Alan the Tailor


713 W. Stephen Foster Ave.

Bardstown, KY 40004

(502) 822-6884



After a lifetime of believing it was not possible, I am finally living my answer to the question, "What would you do if you could do anything and money were no object?" I love sewing; I love fabric; and I love making clothes and draperies. I guarantee that you will never receive better service than from a person who does what he does for fun!

My History


I began sewing at the age of ten, working on my mother's old sewing machine. 


I hated that machine! I always spent more time fixing thread-jams than sewing. But the seed of interest had been sewn, so to speak. 


I ignored high school and college career-interest surveys that suggested I would enjoy working with my hands and instead embarked on a career as a Certified Public Accountant. I sewed in my spare time, but of course "spare time" is in perpetually short supply. 


It has taken a large leap of faith to leave my old life behind and begin anew as Alan the Tailor. I am proud to be able to offer my skills as a tailor to serve the community. I like to think my great-great-great-great grandfather Elisa Sawyers would be proud - he was a tailor, too!



Alan the Tailor is a Home-Based Business


Part of what I enjoy about what I do is welcoming people into my home. I feel that much of our society has lost its organic sense of connectedness. I think it is important for my children to see that their father is providing a service to the community. In turn, my clients enjoy knowing that they are supporting a beautiful family - at the same time they are getting their pants hemmed! In this way, transactions at Alan the Tailor flow both ways and are much more holistic and connected. This sense of immediate connection with the community at large is calming, reassuring, and comforting. Please, welcome to my home!



My Commitment


My success as a tailor depends on your satisfaction as a customer.

Because I do what I do for fun, I want you to have fun, too! If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your alteration, I hope you will let me know and give me the opportunity to meet your specifications. I stand behind all of my work with a money-back guarantee. 

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