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Virginia Wock, owner of alterations business The Perfect Fit, holds a pair of oil field coveralls in need of repair on Thursday at her shop in Dickinson.

Faces of the Boom: Dickinson seamstress' alterations in high demand

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Next to wedding gowns waiting for alterations, seamstress Virginia Wock has 10 bags of oil field clothing in need of repairs.

The owner of alterations business The Perfect Fit in Dickinson is in demand to alter and repair fire-resistant clothing for workers who come to North Dakota from all over the country.


"I'm close to 40 states just off the top of my head," said Wock, 66.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.