shorten length of Jacket: $75
– Taper Jacket Sleeves:  $35-$55
– Sew buttons: $5 per button

Skirts or Dresses:                                                   
– Shorten or lengthen: $20 and up
– Shorten Straps
– Make skirt less full
– Chest in
– Waist in: $26 and up
– Hooks n Snaps
– Sew bra cups in

– Sides in: $25 – $30
– Darts:  $18
– Shorten Sleeves: $20-$25
– Replace collar
– Lower Collar
– Hem Shirt: $20 and up
– Sew buttons: $5 each
– Replace Buttons: $5 each
– Patch holes

– Waist in or out: $18 and up
– Hems longer: $14 and up
– Cuffs: $16 and up
– Seat or Crotch in: $18 and up
– Replace Zipper: $25 and up
– Resew Hem: $8 and up
– Taper or trim legs: $20 and up

– Hem: $14 and up
– Original Hem: $20 and up
– Taper leg: $20 and up
– Waist in: $35 and up
– Darts: $20
– New Zipper: $25
– Patch holes

Other Repairs
– Repair/replace zipper: $25 and up
– Patch holes
– Replace buttons: $5 each
– Resew hems
– Sew on patches

Bring Your Alterations in Today!

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ’s

What are clothing alterations?2019-05-06T19:26:09+00:00

While custom made clothing is created from scratch, it isn’t always for everyone. When you purchase clothing from a retailer (off the rack) they don’t always fit how you like. Simple changes to the garments can make the fit and feel better. Simple adjustments to ready-made clothing can improve the look and feel of a garment. If you are unsure, bring the garment in to review in person.

What is your pricing?2019-05-06T19:31:18+00:00

Pricing varies and I listed starting pricing for many common alterations.  The price depends on the time and effort required for each order. We believe we will be able to accommodate your unique needs at a fair and competitive price.

Do I need an appointment?2019-05-06T19:31:40+00:00

Not at all.  You are welcome to stop by anytime during business hours or talk to us about additional scheduling options.

How long will it take?2019-05-06T19:30:41+00:00

I ask for 1 week to complete the alterations, however, I can finish sooner but on a case by case basis.

Do I need to try the clothes on?2019-05-06T19:32:37+00:00

I do prefer for you to try the clothes on here in the store so I can mark and pin properly.  You are welcome to pin or mark at home (for yourself or someone else) and bring the garments in with you.

Do you alter jeans?2019-05-06T19:33:49+00:00

Yes! It is a common garment I tailor.  I can do plain hems and original hems.  I can also taper the legs to be trimmer.  A lot of my clients can’t find the right fit.  It’s either too big in the waist or the thighs are too tight.  I can take the waist in or add darts to get the waist to fit right and taper the legs for a more modern look.  If you are unsure, let’s start with 1 pair and get them to fit right. Then, I recommend you wear them and if you like the new fit, I can alter as many as you like. I do recommend washing your jeans a couple of times before I adjust the waist or legs.

Where are you located?2019-05-06T20:06:41+00:00

Q. Contrary is located at:
3188 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone 602-301-6987

Q. Contrary is at the northwest corner of 32ndStreet and Indian School.  I’m next to Maroney’s Dry Cleaners and behind the Chase Bank

What are your hours?2019-05-06T19:54:57+00:00

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm
Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday: Closed

Here Is What Q. Contrary Clients Are Saying!

“Mary exuded professionalism, creativity, and the extra mile. Coordinating suits for all the groomsmen in the party is never easy, particularly when there are different shapes, personalities, and, of course, budgets! Her kind demeanor and passion for style came through immediately, making our experience wonderful. I look forward to working with Mary again for my day to day needs.”

David Martens, Principal at Marwest Enterprise

“She is the best. Have Mary help with your business or casual wardrobe. You will be glad you did. (It’s not really like shopping!)”

Jay Thorne, Assistant Vice President Media Relations at ASU

“I have been buying clothes from Mary for about 5 years now and wish I would have met her years ago. She does a great job picking out patterns, styles and clothes for me. Every time I wear something made by Mary, people always ask if I have lost weight.”

Bo Calbert , Retired President of McCarthy Southwest

“I enjoy working with Mary. She has a great eye for fashion and always helps me pick great fabrics and patterns for my custom shirts. I’m super busy and appreciate that she meets me at my office and I don’t have to go to the mall. The quality of the shirts is top of the line and I enjoy wearing them.”

Michael Lieb, President Michael Lieb, Ltd.

“Feeling good and looking good are tied intrinsically. Q. Contrary and Mary Zarob have helped me to do both, with her wardrobe advice, custom made shirts and her superpowers to tell you exactly the look for any event.”

Ben Smith, CEO BioXSkinCare

“I enjoyed my entire custom suit experience with Mary. She’s very knowledgeable regarding the latest fabrics and styles. Highly recommend!”

Ryan Sarbinoff, Vice President | Regional Manager - Marcus & Millichap

“I love my gym time but it doesn’t make it easy to find a great fitting suit. Buying off the rack was frustrating and time consuming and didn’t allow me the freedom to design the perfect look for myself. Mary solved this problem for me by helping craft a wardrobe of incredible style and workmanship that gathers compliments everywhere I go. Her patience, flair for design and wide variety of options made for a great experience!”

Rich Fox, Vice President of Growth and Development for Kepro


Monday | 9:00am – 6:00pm

Tuesday | 9:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday | 9:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday | 9:00am – 6:00pm

Friday | 9:00am – 5:00pm


Saturday | 10:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday | Closed

After-hours available upon request