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Recent Alterations reviews in Canberra

"Efficient and professional clothing alteration, including difficult alterations."

Clothing alterations - 3 garments


"Great job. Excellent craftsmanship. Highly recommended. "

Alteration of Curtain Sheers


"Had some clothing altered with Vani. She was very professional, efficient and did a great job on my clothing. I highly recommend her services and look forward to using her again in the future!"

Women's clothing alterations


"Excellent; very professional work. Also, I was very grateful for the help in fitting my large cushions into the renewed cushion covers. My sofa now has a 'like new' shape again!"

Replace sofa cushion zippers


"Great work, would highly recommend "

Hem up 2 pair of school shorts


"Sarah was lovely and did a great job, I would recommend her"

Curtains shortened


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What does a clothing alteration include?

Your seamstress or tailor is skilled in working with textiles, but especially clothing, to create, repair, and alter clothing. Here are some of the most popular clothing alteration services and what you can expect when you book them:


Need some custom sewing work to create a design from scratch or custom-fit to your size? Hire a seamstress or dressmaker to create or customise your dress or garment. They’ll start by measuring your shape and size with a soft tape measure to ensure the perfect fit. They’ll consult with you on designs and fabrics, before choosing or customising a pattern and cutting out the pieces. They’ll sew your garment or dress, taking care to finish off any edges with an overlocking stitch. Most dressmakers will request you to come in for a final fitting where you can try on the (mostly finished) garment and they can make final adjustments.

Formal wear alterations

When you want to look your best, it’s so important that your clothing is tailored to perfectly fit. Whether you need bridal alterations, school graduation alterations, corporate wear alterations, or suit alterations, a professional seamstress can help. They’ll take your exact measurements and then ask you to try on the outfit or dress, ideally with the shoes you plan to wear. Then they’ll note or mark up any parts that need taking in or loosening, and where the hem needs to sit based on your shoe height. They’ll use a mixture of machine and hand-sewing techniques to alter your clothing and finalise everything with a final fitting before your event.

Clothing adjustments

Most clothing you buy off the rack won’t be the perfect fit, or you might need your favourite clothes adjusted as your body changes shape over time. Book clothing alterations near you to help with dress shortening, garment shortening, and even school uniform alterations for those kids who won’t stop growing. Clothing adjustments usually involve taking seams in or out and adjusting the hem. Most hems have a few centimetres of extra fabric, so you can add extra length, or take it up for the perfect fit.

Clothing repairs

When your favourite dress or pants break, you don’t have to throw them away. Get a professional to take a look and see if they can save your garment with techniques like zipper repair, seam repair, new lining, hole patching, button sewing, and more. Extend the life of your clothing - it’s better for the environment and much more budget-friendly, too.

Recent Alterations tasks in Canberra

Shorten legs of a Jean pant


Scullin ACT, Australia

14th Nov 2022

I have already detached the bottom ham.

Pants shortened


Ngunnawal ACT, Australia

21st Oct 2022

Hi, I purchased satin wide leg pants and they are ridiculously long. I would love to have them shortened/hemmed if possible by Tuesday 25th October as I need them the following day. THANK YOU - Due date: Before Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Replace a broken zipper on a dress


Kingston ACT, Australia

14th Sep 2022

I have a dress with a long zipper at the back that was broken when I received it and it needs to be replaced. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 15 October 2022

Sew some paws for school book week by Thursday.


Hughes ACT, Australia

15th Aug 2022

See some paws for school book week. I have all the materials which I’ve cut out so they are ready to sew. I don’t have a machine so can’t see them myself. I need you to pick up the items and then drop off by Wednesday evening this week. - Due date: Before Thursday, 18 August 2022

Elaine did a fantastic job making cat paws for school book week. Very happy with the result and a very happy child! Highly recommend Elaine.



Campbell ACT, Australia

24th Jul 2022

I have a number of clothes that require basic alteration. They include: 4 pants that need to be taken up 1 suit that needs tailoring (at the very least the suit pants need to be taken up and taken in) 1 dress with a hem that needs repairing 1 dress with a zip that needs replacing. - Due date: Before Friday, 5 August 2022



Weston ACT, Australia

12th Jul 2022

Need hem taken up on one pair of mens pants - Due date: Before Friday, 15 July 2022

Clothes alterations


Dunlop ACT, Australia

12th Jun 2022

Require 5-6 business dress slacks altered, ie shortened - Due date: Flexible

Clothing alterations


Forrest ACT, Australia

13th Nov 2022

I have 2 pairs of new work trousers that I need taking in around the waist and hems. I’ve had an accident and can’t walk well so you will have to come to me. The trousers will need to be adjusted under the waist band at the back. - Due date: Before Sunday, 20 November 2022

I have a suit case the zipper is broken at the bottom


Canberra ACT, Australia

3rd Oct 2022

The zipper has come away from the material at the bottom of the case hard cover suit case - Due date: Before Sunday, 30 October 2022

Shorten and hem 2 pairs Mens jeans


Calwell ACT, Australia

11th Sep 2022

Two pairs Mens jeans hemmed - Due date: Flexible

Clothing alterations


Gungahlin ACT, Australia

25th Jul 2022

Take up a lined blazer and add a button hole - Due date: Before Saturday, 30 July 2022

Curtain alterations


Kaleen ACT 2617, Australia

23rd Jul 2022

I'm looking for someone who can shorten and hem some Ikea curtains. I have 6 sets of blockout curtains and 6 sets of sheer curtains to be hemmed. The Ikea curtains come at 250cm length and I will need them shortened to 220cm. - Due date: Flexible

Faiqa was fantastic. Excellent job with a quick turnaround. She was very easy to communicate with and I’m very happy with the result. Thanks Faiqa.

Suit jacket sleeves shorten and pant shorten


Bruce ACT 2617, Australia

5th Jul 2022

Shorten the arm length of suit jacket with buttons and shorten the length of pant. - Due date: Before Friday, 8 July 2022

Suit pants need to be shortened a little and arms of blazer shortened


Harrison ACT, Australia

22nd Nov 2022

I have my husband’s new suit and the pants need to be shortened a little and the arms of the blazer shortened a little as well. Just wondering how much this would cost please? - Due date: Before Saturday, 10 December 2022

Cushion zip repair


Dunlop ACT 2615, Australia

31st Oct 2022

Fix some throw cushions. Two need new zips. - Due date: Flexible

Need new zips sewn into three skirts!


Weston ACT, Australia

27th Sep 2022

I have three skirts that have broken zips and i would really like them to be fixed! - Due date: Flexible

Clothing alteration


Hackett ACT 2602, Australia

17th Aug 2022

Hem clothing dress and pants - Due date: Before Friday, 19 August 2022

Helpful and easy to organise task on short notice. Thank you Dianne!

Zipper repair on canvas pet case


Kingston ACT, Australia

25th Jul 2022

My dog has chewed the zipper on his canvas travel case. The zipper needs replacing. Will drop off case to your location. Flexible on price. - Due date: Flexible

Curtain and sheer alteration


Holt ACT, Australia

19th Jul 2022

Trim and hem both curtain and sheer Add strips to both to make them fit window Plenty of material. Salvaging as i messed up the measurements while ordering - Due date: Flexible

Diane was impressive. Worked really hard, on time and delivered the job perfectly. Would recommend her skills to all. Thanks Diane.

Wedding dress altered


New South Wales 2620, Australia

25th Jun 2022

Hello I need my wedding dress altered to my size (it’s already pretty close). It is also still to long. There is no lace, embellishments or anything like that on the dress. Hopefully it’s an easy one. I can come drop it off. - Due date: Before Thursday, 25 August 2022