About Alterations by Frances

Frances Hoffman has been sewing her whole life. A graduate of University of Kentucky with a degree in home economics education, Frances opened her first alterations shop right out of college. After selling the business several years later, Frances taught middle school home ec. She pursued a Master’s in Education to become a principal, but decided to put those plans on hold 

to open a local alterations shop in her town of Fort Thomas.


In the early days of Alterations by Frances, she juggled running the business out of her home with her teaching career, but eventually decided to open her shop full-time. In 2009, Frances opened her first official location and has since expanded to larger spaces for the growing business. Today, Alterations by Frances has been serving the Fort Thomas community for 10 years.