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A PERFECT SOLUTION WHEN IT COMES TO FIT AND FINISH

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, dresses 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 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): $45 and up
– Shorten or lengthen sleeves: $45 and up
– Lower collar: $55 and up
– Shorten length of Jacket: $85 and up
– Taper Jacket Sleeves: $45-$65
– Sew buttons: $5 per button
Pants:

– Waist in or out: $20 and up
– Hems longer: $20 and up
– Cuffs: $25 and up
– Seat or Crotch in: $20 and up
– Replace Zipper: $35 and up
– Resew Hem: $15 and up
– Taper or trim legs: $65 and up
Skirts or Dresses:

– Shorten or lengthen: $45 and up
– Shorten Straps: $25 and up
– Make skirt less full: need to see
– Waist in: $35 and up
– Hooks n Snaps: $10 and up
– Sew bra cups in: $30
Jeans:

– Hem: $20 and up
– Original Hem: $30 and up
– Taper leg: $65 and up
– Waist in: $35 and up
– Darts: $35
– New Zipper: $35
– Patch holes: need to see
Shirts:

– Sides in: $45 and up
– Darts: $20
– Shorten Sleeves: $35 and up
– Replace collar
– Lower Collar
– Hem Shirt: $40 and up
– Sew buttons: $5 each
– Replace Buttons: $5 each
– Patch holes: need to see
Other Repairs:

– Repair/replace zipper: $35 and up
– Patch holes: need to see
– Replace buttons: $5 each
– Resew hems: $15
– Sew on patches: need to see

Alterations & Tailoring Services Provided for Men, Women & Children:

What are alterations?

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.

Do my clothes need to be cleaned?

Yes, we ask all clothes are cleaned before bringing them over for alterations. We will not work on soiled clothing or clothing covered in animal hair. We appreciate your understanding.

What are your prices?

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 you give prices over the phone?

Unfortunately, I need to see the garment in person to give a price. Because at times clothes are made and constructed differently and that effects how we do the alterations, I need to see in person. You are welcome to bring by anytime and ask for a quote.

Do I need an appointment?

Not at all. You are welcome to stop by anytime. We do not take appointments for alterations.

How long will it take?

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

Do I need to try the clothes on?

Yes, 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?

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 times before I adjust the waist or legs.

Where are you located?

Q. Contrary is located at:
3168 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone 602-301-6987

Q. Contrary is in the Safeway shopping center at the corner of 32nd St and Camelback. We are located on the east side of the shopping center right next to Hava Java.

What are your hours?

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

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Privacy First, Always

I have been fortunate to work with high-profile clients, and I remain committed to protecting the integrity of their privacy.
For clients that prefer the highest level of privacy during fitting appointments, I offer in-home or after-hours sessions at my store. All of your measurements are taken by me personally. 

During fittings, the photos I need to collaborate with my tailors are always taken from the shoulders down to prevent identification, and unless you provide me with your explicit consent, I will not share any photos for promotional reasons. 

Call me old-fashioned, but I also refuse to use cloud-based tools for my client records to avoid unwanted eyes on their information. Any personal information is stored on a private device and securely kept on premise.
You do not need an appointment for Alterations & Tailoring Services

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what's the occasion?

In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, we all have a wide variety of “occasions” from work to weddings to date night and even the golf course that require different types of clothing. Q. Contrary stands ready to help you select what’s appropriate not only for you, but for each different situation that requires a “change of clothes.”
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  • The golf course
  • interviews
  • Date Night
  • Office Dress Code
  • Wedding Guests
  • Business Meetings

A standard of excellence

  • Making a good first impression is so important.

    "Mary has custom made both shirts and jackets for me. In addition, she has helped me find the right accessories to pull my look together. She carries amazing fabrics and patterns for both shirts and jackets, and her attention to detail is unsurpassed. Mary is professional and working with her is a pleasure. I asked her to speak to my executive team about dressing professionally. Her knowledge and insight helped inspire and guide them to dress in a more professional and polished manner at the office. I would highly recommend Mary."
    Tim O'Neal, CEO
    - Goodwill Industries

    The Quality Of Her Shirts Is Top Of The Line, And I Enjoy Wearing Them.

    "I enjoy working with Mary. She has a great eye for fashion and always helps me select fabrics and patterns for my custom shirts. I’m super busy and appreciate that she meets me at my office, thereby eliminating the need to go to the mall. The quality of the shirts she makes is top of the line. I enjoy wearing them."
    Michael Lieb, President
    - Michael Lieb, Ltd.

    Every Time I Wear Something Made By Mary, People Always Ask If I’ve Lost Weight.

    "I have been buying clothes from Mary for about five years now, and I wish I would have met her years ago. She does a great job selecting patterns, styles and clothing for me. Every time I wear something custom made by Mary, people always ask if I have lost weight."
    Bo Calbert, Retired
    - Former President of McCarthy Southwest
  • I Enjoyed My Entire Custom Suit Experience With Mary.

    “She’s very knowledgeable regarding the latest fabrics and styles. I highly recommend Q. Contrary and Mary.”
    Ryan Sarbinoff, Vice President, Regional Manager
    - Marcus & Millichap

    She is the BEst!

    “I strongly recommend having Mary help you with your business or casual wardrobe. You will be glad you did.”
    Jay Thorne, Assistant Vice President Media Relations
    - Arizona State University 

    Feeling Good And Looking Good Are Tied Intrinsically.

    "Q. Contrary and Mary Zarob have helped me achieve both with her expert wardrobe advice, perfect fitting custom made shirts and her “superpowers” that give her the ability to tell you exactly the right look for any event."
    Ben Smith, CEO
    - BioXSkinCare
  • Making a good first impression is so important.

    "Making a good first impression is so important. Mary has helped custom make me shirts, jackets and find the right accessories to pull my looks together. She has amazing patterns, fabrics, and attention to detail. Mary is professional and a joy to work with. I had her speak to my executive team on dressing professionally. Her knowledge and insight helped inspire and guide my team to dress professionally and polished for the office. I highly recommend Mary."
    Tim O'Neal
    - CEO Goodwill
  • The quality of the shirts is top of the line and I enjoy wearing them.

    "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.
  • Every time I wear something made by Mary, people always ask if I have lost weight.

    "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
  • She’s very knowledgeable regarding the latest fabrics and styles.

    “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 at Marcus & Millichap
  • Have Mary help with your business or casual wardrobe. You will be glad you did.

    “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
  • Feeling good and looking good are tied intrinsically. Q. Contrary and Mary Zarob have helped me to do both.

    "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
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Contact Q.contrary

Phone: 602.301.6987
3168 E Camelback rd, phoenix, AZ 85016
Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday
CLOSED