The work space at A Better Alteration.

Our Story

We are a premiere alteration boutique, located in downtown Bend, Oregon. Originally established in 2000 as a side-business to her clothing boutique, Gwendy took the leap in 2013 and made A Better Alteration her main focus, with its own location and brand.

Gwendy is a self-made female entrepreneur with 20 years of experience as a clothing boutique owner, seamstress, and alterations specialist. She has been a buyer, merchandiser, and seamstress for her own baby & maternity retail store and women’s clothing & accessories boutique.

The fitting room at A Better Alteration.

I take pride in my modern approach to tailoring. With an eye for what is on trend, I have a talent for seeing what a garment can become. Outside of the shop, I am a superhost through Airbnb… I am driven by creativity, challenges, and hard work. I love it!

— Gwendy

As a small business owner, Gwendy works with over a dozen local stores, dry cleaners, and hotels to promote her brand and build relationships within the local community. We believe in the importance of supporting our local economy and establishing strong community connections through our partnerships with other local businesses.

Our goal is to raise the bar of what people’s expectations are for an alterations shop and offer every client a personalized experience specific to them. We invite you to come in and see what makes A Better Alteration the premiere alterations shop in Central Oregon!